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I'm putting this in "In the News" because we don't have a section for "Not in the news".

https://panampost.com/elena-toledo/2017/10/25/most-violent-year-in-mexican-history/
2017 might be the most violent year in Mexican history, one NGO claims. Semáforo Delictivo said that, due to the 24,000 homicides between January and September, the year is proving even worse than 2011, when President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs led to 22,000 homicides.
Wow, 24,000 homicides. Just through September.

Does any MSM in the US cover this? Crickets... Might mess with their overwhelming support of gun control.

LATimes gave it up back in July at 12,155
Seems to be escalating to double in half the time.
 

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It's gotten to where even the tourist areas there are quite dangerous. I went to Cancun 28 or 29 years ago. It was relatively safe then. No way in hell I would go there these days.

About 8 years ago, my former boss mentioned he and I going to Juarez on business. That is a wickedly dangerous town. If he had pursued us going there, I was prepared to refuse, unless we were provided armed bodyguards that we picked. I lost that job for another reason, but I was prepared to throw it away for that reason, if needed. No job is worth my life, or my soul.
 

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Yeah, my old company opened a manufacturing facility in Juarez about 20 years ago. I hated going down there. Stories of mass graves turning up was concerning.

The lack of reporting on this is such a fine example of the bias in our media. It goes against the facade they are trying to paint for us. From gun control to the need for a wall, they just refuse to inform people. What they feed us is just so cherry picked to meet their agenda, it's disgusting.
 

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Should mention Venezuela with 24,000 homicides in 2013 after banning guns in 2012

While the government has refused to release its own statistics for years, a recent report by an NGO, the Venezuelan Observatory on Violence, estimates that 24,000 people were murdered in 2013 alone, a 14% rise on 2012, with nine out of 10 homicides going unsolved.
 

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Gun control is always a failure, always. Sure you might get a reduction in gun related murders if you confiscate firearms, but what you get is a massive increase in violent crime.

You can say what you want about guns, but in the hands of citizens it's been proven to lower violent crimes, even if the death number from guns is higher because you didn't confiscate many of them.

Plus you'll never get the Firearms away from the criminals in any country.

It will only be the law abiding that you disarm.

Just like drug wars, gun control is always a failure as well.
 
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