Gunshots in Ixtapa

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 09:38 (389 days ago) @ mosesk

Was just at Zorros Ixtapa and heard about the shootings.
There were two small husband and wife kiosks near Ruebens that sold trinkets and such. The extortionists came in and demanded 400 pesos a day. They refused. The extortionists came back and killed the man and shot the wife in the face. She survived, thank goodness.
They were young and had three little kids

Makes me weak and makes me weep.
What can be done?

You can demand the USA be more responsible with their firearms. Ban assault weapons. Close "gun show" loopholes. Close businesses that sell to straw buyers. Background checks!! The flood of firearms into Mexico at over a quarter million a year fuels our violence, and any lazy-ass with a firearm feels they can steal from hard-working people. Apparently all that security at the U.S. border isn't capable of putting even a minor dent in the flow of firearms south.

We have the new Guardia Nacional, but thanks to two crazy presidents most of them are patrolling the border for undocumented migrants instead of fighting crime because the USA's newly crowned Prince of Darkness has deemed them public enemy number one and he has blackmailed Mexico into diverting resources to his cause. And in matters of organized crime local police wash their hands and claim it's a federal matter because that's what the law says. So don't expect any pronouncements, news bulletins or anything at all from the local government. The only thing they do is try to cover up news about incidents like this.

Or you could just vacation somewhere else and pretend this sort of thing doesn't happen there.

Really sorry to hear about the couple of vendors.

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