Tijuana LEO guns confiscated - slingshots issued

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    Tijuana LEO guns confiscated - slingshots issued

    Low tech CCW?- The Federal government of Mexico, in an attempt to stop police corruption, has sent troops into Tijuana to take over armed police efforts and has confiscated the firearms of Tijuana police officers. Responding to complaints, they have issued slingshots to the police:

    Fox News article on Tijuana LEO slingshots

    TIJUANA, Mexico — The police department has issued about 60 slingshots to officers in the violent border city of Tijuana, where soldiers confiscated police weapons two weeks ago on allegations of collusion with drug traffickers.

    Municipal police spokesman Fernando Bojorquez said Monday that the slingshots, along with bags of ballbearings, were given to officers patrolling areas of the city visited by tourists.

    Tijuana's police force of 2,000 officers has been without guns since Jan. 5, but some patrol alongside armed state police.

    President Felipe Calderon sent 3,300 soldiers and federal police to Tijuana at the beginning of January to hunt down drug gangs. The soldiers swept police stations and took officers' guns for inspection amid allegations by federal investigators that a corrupt network of officers supports smugglers who traffic drugs into the U.S. The weapons are still being checked.

    About 100 police demonstrated outside Tijuana town hall on Monday demanding the return of their guns. "The arms are our tools for work," said officer Juan Manuel Nieves. "Do they want more police to be killed?"

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    Hahah, that's kinda funny in a sad way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    Low tech CCW?- The Federal government of Mexico, in an attempt to stop police corruption, has sent troops into Tijuana ...
    Can't see how that's an improvement. It wouldn't matter what they brought in the bags.
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    Slingshots can be deadly...I think bean~shooters might be better.

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    Beanie shooters and an ample supply of spitballs are to be the BUGs i hear LOL
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    I would have issued rubber band guns.
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    Wow

    Well its no better than the national guard carrying unloaded m16s on the border..or in New Orleans... "Lt Dan Lt Dan, I need AMMO sir!"

    I wonder if mexican residents have any gun rights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf4uel View Post

    I wonder if mexican residents have any gun rights?

    I "think" they can only own BB guns and 22 rim fire rifles.
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    I guess that is one way to handle corruption!
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    a well placed ball bearing could really put you in a bad mood. should have issued water guns.

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    ROFL !!!!!!!
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    I'm justr speechless... All I can say is ALL THE MORE REASON TO CLOSE OFF OUR BORDER! Build a wall to make the Berlin wall look like a playground fence.

    [Sarcasm]Wow, I can't wait to vacation in Mexico.[/Sarcasm]
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    Fighting corruption by sending in the Federali's? Oh yeah, that's much better .
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    If there's a Toys 'r' Us in town, and they have some free time, they can get some of these.

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    Maybe the locals were cutting into the Federali profits.

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