Many Mexicans find it difficult to square recent mass shootings with official statistics showing that homicides are on the decline.

  • @w2tpmf
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    -496 months ago

    I don’t understand how this can even be an issue with such strict gun control laws where citizens cannot own any weapons that are military caliber.

    According to gun control advocates, they should be living completely free of violence of any kind.

    • Dremor
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      256 months ago

      When your neighbor country has a gun problem and drug addiction problem, it is far too easy for drug cartels to smuggle guns from the US to Mexico.

      Guns are not the problem by themselves. Who buys them is. That’s why we talk about “gun control” advocates and not “gun interdiction” advocates.

      Take Switzerland. There are more guns by inhabitants than in the US (including automatic weapons), but close to no gun violence. That’s because gun owners face very strict regulations, a tough background and mental screening before being able to buy ammunition, or even a handgun. You get trained on how to properly secure your weapon, and if you get inspected and are found to not respect those rules you lose your right to handle weapons.

      In some US states, even someone legally crazy, psychotic, et suicidal can freely buy an automatic weapon, provided he got enough money. No background or mental health check, no training, no inspection.

      Cartels use those flaws to easily get weapons from the US, smuggle them into Mexico in exchange for drugs, and terrorise the Mexican population.

      A gun is a tool of death, how it is used depends on who uses it. And as long as you freely sell them to those who shouldn’t have access to them, you’ll get gun violence on both sides of the “wall”.

    • Something Burger 🍔
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      96 months ago

      And, as we all know, Mexico is not a corrupt country and its government can easily enforce laws without interference from criminal organisations.

      Gun laws work, whether gun nuts like it or not. But they have to be enforced.

    • @[email protected]
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      96 months ago

      Bad shit happens, bad shit will always happen.

      This is apparently an election issue in Mexico… In the US it’s actually gotten so common that it’s actually taboo to politicize it.

    • @Psychodelic
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      36 months ago

      What? An arms dealer advocating for less restrictions on selling weapons?? No way!!