The basics are:
- A unit of the Mexican National Guard approaches a house in Mexico City.
- They come under attack from four drug cartel guys inside.
- They get inside the house and capture the four, one of whom is Ovidio Guzman, the son of "El Chapo" Guzman who was extradited to the US to stand trial. Ovidio is also wanted in the US.
- The house is immediately surrounded by cartel gunman, who law siege to it. Bullets are flying all over that section of the city and civilians take shelter.
- To up the ante, cartel gunmen swarm throughout the city, shooting and blowing up cars at random.
- The National Guard unit decides they can't win and release Guzman to the gunmen outside, ending the battle.
- Mexico City is comparable in size to New York City
- This was not the local PD, this was the National Guard, in full combat gear.
- They got their asses kicked by drug cartel reinforcements who showed up immediately. Where was the National Guard backup?
- Who is in control in Mexico City? The National Guard can't arrest and hold four guys in a house, yet the cartel can terrorize a whole city and get the National Guard to give up.
- Can you imagine this happening in NYC or any other major US city? Can you imagine government forces losing in a situation like this? This is over and above any mass shooting scenario the US has ever seen, in that government forces were not able to end it by force. They had to surrender. There has never been a criminal enterprise in the US that could have pulled this off.
- I realize this situation had no direct relation to civilian gun ownership, but Mexico has really strict gun laws, yet they have stuff like this happen. They also have a much higher murder rate than the US does. The anti-gunners say, "That's because they have a drug problem and a gang problem." What? We don't have drug and gang problems? Why does anyone think taking civilian guns away prevents warfare in the streets? If this happened in the US, liberals would still be calling for more gun control, like that would effect the cartel.
- Some liberal politicians say the idea of US gun owners fighting tyranny by the government is an outdated concept because the government has a high tech military. Well, the Mexican military is not nearly as sophisticated as ours, but they have attack aircraft, they have artillery, they have tanks, etc. What good did it do them in this situation? None at all. It's obvious that with some organization and a lot of guns, governments are not as invincible as they think they are.