A true "militia."
This is a discussion on Good (and bad): Armed citizens recognized, supported in Mexico within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Great that the people have both A: stood up for themselves, and B: generated enough support to be legitimized and supported by the military (after ...
Great that the people have both A: stood up for themselves, and B: generated enough support to be legitimized and supported by the military (after the military killed a few last week).
Bad: It appears that the people of Mexico "get it" more than the people here in America!
Also, this could be a blueprint for what WROL really looks like. Clear the Mexican state has lost control/been overwhelmed, and a (lightly) armed population has taken the duties to police upon themselves!
Vigilante groups fighting drug cartels join Mexican government forces - World News
They think they don't need firearms because they never have needed them.
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A true "militia."
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Reading the story, the militia members will have to register themselves and their guns with the government in order to attain their status legally.
The problem is what ensures the militia will stop? That's how just about all of the civil wars and human rights violations started in Latin America. This could quickly get out of control and turn into an all out civil war right on the U.S. border. Don't get me wrong I'm glad these people have decided to stand up to the cartel violence, but it's happened numerous times already in Latin America where it doesn't stop there. There's a lot more risk involved than a lot of people realize. It's a great opportunity for the more radical and extremists to exert their influence. Right on the U.S. border, this could quickly become our problem as well. But as I said I am glad the people are standing up for themselves and I hope that really is all that they want to do.
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If they are under the control of the military are they still militia?
BTW read the article on NK on the same page. Link at the bottom. Sad yet funny.
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No way Id trust the govt with my name, or weapons, if I were those guys. They will end up disarmed & dead soon enough, if they do.
The Military and Police there were often coopted with the Cartels policy of Silver or lead. Either go on the payroll or be killed. They were ineffective against the Cartels themselves and now they want to "legitimize" the vigilantes through incorporation and registration? Doesn't sound good to me.
If those militias acquire leftist or --god forbid-- communist bent, all of a sudden it doesn't sound like a very good idea anymore. Armed rebel groups were (and in some places are) still a problem in Latin America.
Bad, bad idea. Registration = Confiscation or worse.Vigilante leaders will have to submit a list of their members to the Defense Department, and the army will apparently oversee the groups, which the government said "will be temporary." They will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army.
I can see the "paid for military" sending a list to the cartels with the name, addresses and what guns they own of all militia members.
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That is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mexican farmers can buy AK's or AR's BUT people in California, NY, or the other Lib states cant. That is the funniest thing I have heard in weeks.