Man it just gets worst and worst everyday in Mexico. You couldn't pay me to live any where near the Mexican border.
I'm a very conservative libertarian, and I would list "big government" as one of the worst things that could happen to a society, but you have a point. North Korea might be a creepy craphole run by a dangerous lunatic, but street crime? Never.gunsmoker said:One thing you have to admit about totalitarian dictatorships-- they don't put up with crime in the streets. There's only one criminal enterprise, and that's the government, and it rules everything.
"CCW licenses [in Mexico] are issued but are hard to obtain for anyone not wealthy and without political connections." - from Wikipedia.GFLinTX said:Having just moved to El Paso, I've heard so many of her residents bragging about how safe El Paso is in spite of being right across the border from Juarez. And while I always carry when I'm not going on post, I've never been in a situation where I've felt even remotely threatened. Even the poor areas of town don't come across as threatening, as they do in, say, Atlanta.
And I must note that Mexico is quite fond of gun control. American citizens have been arrested there for simply having expended shells in their car. Texas, on the other hand, not so much! Listening to these antis out there, you'd think it was El Paso that had 5,000 murders a year.