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    No thanks.
     
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    I wasn't talking to anti American commies like you. People like you only whine to the White House when the government tit runs dry. You don't give a shit about anything else.
     
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    Now, for a little reverie.....

    "...in 1904, when the 64-year-old Perdicaris and his stepson found themselves taken hostage from their villa in Tangier, Morocco by a scruffy band of rifle-toting Berber tribesmen on horseback.

    The bandits' chieftain was flamboyant, black-bearded Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli, and he wanted to extort a heavy ransom...

    For President Theodore Roosevelt, it was an opportunity ... to issue one of his most blood-curdling proclamations, a statement that helped ensure his re-election while sending Americans wild with joy:

    "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!"
    1904: Teddy's Big Stick



    But....a different time....a different President.
     
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    This is at least the third topic about this idiot.

    He decides rather than flying to Costa Rica to surf, he will drive there from the US.

    He also decides to bring his trusty shotgun with him.

    Does he bother to spend the ten minutes it takes to find out what the various laws are about trucking a shotgun through the 5 countries he has to go through to get to Costa Rica?

    Does he discover that Mexico, for instance, requires an advance permit? Does he discover other countries require all manner of permits and doctor-certified psych evals and advanced approval to bring a weapon into their respective countries?

    No. Of course not. Because he is a simpleton. He figures he will just declare his weapon at the border and they will make an exception to their harsh gun control laws just for this idiot 19 year old surfer dude.

    I mean, go ahead and read that letter in the OP. It is screamingly obvious he believed he could just declare his gun at the border. He clearly didn't take ten minutes to check online before he left home to find out the gun laws of Mexico.

    He's lucky Mexico caught him, and not Nicaragua or Honduras. He could have been disappeared.


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    Simmer down, you need to be aware of two things, first, the guy in question will be turned lose as soon as the appropriate palm gets greased, second, there has almost certainly been discrete efforts made to free the guy but making it a big deal with news cameras and the glare of public scrutiny Mexican authorities will have no choice but to follow through with prosecution.
     
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    So I googled "mexico gun laws tourists".

    Here is the very first link in the search results: Owning a Gun in Mxico

    Wouldn't that give anyone with an IQ above 70 pause?


    Here is the official US consulate warning about bringing guns to Mexico, which was the second search result: Guns are Illegal in Mexico | U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

    Doesn't get more clear than that!


    So what special kind of fuck-up is this kid that he didn't even bother to find this shit out for himself?

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    Perhaps I don't read enough of your posts....but the ones that I have read seem, in every case, to leave me shaking my head, muttering "idiot."
     
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    Wonder how many Mexicans we have in jail for weapons charges? Maybe the Mexican president should get on the phone to Obama?
     
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    That kind of stuff is done for domestic consumption. It rarely works in international diplomacy. As a matter of fact, it can often have the opposite effect vs. quiet diplomacy. The problem with saying anything in that vein to the nation today, unlike in Teddy's day, is that all news is international and nothing said can be said solely for the domestic market.
     

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