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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... ore-crime/

Clearly, the drug lords are subverting the rule of law, obliterating northern Mexico's political infrastructure. And why not? The cartels have bought off the Mexican military, surviving politicians, judges and the police. As we learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, it takes a village to stop an insurgency. Too bad the Mexican people can't own guns.
Another way of looking at the issue.
 

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Mexico's federal government was cracking down on private gun ownership. Its war against civilian firearms began in 1968, after civil unrest spooked the powers that be. The Mexican government closed all privately held firearm stores. From that point on, all firearm sales had to go through the Mexican Defense Ministry. It determined what guns were sold to whom at what price.

As you'd expect, this artificial concentration of supply led to a worsening of endemic corruption. Bottom line: Only the wealthiest Mexicans could legally secure a firearm for personal protection. Sometimes not even they could. The Defense Ministry's sales practices also reflected its self-serving political agenda.
 

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I could see this sort of thing happening here if we did not keep anti-gun politicians in check. Plus, we do have the 2nd amendment, but there are plenty of laws on the books right now that fly in the face of it... so even with the 2A, I could still see something like this happening here if we do no keep a check on those that are anti-gun.

Its pretty obvious in Mexico. When you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. And it destroys a country.
 
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