Mexico's only gun store (courtesy AP)

“Mexico’s constitution guarantees citizens’ right to own a handgun and hunting rifles for self-defense and sport. Legally getting your hands on one, however, requires clearing a series of bureaucratic hurdles far stricter than in the United States and, for many, travelling great distances to reach the country’s lone gun store.

BFG-Long-Logo-Blue-JPG-220x39In fact, most of Mexico’s 120 million inhabitants probably don’t even know about the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales — it is prohibited from advertising any of its goods, or the mere fact that it exists.” – At Mexico’s lone gun store, even the boss discourages sales [via AP]


  1. “Mexico’s constitution guarantees citizens’ right to own a handgun and hunting rifles for self-defense and sport.”

    Case in point that what’s written in a Constitution must be defended lest it become meaningless via bureaucracy.

    • Every right is meaningless unless you’re willing to die for it.
      Just as every law is meaningless unless those charged with enforcing those laws are willing to die for their laws.

      Living your life as you see fit really requires you do be willing to die for the “how you see fit” part otherwise you’re living your life how others see fit.

      Civilization and modern comforts don’t negate “might makes right.” It just makes things so comfortable for so many that they’d rather have full stomachs and television to watch under the shadow of a boot than wind up dead because they were told they couldn’t do/say/have a thing lower on their personal hierarchy of needs.

      • I get your point and I don’t disagree. I’m just disheartened, as I expect Maslow himself would be, to see so many people’s self-actualization need fulfilled by Facebook and an Expanded Basic cable subscription. Really, it should not be the case that you can see the word “Zeitgeist” pop up in a People magazine article about Kim Kardashian.

      • Welcome to the realization that “civil” society at its base is anarchistic. All order among living things, is kept through violence, from plankton to people.

        If you really want to keep what is yours, you may have to kill for it. Rights are no exception. Culture is no exception. America is no exception. The killing ultimately become inevitable as more people lose sight of that simple fact.

      • Every right is meaningless unless you’re willing to die for it.

        To paraphrase Patton, you don’t win a cause by dying for it, you win a cause by making the opposition die for its cause.

      • The pen is mightier than the sword only if you use your pen to enlist the services of someone with a sword. Otherwise, it’s just a pen.

      • “Every right is meaningless unless you’re willing to die for it.” half right.

        Every right is meaningless unless your are welling to make others who infringe on it die…

  2. Something tells me that Mexicans don’t really have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms… I mean it’s sort of telling that they aren’t even supposed to know you can buy a weapon. What Mexico has is a laughable sham meant to patronize the masses and assure the sheep that yes, you still have rights (whichever ones we want to allow you to have at this moment).

  3. The guns out the back door of the local police station are probably easier to get anyway. They just have to out bid the cartel.

    • Silly guy Barak and Eric Inc provide the cartels with guns.

      I was thinking every Mexican Army post is the retail outlet for US Army supplied firearms. If it has an M can do.

  4. Lol, you can’t own and carry a gun unless you work for the government. Then once everyone works for the government, it will once again say who can and cannot own and carry a gun, aka “keep and bear arms”. The militias in Mexico are examples of true Irish Democracy.

  5. If they go down this road I expect an armed revolution. I think it will look like the French Revolution not the second American Revolution.

    347 million firearms. I say they can’t get it done.

    Molon labe.

    • Armed revolution? Ominous words. Be careful what you wish for. Most of the time revolutions consume their makers.Besides, it won’t happen unless folk are like the Bundy wing nuts in Oregon.
      Most aren’t. Do you really think the average citizen will risk jobs,incomes,family for an “armed revolution?” While Hillary will want increasing prohibition, Congress should put up a good political battle. Let’s hope for the best and donate to NRA for defense of civil liberties.

      • Well, last time the ruling gov’t in north america tried to come and seize citizens guns, it resulted in a bunch of backwoods colonists fighting and defeating the world super-power at the time, and establishing the most free country in the world…. so I think its wrong to dismiss it as “that’ll never happen”.

      • Do you really think the average politician, cop or soldier will risk jobs,incomes,family to stop an “armed revolution?

        You need to brush up on 4 GW. The next revolution is not going to be about armies squaring off. It will be waged with silenced 22’s in school yards, parking lots and shopping malls with lots of dead kids, moms and parents.

        • “You need to brush up on 4 GW. The next revolution is not going to be about armies squaring off. It will be waged with silenced 22’s in school yards, parking lots and shopping malls with lots of dead kids, moms and parents.”


          One of the gun grabbers’ memes is “you can’t fight drones and Abrams tanks with your little AR-15s, ha ha”. But if we can’t do so, we can still kill our enemies just fine with what we have when they are at their leisure.

        • So to be clear, someone just proposed targeting and killing innocents and someone else gave it a +1? This is insane. Is there another blog we can visit for gun reviews and RKBA news without all the crazy?

        • To Guyerson, I’m not sure anyone was necessarily advocating killing women and children so much as factually pointing out that it’s what would probably happen in this kind of scenario.

          If you look at Mexico and other rough parts of the world, that’s exactly what happens. They force police/military/politicians to resign or become corrupt by threatening their families.

    • It will look more like the French Revolution? Really?? Study history. The French Revolution was both a political and a social revolution to upset both king and established church and the aristocratic order which upheld it. It was the destruction of feudalism. And it had a horrible Reign of Terror. You really dont want that in the United States. (Do you?)

  6. A logistics network that supports tons of drugs and millions of “trafficked” humans can move all the illegal guns they want in the spare space they have. From anywhere. And they do.

    • Especially when aided by the logistical behemoth of the American govt, ala Fast & Furious and whatever its undisclosed replacement is named.

  7. And it’s on a military base the only gun store in Mexico it’s only on a military base. And you’re only allowed to own 1 revolver in 38 caliber and one rifle bolt action in 22 long rifle. So tell us gun-control Fanatics of Mexico did that help your crime rate it all??? LMAO of course it didn’t just made law-abiding citizens criminals if they possess more than those two ridiculous guns listen up World Hillary Clinton’s coming and when she gets here it’s going to be the same horrible!

    • Nobody needs a any rifle to harvest Kale from a convenience store and nobody needs a revolver to watch “Madam President”!

  8. I’ve long suspected that the bulk of the Fast &Furious guns didn’t go to the cartels. It makes little economic sense to pay full retail price for civilian weaponry and then have them delivered via smuggling mules. Cartels can moves tons of cocaine though any country they want. That kind of money and distribution ought to ensure the most modern military goods.
    My theory is that F&F weapons and thousands of others are ending up in the hands of non cartel criminal groups and even law abiding citizens unable to visit this ONE gun store.

  9. OUR Constitution, also includes “shall not be infringed.” This is only a realistic demonstration of what “reasonable” and “common-sense” increments will become, unless real liberty is voted and fought for.

  10. So, that’s not counting the gun store run by the BATFE, then? I guess that one is only open to members of vicious drug cartels, though, and not the general public.

  11. I met several people with guns in the time I lived in Mx, one even showed me the view straight down the barrel . Not sure how many of them were legal. I really doubt that any of them were from that store though. It doesn’t look like poor people shop there.

  12. Mexico’s “equivalent” to our Second Amendment:

    Article 10: The inhabitants of the United Mexican States have the right to keep arms in their homes, for security and legitimate defense, with the exception of those prohibited by federal law and those reserved for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Guard. Federal law will determine the cases, conditions, requirements, and places in which the carrying of arms will be authorized to the inhabitants.


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