Large pockets of Mexico are little more than a third world enclave. The streets run freely with the blood of honest and dishonest people alike. Many of the criminals in Mexico are armed with very dangerous guns given to them by Eric Holder through his Fast and Furious scheme to discredit all guns in America. Until now, no one seemed able or inclined to stop this carnage; but that is changing in one besieged area of Mexico.
The people of some of the towns surrounding Acapulco have witnessed the deaths of over 70,000 men, women, and children since 2006, some beheaded and carefully laid out on the resort city’s streets to send the message “We the drug cartels are in charge.”
They have watched as their police and courts have either become members of the drug gangs or found themselves powerless to do anything to give safety and freedom back to their fellow citizens.
Nevertheless, since the beginning of this month, the victims have turned on their tormentors. They have formed an 800 member-militia of armed and angry men that serves as a vigilante army determined to wipe out the cartels by shooting them if need be.
These armed militiamen, some carrying pistols and rifles and others brandishing machetes, have set up check points to enforce a 10 PM curfew. They have started to hunt down their tormentors and thus far taken custody of 44 people believed to be criminals.
A spokesman for the militia group said their captives will be judged by the “community police and a general assembly of all the towns.” He added: “We won’t hand any of them to any government entity. Their rehabilitation will be handled in the communities. The verdicts will come from there. Those who committed crimes will pay for it, and those who didn’t will be freed.”
Clearly, these men are honestly interested in cleaning up their towns and making them safe once again. They well understand they cannot rely on the courts, the police, or their political structure to protect them. They know they can’t waste any more time waiting for “nothing” to happen.
Nowhere in the report on these brave militiamen was there any mention of shooting deer or competitive target shooting. These men know that guns in honest hands are a good thing, and no progressive liberal can tell them otherwise.