Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a Mexican town

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by Ruger22lr, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Ruger22lr

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  2. orangello

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    That's a good start, IMO. Their government is reportedly very corrupt at the local and higher levels. Viva La Revolucion!

    note to self: Stay the hell out of mexico.
     

  3. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Maybe they could train people to "immigrate" to Chicago, DC, NYC, and LA?
     
  4. Ruger22lr

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    Yeah and know what? They did it with old pump action shotguns and hunting rifles.
     
  5. bluez

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    Good for them!
     
  6. NC1760

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    Actually... it's one step above chaos. The vigilantes have fired on innocent civilians who got scared (probably because they thought they were cartel) and ran their roadblocks.... I'm all for power to the people, but without clear identification of who they are and what they stand for... it's just anarchy.
    ....and some pockets of our country are not far from this either.
     
  7. gearhead396

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    I have been to Mexico several times and if you don't stay out of the better areas you will get at the very least robbed. The last time my parents went (none of us go anymore because the drug war is getting so bad) they were pulled over by federalies holding m16 as my dad described they stole all there jewelry ard then said have a nice day and left.
     
  8. orangello

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    I'm not sure how much worse anarchy is than "normal" in some of those border/cartel towns. I mean, which is worse a town run by the cartel or warring factions thereof or a town run by PO'd vigilante-type people. Me, i'd vote for PO'd vigilante-type locals with no skin in the game but their own.

    Sending "foreign aid" is sooooo much more convenient.
    ;)
     
  9. gearhead396

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    Also I think Mexico will be seeing a revolution very soon there are honest people in Mexico that can not get a head due to constantly being sting armed by there government and police
     
  10. shouldazagged

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    I'm all for busting corrupt cops--which unfortunately seems to mean a majority of officers in Mexico. Nail the SOB's, especially the corrupt commanders.

    But if I were driving down a main highway and a motley group of civilians armed with all kinds of assorted weapons tried to get me to stop, I'd think it would be stupid to do so and would want to keep moving. And it sounds like I just might be shot by these guys. I believe the term is "collateral damage", and the risk of it is much greater with people who aren't trained or organized effectively.
     
  11. rocshaman

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    This is not the first time that has happened down there, I saw a news article about something similar a few months back. Seems those people are getting sick of the gangs and the corrupt "officials" taking over and running the show down there. When it gets broken down to that point, I guess you have to take matters into your own hands. I'm not so sure we're not far from that here really.
     
  12. Seven

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    Yeah. It's all fun and games until La Raza kicks into Aztlan mode.
     
  13. MisterMcCool

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    There are still Mexicans in Mexico?
     
  14. CrazedJava

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    I remember that story and since then the Federales have swooped in and disarmed that village. Seems the local drug lords did not like getting kicked out.

    People say "It can't happen here", but look at Mexico. The state disarms the populace, then fails to protect the populace, populace strikes back against criminals, and the state cracks down on the populace again.

    Think it would play out any different here?
     
  15. 1911love

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    Yes bc we wouldn't give up our arms.
     
  16. CrazedJava

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    Well, in the example I gave I mean when the state disarms. If they were successful in rounding up most of the guns (notice how somehow they managed to still get guns in Mexico) that the State utterly failed to protect the populace.

    Yet when people tried to defend themselves, what happened? Did the State come in and help them?

    Nope.

    Same thing would happen here.

    I find it odd that the same people who believe all corporations are evil somehow think government is benevolent.
     
  17. Mack Bolan

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    I wonder if Jose Biden is going to use this in his next shotgun and hunting rifle endorsement?
     
  18. Tackleberry1

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    ...and we outnumber our "Federalis" 100 to 1 ;)
     
  19. orangello

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    110 to 1 if you count the illegal aliens.