The Reality of Retaliation

Screenshot from The Sun UK of the Sinaloa Public Safety Response to the officer's killing

The Officer who arrested El Chapo’s son was shot 155 times in a strip mall parking lot, in broad daylight.

The official response…

On Twitter, police bosses said they “regret the death” of state policeman Eduardo, “who lost his life on Wednesday in the capital of Sinaloa.”

Regrettable, the broad daylight murder of a police officer is regrettable. Mexico, good luck. The conventional powers that are supposed to ensure a method of order in our southern neighbor aren’t in control. The citizenry is forbidden from using the effective means of defense by law and those who chose to wear the mantle of guardian instead cannot do so.

The local authorities are investigating the murder, and whether a criminal gang was behind the alleged assassination.

I’m going to hazard the guess of, “Yes” on that one. An SUV loaded with armed and armored gunman just randomly picking out an officer to shoot 155 times who happened to be involved in an arrest against El Chapo? Doubt.

This stuff isn’t across the ocean folks, it is literally right down the road. I notice gun controllers have gone really quiet about the “flood” of weapons (Fast & Furious) that are supposedly walking out by the pallet of southern state loose gun law gun shops when the El Chapo boys video streamed their attack on Mexican Federal forces with belt-feds and LAW rockets.

How are those legal prohibitions working out in favor of the Mexican people? A group simply ignored the rule designed to monopolize the use of force to the state and now they’re effectively wrestling for active control of the nation to do as they please.

The government, remember that entity that of course no small rag tag group could ever fight against effectively, is being fought effectively. They aren’t in control, the department is using language more suited for a tragic traffic accident, not an execution. But what else can they do? The rule designed to help make sure the police aren’t “outgunned” in the streets hasn’t worked out so well.

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.