Imagine the murder and mayhem in Chicago’s crime-infested neighborhoods extrapolated to an entire nation. That would be Mexico, with a reported 29,168 murders in 2017. The AP has the sad, pathetic story . .
The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, when there were 27,213 killings.
The Interior Department, which posted the number, reported the country’s homicide rate was 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, compared to 19.4 in 2011.
But Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope said Mexico’s murder rate is probably higher than the Interior Department statistics show, because the department does the per 100,000 count based on the number of murder investigations, not the number of victims, and a killing may result in more than one victim.
Hope says the real homicide rate is probably around 24 per 100,000.
Yes, Mexico does a passable imitation of looking like a third-world sh*thole. Between the drug dealing gangs, a corrupt government, cops on the take and a military operating with impunity on native soil, Mexico lacks the rule of law. And the people pay the price.
Law-abiding everyday Mexicans have little to no effective means to fight back against their corrupt .gov officials and the crooked cops. Not at the ballot box or the ammo box. While the right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Mexican Constitution, it has little to no meaning on the streets.
Not my circus, not my monkeys?
Criminality is a Mexican export; drug gangs are well established in American cities, increasing crime and corruption wherever they operate.
The poverty created by Mexican corruption increases illegal emigration to America.
And American anti-gunners are bound to use Mexico as an excuse to institute an new “assault weapons” ban if (when?) they federal power.
In short, Mexico’s murder rate is just another reason to stay active and engaged supporting and defending your Second Amendment rights. So your neighborhood doesn’t one day look like Acapulco or Nuevo Laredo.