Mexico Only Has ONE Gun Store. Most Firearms Are Smuggled From The USA

In all of Mexico, there is only one gun store. The shop, known officially as the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, is operated by the Mexican military. The clerks wear pressed green camouflage. They are soldiers. The only gun store in Mexico is not very busy. To go shopping for a gun in Mexico, customers must come to Mexico City – even if they live 1,300 miles away in Ciudad Juarez. To buy a gun, clients must submit references and prove that their income is honestly earned, that their record is free of criminal charges and that their military obligations, if any, have been fulfilled with honor. They are fingerprinted and photographed. Finally, if judged worthy of owning a small-caliber weapon to protect home and hearth, they are allowed to buy just one. And a box of bullets. Mexico has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world, a matter of pride for the nation’s citizens. Yet Mexico is awash in weapons. Mexican forces have captured more than 93,000 weapons in 4 years. Mexican authorities insist that 90 percent of those weapons have been smuggled from the United States.

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

Mexico only has ONE gun store. Most firearms are smuggled from the USA

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