What happens when government bans civilian possession of firearms for self-defense for law-abiding citizens? We need to look no further for an answer than south of the Rio Grande. When bad men with evil in their hearts showed up Sunday night at a cockfight in a small town in Michoacan, Mexico, with no good guys with guns to stop them, it became a bloodbath. In the end 20 were killed and more wounded.
Sixteen men and three women were found dead at the scene and another died on the way to the hospital. And not a one of those folks legally had the means under Mexican law to shoot back against the criminals who opened fire with AK-pattern rifles.
At least 19 people were killed in a shooting Sunday night in Mexico’s Michoacan state, according to the local prosecutor’s office https://t.co/DSJw8CAZKz
— Bloomberg (@business) March 28, 2022
20 dead in Zinapécuaro Michoacán after armed men barge in and open fire inside a palenque where cockfighting was taking place. The latest slaughter in a country where @lopezobrador_ said massacres don’t happen anymore.#Mexico #Narcostate pic.twitter.com/eJGmgwsVSs
— David Wolf (@DavidWolf777) March 28, 2022
Clearly Mexico’s uber-strict gun control — the kind America’s gun control industry dreams of — saves lives, right? Not so much.
From the Guardian . . .
Mexican authorities have confirmed that 20 people were killed when a group of gunmen stormed a cockfight, in a small town in the western state of Michoacán.
Officials and witnesses described a choreographed massacre in which assailants in military uniforms arrived just after 10.30pm on Sunday night and opened fire with assault rifles at the crowds of primarily middle-aged men.
Two small trucks, one of them branded with the logo for Sabritas, a potato chip company, were used to block the highway leading to the cockfighting arena.
Video filmed by witnesses nearby captured the sound of machine gun fire, which could be heard several miles away.
Photos leaked to social media showed the aftermath of the massacre, with barriers and chairs knocked over, and bodies scattered inside and outside the building.
Mexican police told local media they found 19 bodies – 16 men and three women. Another victim died en route to the hospital. More than 100 shells from 7.62 caliber rifles littered the ground.
The police also seized 15 cars that were on the scene.
If you want to know what would happen in America if radical gun-grabbers get their way and manage to end legal civilian firearm ownership, you just have to look at the failed state of Mexico. Yet politicians like Beto O’Rourke, who despite two very high-profile failed campaigns for US Senate and President, still advocates for banning America’s favorite rifle – the AR-15 – and others like it.
Today, not a lot has changed. Like other far left Democrats, Robert Francis O’Rourke still advocates confiscation, even while running for Governor of Texas.
— loveworld (@LoveWorld_Peopl) March 28, 2022