Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gun Control

Mexico has been drowning in a sea of violence. According to liberal reasoning, this must be because the government recognizes the natural right of all free people to defend themselves, which in the modern world entails firearm ownership. As always, reality stands in stark contrast:

Mexico has some of the most restrictive gun laws (and immigrations laws) in the world. If any of the nation’s 112 million citizens want to buy firearms, there’s "only one store" where they can do it legally. It’s on a sprawling military base and run by the army. In contrast, the four U.S. border states — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — have 20,834 firearms dealers licensed by the U.S. government.

All private gun shops have been abolished in Mexico. Those who jump through all the hoops, including traveling to Mexico City, to obtain a permit for home defense can only buy 200 rounds per year, and no caliber more powerful than .380. The gun cannot leave the home. Advertising for the country’s single shop is forbidden. Consequently, hardly anyone owns a gun legally.

Here’s how it’s working out: Despite [sic] the rigor of Mexico’s gun laws, its murder rate of 18 per 100,000 people is more than triple the United States’ rate of five per 100,000. Nearly all homicides in Mexico occur with firearms...

Borrowed from the patriots at Moonbattery...

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