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Posted: 11/07/19 09:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NJRVer wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

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The only way I would tour Mexico is the same for the Darien Gap! Mother hovering overhead and a select group of friends armed to the teeth.
Uh, how do you feel about Utah, since the couple in question are from Utah?




X2.
All the talk about Mexico and the reality is the people of the US are just as dangerous.
I do not believe that you are correct in your facts. Murder rate per 100k people: Canada 1.68, USA 5.35, Mexico 19.26.

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Posted: 11/08/19 05:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NJRVer wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

down home wrote:

The only way I would tour Mexico is the same for the Darien Gap! Mother hovering overhead and a select group of friends armed to the teeth.
Uh, how do you feel about Utah, since the couple in question are from Utah?




X2.
All the talk about Mexico and the reality is the people of the US are just as dangerous.


Tell that to the family that was just murdered in Mexico. All but a couple kids.

Time to shut this one down!


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Posted: 11/08/19 06:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over the years, I've seen a number of debates here over whether or not it is safe for gringo tourists in Mexico.

I just want to add that, whether or not it USED to be, things change.

I've seen some reports that the previous boss of the Mexican cartel, El Chapo, used to forbid the cartel members from messing with the tourists because:

A: There was little or no profit in doing so.

and

B: It would attract a lot of extra action by the American government.

Now that El Chapo is enjoying life in an American Supermax, various factions of the cartel are battling for supremacy, and the old rules are no longer being enforced by anyone. Plus, some members may be willing to kill Americans as payback for us locking El Chapo up, and to send a message to the American government that they aren't afraid of us.

I don't know whether these reports are accurate or not. But, as I said, just a reminder that things change.

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Posted: 11/08/19 08:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

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Tell that to the family that was just murdered in Mexico. All but a couple kids.

Time to shut this one down!
How many school shootings do they have in Mexico? The US has its issues too, including funding the cartels by buying their product.

Just because you disagree with other posters, you want the thread closed? Use the "Hide" button, it works very well.


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In Mexico they blame the shootings on drugs, make some effort to enforce drug laws. In the US, the shootings are blamed on mental issues. What do we do to solve the mental issues?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the mosque" would questions be asked in the mosque?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the synagogue " would questions be asked in the synagogue?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the church" would questions be asked in the church?

* This post was edited 11/08/19 08:23am by JRscooby *

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Posted: 11/08/19 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

In Mexico they blame the shootings on drugs, make some effort to enforce drug laws. In the US, the shootings are blamed on mental issues. What do we do to solve the mental issues?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the mosque" would questions be asked in the mosque?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the synagogue " would questions be asked in the synagogue?
If somebody was questioned after shooting somebody said "I was told to when in the church" would questions be asked in the church?
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Some of you either drink too much or don’t have enough wraps of tinfoil on yer noggin....


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Don't overthink it. Just practice a lot in order to get good at fast-draw. Then, know that:
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The Glock 19 9mm is easier to shoot well than the .40 caliber pistol. While recoil energy may be calculated, the easiest way is to calculate power factor. ... 9mm defense loads rate 13 to 14, the .40 runs to 17 and over. The 230-grain .45 is at 20; the .45 ACP 185-grain standard load is at about 17.


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Posted: 11/08/19 10:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cloud Dancer wrote:

Don't overthink it. Just practice a lot in order to get good at fast-draw. Then, know that:
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The Glock 19 9mm is easier to shoot well than the .40 caliber pistol. While recoil energy may be calculated, the easiest way is to calculate power factor. ... 9mm defense loads rate 13 to 14, the .40 runs to 17 and over. The 230-grain .45 is at 20; the .45 ACP 185-grain standard load is at about 17.
You could also watch John Wayne a lot.

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Grit dog wrote:

Some of you either drink too much or don’t have enough wraps of tinfoil on yer noggin....

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