Mexico has some of the strictest g*n control laws in the world, but it didn’t mean that a criminal wasn’t able to get a g*n and hold up a convenience store there. That’s exactly what we see in this surveillance camera which has emerged from Monterrey Mexico what shows a young criminal armed with a h*****n trying to hold up the establishment.
But what was entirely surprising was how the people in the story reacted to the young criminal who had no idea who or what was waiting for him.
As you can see in the video above, the older man who had the g*n pointed right at him wasn’t about to let himself become a victim. As a female customer emerged from the back of the store she drew the attention of the criminal only to have the older man strike and successfully remove the g*n from his hands.
The g*n hit the floor and another employee went to grab it as others wrestled the criminal to the ground. It was pure poetry and it couldn’t even have been done better if it had been rehearsed.
The punk had lost his g*n and even his t-shirt, but as he tried to make a run for the door both the older man with the cowboy hat and a store employee quickly dragged him towards the back of the store as the store clerk called the police who eventually took the man into custody.
The man in the cowboy hat is said to be Reynaldo Cardenas who is co-owner of the store along with his son Daniel. Cardenas went on to explain to local area media that the criminal they had caught had been spotted in the store a few days earlier which means he probably was casing the store in preparation for the attempted robbery.
Here is more on Mexico’s g*n control policies which did not prevent the criminal from committing the crime with the g*n. Great American Politics posted: “So, let’s look at some examples to see if they are right.
In 1996, newly elected Prime Minister John Howard of Australia pushed for stricter g*n control. That year the Australian Parliament passed the National Firearms Agreement which banned the private ownership of all semiautomatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump action shotguns. The new law also established more restrictions in the licensing of other firearms.
According to the National Firearms Agreement private citizens were forced to turn over the banned weapons in a government buyback system. Beginning on October 1, 1966 through September 30, 1997, the Australian government spent $500 million in purchasing and destroying more than 631,000 banned g**s. Howard and other politicians promised the citizens of Australia that they would be safer now that these horrible weapons had been taken off the streets.
Since Australia banned semiautomatic rifles, shotguns and pump action shotguns the g*n crime rates have skyrocketed throughout the country.
Murders committed with g**s increased by 19%.
Home invasions increased by 21%.
Assaults committed with g**s increased by 28%.
Armed robberies skyrocketed with an increase of 69%.
Here in the US, Baltimore and Chicago both have strict g*n control laws and yet they both have high g*n violence and m****r rates. It seems that each year, Chicago sees more and more g*n violence and their Democratic leaders continue to just scratch their heads, blame everyone else including the police and then call for more strict g*n control laws.
Great Britain also has strict g*n control laws and violence there is causing many to push for the arming of more police.
Another prime example of strict g*n control laws is Mexico. As one source defined it:
“Mexico’s g*n controls are strict and, when enumerated, read like a wish list for U.S. Senate Democrats.”
If a Mexican citizen wants to legally own a g*n, they have to jump through more legal hoops than the citizens of Chicago, Baltimore or Washington DC. They begin by applying for a license to own a g*n. That license requires a background check that is far more thorough than anything Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg or Mom Demands Action have even considered.
The background check looks into the person’s mental and criminal history as well as their physical health and any past or current drug addiction. Accompanying the license application, the person must submit their birth certificate, government issued identification, government issued social security number, a statement from their local attorney general testifying to the fact that they have a clean criminal record, a current utility bill with address, a letter from their current employer confirming they have a job. With all of that, they also have to provide a justifiable reason for wanting or needing a g*n.
If the license is issued, any and all g**s owned or purchased by the individual must be properly registered with the Mexican government. Oh yeah, only g**s that are approved by the Mexican government are allowed to be purchased by private citizens:
“Civilians are not allowed to possess weapons of war, including automatic firearms; sub-machine g**s; machine g**s; .357 Magnum revolvers and those greater than .38 caliber; handguns greater than 9 mm; rifles and carbines of .223, 7mm, 7.62 and .30 calibers; or shotguns with barrels shorter than 635 mm or greater than 12 gauge.”
If a Mexican citizen is issued a license and legally purchases a g*n, they are not allowed to carry it in public. To do so, they must go through another application and approval process that requires more documentation including character recommendations from a third party.
WOW! If g*n control advocates are right, then Mexico should be a very safe country. However, their m****r rate is more than five times higher than that of the United States:
“In fact, Mexico is so dangerous that the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) lists Mexico as second only to Syria when it comes to ‘armed conflict.’ And when you think about the fact that Syria is a war-torn nation, ravaged by years of unchecked civil war, the amount of violence required to rank Mexico as number two is breathtaking.”
The standard response to this by g*n control advocates is that most of the violence in Mexico is due to the drug cartels and illegal drug trafficking. My response is the only reason the drug cartels are so powerful is because most of the citizens are unarmed and not able to protect themselves.
History has shown in nations with very strict g*n control or g*n bans, only criminals and militant groups are armed and powerful, while the citizens are left as defenseless victims. The next time you hear someone hollering for more g*n control to cut violence ask the about Chicago, Baltimore, Australia Great Britain and Mexico. Ask them why stricter g*n control laws in those places have not curbed violence but only help escalate it?”