Article 10 of the Mexican constitution guarantees citizens the right to bear arms. The average Mexican does not, however, have the right to bear arms. Back in the 60’s, when social unrest threatened to disturb the social order, the Mexican government made the Mexican Army the sole distributor of firearms to civilians. The feds shuttered all of the country’s independent gun dealers. For some reason, today’s Mexican military doesn’t like to sell guns to the general public. Ammo is strictly limited. The result: the death of democracy. The people of northern Mexico are caught in a war between drug lords, corrupt police and an imperious federal army. Unarmed. Even so, do they want to surrender to the narco-terrorists? Here’s the results of a poll in Mexico’s milenio.com . . .
Ante una disyuntiva ante el crimen organizado, ¿qué elegirías?
(Faced with a dilemma organized crime, what would you choose?)
Pactar con el narco 22 % (make a deal with narcos)
Combatir el narco 78 % (fight the narcos )