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(NPR)   Citizens of Mexican town arm themselves and band together to fight back against gangs, will soon be looking to hire seven cowboys   (npr.org ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mexico, town, resistance group, Guerrero, crew, Interior Secretary  
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2013-01-27 04:41:19 PM  
11 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-27 04:53:10 PM  
3 votes:

NFA: This is what America would become without a strong central government.  In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.


Guns are banned in Mexico and don't belong in the hands of ordinary citizens. They should rely on the government and police to protect them from harm because assault weapons in the hands of citizens leads to mass shootings. These gun nut terrorists will soon be taught a lesson about overstepping the authority of the police to protect them. It is impossible for the police to be corrupt because they stand for justice.
2013-01-27 04:37:49 PM  
3 votes:
Followup: Seven cowboys found hanging from a bridge in Southern Mexico

/they should have hired samurai.
2013-01-27 06:12:15 PM  
2 votes:
Unpossible. I have been assured that whenever private citizens acquire guns to defend themselves from crime, they always end up shooting themselves or each other. They never improve their own security, because even when organized, they lack the training and authority of the military.

/oh, and cops are not private citizens, they are superior to any mere citizen
//that's the only reason they can be trusted with guns
///and they never shoot nine bystanders trying to take down a single criminal, especially after at least 15 years of experience
2013-01-27 05:36:44 PM  
2 votes:
Seven cowboys is a bit overkill, especially when all you need is three...
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2013-01-27 01:05:38 PM  
2 votes:

NFA: In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.


In America, local law enforcement is often involved in gang-related activities/
2013-01-28 12:27:28 AM  
1 vote:

Coelacanth: Dimensio: 9mm: Dimensio:

Mexico experiences violent crime as a result of a lack of restrictions upon firearms in the United States, which allows criminals to legally and easily purchase fully automatic assault rifles, vehicular mounted machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and multiple hand grenades without a background check at "gun shows" in the United States which they then smuggle over the border to arm criminal cartels.

All false.

Fully automatics are banned under federal law (with certain extremely narrow exemptions no Mexican drug dealer would ever qualify for).

Vehicular mounted machine guns? You've seen this at a gun show?

Rocket-propelled grenade launchers? Really? Tell me where to get one.

Hand grenades? Do you even listen to yourself?

Have you ever been to a gun show? Have you ever even actually seen a gun, other than on TV?

Keep spouting ill-informed BS with zero factual basis in reality - I'll keep learnin' ya the truth, son.

[www.thetruthaboutguns.com image 580x352]

The above image was taken from a raid on a Mexican criminal cartel. President Calderon has assured the United States government that weapons used by cartels originate from civilian purchasers in the United States of America. Are you suggesting that President Calderon has not been entirely honest in his assertions?

I know for a fact there was an ex-army armorer here in Las Vegas who used to build and sell .50 sniper rifles under the table for $20,000 apiece. He got away with it for at least a decade until he pulled up stakes and moved to Southeast Asia.


Well whoopty farkin do.. You can buy 50 cal anti material rifles from Barrett for roughly $5,000. It's not like their some un-obtainable weapon. Quit being ignorant. And Barrett is only one maker. Many Euro gun companies make them as well.
2013-01-27 08:51:23 PM  
1 vote:

JonathanChance: Or maybe seven samurai?

[www.cinecultist.com image 400x267]

[www.geekpeeks.com image 400x300]


I'd go with the guys up top. Toshiro Mifune is badass.
2013-01-27 07:56:49 PM  
1 vote:

Turbo Cojones: Not gay, but those dudes really were magnificent. Today's action-heroes look more like Calvin Klein underwear models from a GQ mag than real men.


I have a theory (and this theory is mine) that contemporary masculinity has become bifurcated between overbearing chest- thumping macho idiots and anemic self- hating hipsterish pussies -- so that the traditional male hero who was strong, brave and resolute when he needed to be, but considerate and civilized otherwise, has mostly disappeared from popular culture. I remember once reading the obituary of a Englishman who was called up for service in World War II, displayed all kinds of single- handed heroics against the Wehrmacht, then once the war was over returned to his job as a manufacturer of biscuit- tin hinges... where would such a man fit in today? I think that what people appreciated about (e.g.) Steve McQueen was his everyman quality -- he didn't represent some kind of unattainable musclebound ideal, nor was he an ironic and self- deprecating girly- man, but something in between -- in other words, something like most ordinary men can be if they only rise to the occasion.
2013-01-27 06:25:52 PM  
1 vote:

9mm: Dimensio:

Mexico experiences violent crime as a result of a lack of restrictions upon firearms in the United States, which allows criminals to legally and easily purchase fully automatic assault rifles, vehicular mounted machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and multiple hand grenades without a background check at "gun shows" in the United States which they then smuggle over the border to arm criminal cartels.

All false.

Fully automatics are banned under federal law (with certain extremely narrow exemptions no Mexican drug dealer would ever qualify for).

Vehicular mounted machine guns? You've seen this at a gun show?

Rocket-propelled grenade launchers? Really? Tell me where to get one.

Hand grenades? Do you even listen to yourself?

Have you ever been to a gun show? Have you ever even actually seen a gun, other than on TV?

Keep spouting ill-informed BS with zero factual basis in reality - I'll keep learnin' ya the truth, son.


www.thetruthaboutguns.com

The above image was taken from a raid on a Mexican criminal cartel. President Calderon has assured the United States government that weapons used by cartels originate from civilian purchasers in the United States of America. Are you suggesting that President Calderon has not been entirely honest in his assertions?
9mm
2013-01-27 06:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, let me fix this for you easier without getting into a tit-for-tat gun debate:

Dimensio:

Mexico experiences violent crime as a result of a lack of restrictions upon firearms in the United States, which allows criminals to legally and easily purchase fully automatic assault rifles, vehicular mounted machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and multiple hand grenades without a background check at "gun shows" in the United States which they then smuggle over the border to arm criminal cartels.


... the fact that it is a failed state with only symbolic rule of law, where government exists as a shadow of drug cartel influence; where the economy is such a disaster that it is more appealing for young men to flee the county, or work as drug cartel henchmen, than it is to work a real job.

But its so much easier to blame objects, rather than people, on social ills.

Fortunately, there are people like me to fight to correct this demented thinking. It'll be a cold day in heck before Mexico's problems are allowed to legislate our way of life.
2013-01-27 06:14:28 PM  
1 vote:

kukukupo: Came for the Three Amigos.

Leaving satisfied.


Would you like to kiss me on the veranda?

/no, the mouth will be fine...
2013-01-27 06:13:25 PM  
1 vote:

calbert: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x332]


Yeah, subby fail.

I hear the people of Santa Poco have very little, but will give all if you can save them from the more than famous El Guapo
9mm
2013-01-27 06:13:03 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio:

Mexico experiences violent crime as a result of a lack of restrictions upon firearms in the United States, which allows criminals to legally and easily purchase fully automatic assault rifles, vehicular mounted machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and multiple hand grenades without a background check at "gun shows" in the United States which they then smuggle over the border to arm criminal cartels.


All false.

Fully automatics are banned under federal law (with certain extremely narrow exemptions no Mexican drug dealer would ever qualify for).

Vehicular mounted machine guns? You've seen this at a gun show?

Rocket-propelled grenade launchers? Really? Tell me where to get one.

Hand grenades? Do you even listen to yourself?

Have you ever been to a gun show? Have you ever even actually seen a gun, other than on TV?

Keep spouting ill-informed BS with zero factual basis in reality - I'll keep learnin' ya the truth, son.
2013-01-27 06:01:59 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: 9mm: Wait, Mexico has a gun violence problem!?

That is not possible, because guns are banned in Mexico.

So that is not possible that gun violence is a problem.

Mexico experiences violent crime as a result of a lack of restrictions upon firearms in the United States, which allows criminals to legally and easily purchase fully automatic assault rifles, vehicular mounted machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and multiple hand grenades without a background check at "gun shows" in the United States which they then smuggle over the border to arm criminal cartels.


I wanna go to those gun shows.
2013-01-27 05:23:27 PM  
1 vote:

NFA: This is what America would become without a strong central government.  In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.


Wrong. Traditional White America created a different society from Mexico. While there are exceptions we trend towards local government that is responsive,not currupt and will safeguard our property.

What strong central goverment laws have given us are the "crimes" associated with getting products we desire but are "illegal". Prohibition and the war on drugs filled our jails. We have jailed people trying to grow a natural crop. Marijauna.
2013-01-27 05:21:55 PM  
1 vote:
ahh yes, liberal politicians have done wonders with this country. The good news is same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico City.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-27 05:17:35 PM  
1 vote:
"We deal in lead, friend." Link
2013-01-27 05:15:42 PM  
1 vote:
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
--Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).
2013-01-27 05:12:45 PM  
1 vote:
Mexico's Gun Laws

The Mexican Constitution says:

Article 10 - The inhabitants of the United Mexican States have the right to possess arms in their residences for their security and legitimate defense with the exception of those prohibited by federal law, and those reserved for the exclusive use of the military. Federal law will determine the cases, conditions, requisites, and places in which the bearing of arms by inhabitants will be authorized.

"The inhabitants of the United Mexican States" means Mexican citizens and, as defined in other laws, foreign citizens who hold a valid immigration status beyond FMM.

Article 27. The right to carry arms will only be authorized for foreigners when, in addition to satisfying the requirements indicated in the previous article, they accredit their status of "Inmigrado" except in the case of temporary license permits for tourists with sports-related intentions. Visitors/tourists (Visitante) do not have gun rights without a license. This license is only issued for "sporting purposes."

The privilege of carrying a firearm outside of one's home is limited to what is authorized by Mexican federal law. Mexican citizens and a Residente Permanente can apply for a carry permit. Convincing evidence must be presented showing why a carry permit is needed. Such a permit is very hard to get. There are work-arounds by membership in a hunting or gun club as discussed below.

All privately-owned firearms must be registered with the Mexican army.

Types of guns allowed

Article 11 of Ley Federal de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos lists prohibited "military firearms" in México.

They include:

full-auto and semi-auto handguns larger than 380

revolver .357 Magnum or larger

rifles larger than .30 caliber

shotguns larger than 12ga or with a barrel shorter than 25".

Allowed hand gun calibers are .380 auto, .38 and .22.

Allowed long guns: rifles no larger the 30 caliber; shotguns 12, 20 and 410 with barrels longer than 25"

There is only one legal gun store in the country; it's at an army base in Mexico City. There you can legally buy a gun and get a 24 to 72 hour transport permit back to your home. You can buy two boxes of ammo with the gun. You will need a letter from the local police department attesting that you have no criminal record. You will also need your immigration document (or voter ID card if you are a citizen) and passport with copies, your CURP and proof of address. When you arrive at the army base you will not be allowed to enter with any electronic device - cell phone, computer, camera, etc.

You must fill out an application which you can get at any army base. In addition to the completed application, you will need your immigration document (or voter ID card if you are a citizen) and passport with copies, your CURP and proof of address. When you have all of this, you may then transport the weapon to the Army base for registration. The registration application is your permit to transport the gun to the base. The gun must be in a box or wrapped so that it is not visible. The approved application will serve as your carry permit on the way home. Thereafter, you must not take the gun out of the house without a special carry permit.
2013-01-27 05:11:54 PM  
1 vote:
Oh the Fark so-called-progressives will not be happy about innocent people exercising their human right of self defense.
2013-01-27 05:07:52 PM  
1 vote:
something something something, corrupt government, defense against tyranny, 2nd amendment.
2013-01-27 05:00:27 PM  
1 vote:
Magnificent!
2013-01-27 04:58:50 PM  
1 vote:
Or maybe seven samurai?

www.cinecultist.com

www.geekpeeks.com
2013-01-27 04:53:48 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Authorities are sympathetic. Guerrero state Assistant Interior Secretary Rossana Mora Patino says it's understandable and even legitimate that the people of Ayutla have taken matters into their own hands.

But she says their actions are illegal and must stop.


"Yeah, we can see why you'd do that, being the only option. But quit it!"

Fun fact: The Mexican Constitution is the only one beside the U.S. Constitution to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms...but doesn't allow Mexicans to own anything the military uses, and has effectively been hamstrung to be a ban through laws.
2013-01-27 04:53:45 PM  
1 vote:
www.screeninsults.com

/unimpressed
2013-01-27 04:50:10 PM  
1 vote:
Do you mean a plethora of cowboys?
GBB
2013-01-27 04:48:15 PM  
1 vote:
How about a good deal on 3 cowboy actors??
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-27 02:03:56 PM  
1 vote:

One Bad Apple: NFA: This is what America would become without a strong central government.  In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.

Horse shiat. The Zetas are made up almost entirely of the active duty and ex Mexican military.


I think they are referring to small time local gangs.  The Zetas would wipe out the whole town.
2013-01-27 01:43:42 PM  
1 vote:

NFA: This is what America would become without a strong central government.  In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.


Horse shiat. The Zetas are made up almost entirely of the active duty and ex Mexican military.
NFA
2013-01-27 12:29:37 PM  
1 vote:
This is what America would become without a strong central government.  In Mexico local law enforcement is often involved in the gang related activities.
2013-01-27 12:27:09 PM  
1 vote:
rousedtomediocrity.files.wordpress.com

Uber cool
 
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