Salamanca Attack Murders 15 in Gun Free Mexico

Salamanca Attack Murders 15 in Gun Free Mexico
Salamanca Attack Murders 15 in Gun Free Mexico

U.S.A. –-( The murderers in Salamanca arrived in three vans before dawn Saturday morning. Armed attackers came into the club and shot people on the dance floor. Fifteen people were murdered and an additional seven were injured. Mexican police have no suspects in custody. How did this atrocity happen?

Civilian gun ownership is effectively prohibited in Mexico. Criminals fear neither their victims nor law enforcement. Because of Mexican gun laws, the victims were disarmed, but the attackers armed themselves with illegal guns.

Gun control failed again and made things worse in “gun-free” Mexico.

The reason is painfully obvious and widely ignored by Socialist politicians everywhere. Government doesn’t defend us. It can’t do so in Mexico and it can’t do so where you live. The police arrive after the crime has been committed, not during the attack and not before it. At best, government law enforcement can try to prosecute criminals for past crimes.

If the police can’t defend us, then who can? Government firearms prohibitions disarm the citizens who obey gun laws. So called “gun control” doesn’t disarm criminals because criminals break our laws, though politicians claim otherwise. The claim that gun control fails isn’t speculation; we have solid evidence that gun laws don’t disarm criminals or reduce crime in either the USA or in Mexico. None of them work, not background checks, not firearms registration, and not weapons bans. Criminals ignore those laws and criminals are the ones using guns in violent attacks like the one in Salamanca.

That failure doesn’t stop the spokesmen for gun-prohibition from proposing more gun-control. They claim that ink on paper keeps blood off the dance floor. We saw how well that works. Gun-free Mexico has a murder rate several times higher than the USA. At some point, I wonder if the gun-prohibition advocates are actually working for the criminals. That supposition has some credibility since more than 130 politicians were murdered in the six months leading up to Mexican elections last year. Criminals prefer disarmed victims.

Much of this violence in Mexico is caused by US drug prohibition. That is the same root cause of most of the murders here in the USA. Shame on the US for that. With Mexico voting for more government control under Socialism, I expect to see political violence increase since there is more power and wealth for politicians to control and gangs to fight over.

I can’t blame Mexico and Mexicans for foolish firearms prohibitions. Not when we have so many similar laws in the US.. and foolish people who believe them too.

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 24 thoughts on “Salamanca Attack Murders 15 in Gun Free Mexico

    1. We can’t control or even influence what happens in Mexico. We know if someone from the US gets put in jail there they may be lucky to get back out. Build the wall and tighten the border crossings. They can keep their lawless riff raff there because they created them.

    2. This story, although very sad, is meaningless. We have to realize that leftist anti-gun sentiment is not about safety, not about children, not really even about guns. It’s all about disarmament. All the rest of it is just noise to keep us all busy waving our arms and screaming about how criminals don’t obey laws. None of this stops until we are all disarmed. Then, the real fun begins.

    3. Gill you are wrong not all guns flowing into Mexico are from America, the only guns that flowed into Mexico were sent by the USA by Obama and is anti gun group! Gun-Free zones give criminals free target practice and do not save lives.

      1. Mexican guns come from many sources. Some came from President obama. Some are smuggled in along with drugs.
        Some are guns supplied to Mexican police and military that are reported “lost” after being sold on the black-market for a months pay.
        Guns come from China, Hungary, as well as other counties. The drug cartels get guns because they are cartels.
        There is rampant bribery.
        Mexico is not a place to emulate.
        Similarly, the news tonight was about a big shooting in New Zealand.
        “Shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday have resulted in at least 49 fatalities, the detention of four suspects and a warning from authorities that the danger may not be over.

        In the hours after news of the tragedy broke, video also surfaced of a gunman opening fire inside one of the mosques.

        Authorities say the attacks happened at two mosques in the city but urged caution across the nation.”

        1. You do realize, don’t you, that the whole business of the claims that “Mexican” guns come from the U.S. is that label/brand in the minds of low-information Americans (and to some degree, others) that American gun owners are immoral low-life types that will sell their guns to criminals so that they can be smuggled into virtuous, properly gun-controlled places like Mexico to contaminate and threaten their more pure societies. And, along with that, that American gun dealers have no scruples and will sell to anyone, whether they are good people or not, just to make a buck. BTW, those unscrupulous gun dealers alerted the government to shady people and non-citizens attempting to purchase quantities of guns illegally and were told by the BATFE and others to let the sales go through WITHOUT NICS checks (there was no way for those checks to be run and cleared in those cases).

      2. Gil do you mean the guns smuggled into Mexico by the gun runners under the control of the “atf” and ‘h.reid’ did not help the INNOCENT people of Mexico??
        OH YEA!!!
        Your comment has already been REPUDIATED!!!!!
        In other words, YOU ARE LYING!!!!

        1. Laddy-boy, try to keep up. As noted by numerous commentators and news organizations and exemplified by Brian Terry’s murder, most, if not all illegally acquired guns in Mexico end up in the hands of criminals, specifically, the drug cartels. Your attempt to deflect from the real problem of gun free zones and victim disarmament is pathetic at best. Go peddle your Kool-Aid on some soy-boy socialist website. Common sense intelligent Americans aren’t buying it!

      3. Actually many if not most come from elsewhere. Many come from Southern Mexico, Central and South America, leftovers from guerilla wars and various revolutions. The cartels are known to have and frequently use hand grenades. Those aren’t smuggled South, they’re stolen from various military installations in Mexico and parts South, some of the recaptured grenades are more than 50 years old. A large portion of their guns come from Mexican military deserters who steal their issued weapons and more, then join the cartels. You may have heard of the “Zetas”. Deserters all, trained in the United States by our military at the School of the Americas. The myth that guns mostly come from the U.S. stems from statistics of the FBI and ATF that point to some high percentage (the exact numbers I don’t remember) of captured weapons that trace back North. The problem is, the Mexican government furnishes to US authorities, only serial numbers that will likely trace back to the United States. The much larger quantities, and serial numbers of captured weapons are not disclosed to the FBI or ATF, so an accurate count of actual U.S. sourced guns is impossible to calculate. This obviously contributes to the false narrative of huge numbers of weapons being smuggled out of the U.S. and into Mexico. We can be certain this is happening, but it is a trickle when considering the realities on the ground.

      4. The great majority of guns in Mexico come from South America, or the Mexican military. Of those guns that are turned over to the fbi for serial number checks, most seem to be from the U.S. What is not mentioned is that only a small percentage of guns recovered from criminal organizations are turned over for serial number checks.
        **According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.

        A bit of “back of the envelope math gives about 11% coming from the U.S.

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