Comments on: Mexico’s murder rate is six times the US rate, but only about 1% of Mexicans are legally licensed to own a gun Crime Prevention Research Center conducts research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety. Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:36:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: XULU Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:04:08 +0000 In México IT IS possible to own MORE than just one gun, in manner of fact, it is legal to own as much guns as your money can buy. Any way, the only legal source of guns in this country is the Mexican Government (!!!!!) and they sell only 10 guns to a single person (1 handgun plus 9 rifles or shotguns), but private transactions are not banned. It is possible to own rifles for hunting and target shooting in any sporting caliber until .460 Weatherby Magnum, .50 BMG is not legal.
For civilians it is only legal to own handguns in calibers no bigger than .38 special or .380 ACP. but only for home defense. It is very hard to get a permission to carry guns for a particular person.
Any full auto is banned.
All guns must be under registration.
I beg your pardon because of my poor and little english.

By: Johan Pire Tue, 03 Sep 2019 01:36:09 +0000 If the Democrats call the US the only civilized country with a gun problem, they are actually saying that civilization stops at their border with Mexico. Even though Mexico has good education and medical care. Apparently nobody understands that the democrats and former POTUS Obama call Mexico a backward country. Perhaps you should explain to the Mexicans what the Democrats actually mean by “The US is the only civilized country with a gun problem”.

By: RobM Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:39:27 +0000 By my rough calculation, non-Hispanic whites in the US have a homicide rate of 1.97 while Blacks have a rate of 9.2 and Hispanics have a rate of 5.73.

That is, white Americans have a murder rate comparable to Canada and Europe. Blacks have a murder rate equal to Iraq, Afghanistan, Togo, Panama, and Paraguay.

Your famous paper on the concentration of murder in the US doesnt go far enough. Murder is highly correlated with the percent of the population that is Black or Hispanic at the county level, and even moreso by census tract.

People are literally trying to take away the guns of a group of people who commit almost no murders with any type of weapon.

By: BostonTea Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:42:01 +0000 According to the numbers in your article, Mexico’s rate is 6 times the US.

By: kevin johnson Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:32:41 +0000 If the US homicide rate is 4.9 per 100,000 and Mexico’s is 29, then Mexico has a murder rate nearly 6 times the US not twice the US rate.