Exceptional Mexicans Support Second Amendment

The powerful Knights Templar Drug Cartel over the last few years terrorized and murdered avocado growers in the Mexican State of Michoacán to extort cash and steal farms.  Although Article 10 of the Mexican Constitutional guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms, gun control legislation drastically limited these legal rights.  But last year many farmers brought guns out of hiding to form vigilante groups called, “autodefensas,” to liberate their farms through force.  In partnership with the Mexican government on March 9th, they killed the top Knights Templar leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, known as the “Craziest One.” These Exceptional Mexicans are proving why Americans must defend their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

In Mexico, the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms was first recognized as a under Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution of 1857. But as part of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Article 10 was amended to specify that citizens were entitled to “keep arms” (own them) but may only “bear them” (carry them) among the population in accordance to police regulation. The new law stipulated that virtually all weapons were defined as reserved for the armed forces and law enforcement as “weapons of war.” In 1971, Article 10 of the Constitution was amended again to give the federal government complete jurisdiction and control over the legal proliferation of firearms and restricted civilian access.

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