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Six Killed in Bar Shooting in Cancun

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Cancun is known as as a premiere tourist destination and an island of respite from many of the problems that plague the rest of Mexico. This week, however, a bit of the country’s drug violence hit the seaside resort town.

Reuters is reporting that two gunman entered a bar on the outskirts of Cancun on March 14, opening fire and killing six people. The gunmen were reported to be carrying a handgun and a “machine gun,” according to Reuters. Five other people were also wounded in the shooting.

Cancun is located in souteastern Mexico, and is known primarily for being a tourist destination. The city’s beaches, its blue Caribbean water, and its constantly tropical weather bring tourists from all over the world. In addition to its beachside attractions, Cancun is located near many Maya ruins such as Chichen Itza and the city itself even contains maya ruins.

Outside of Cancun, the Mexican government has been fighting a drug war against cartels within the country. Estimates show that drug war murders in Mexico have increased significantly in the past decade. The group Reforma Ejecutometro estimating over 12,000 drug war-related murders took place in 2011.

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Six Killed in Bar Shooting in Cancun
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  • Lenny

    They need to make guns illegal in Mexico…oh wait. Pay attention Democrats. Illegal to own guns means only criminals will own guns. And the gubmit.

  • becky

    Keep it up Mexico. You may have beautiful beaches and resort towns. I’ve been to one. But your govt is corrupt and if you don’t do something about it you will lose tourists eventually.

  • pam

    The right to bear arms is a constitutional right in Mexico according to Article 10 in the Mexican Constitution of 1857. Get your facts straight.

    • steve

      Right to bare arms get your spelling right,doesn’t include shooting everyone!

      • pam

        Bear is sometimes used as a verb:

        bear1 [bair] Show IPA verb, bore or ( Archaic ) bare; borne or born; bear·ing.
        verb (used with object)
        1.
        to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof.
        2.
        to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight.
        3.
        to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child.
        4.
        to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit.
        5.
        to hold up under; be capable of: His claim doesn’t bear close examination.

      • bowen

        So Steve, You’re saying he has the right to wear short sleeve shirts (bare arms). Learn some English before you go around trying to correct someone’s grammar and spelling. The correct word (bear) was used. MORON.

        • pam

          Thanks, Bowen! :)

          • Ray

            Learn some english before you go around trying to correct someone’s grammar and spelling? You call Bowen a moron, when in an earlier post you wrote “drunkin college kids..” You must have had Dunkin Donuts on your mind….you drunkEn MORON

  • steve

    I knew when all the drunkin college kids where racing to Cancun there would be some crap happen.I’m surprised the cartel,didn’t whack off a bunch of heads.

  • Vern Wheatley

    Too bad they didn’t have guns to protect themselves.

  • http://yahoo.com weston,johnson

    Stronger background checks could help some,but for sure you are not going to get all the guns off the street,and the bad people will allways have guns,i dont care what you do. People have the right to protect self,family and home,and the way things are going in this country,i feel every person and women for sure,that has passed a background check should own a gun learn how to use it,get a permit,to carry and learn the rules of engagement.

  • steven

    If there is billions of dollars to be made selling drugs/operating a cartel, it doesnt matter what laws you pass regarding guns or how uncorruptible your govt is. The only effective solution is to take away all that incentive…. legalize and regulate drugs.

  • Paul

    Sorry, but this is not even remotely possible because guns are BANNED in Mexico!

    Obama and Feinstein should take note of this unfortunate incident…

    • Paul

      Or I actually should say, this incident is unlikely to happen because “most” guns are banned in Mexico. Just had to clear that up…

  • http://Yahoo Keith

    Sensationalized media again. The lack of informationn on this small quip leaves the impression that the resort area is now a possible danger zone.

    I am in Cancun now and have never felt safer. The hotel zone where most people come to enjoy the beautiful beaches are so far removed from this incident, that this article should be tossed into the Obama’s Chicago is the last place I would want to visit. Why not report that you left wing sensationalists.

  • ALS

    I’ve noticed that ever since the gun ban push started in congress that more and more shooting related deaths have been in the headlines. Here’s an idea. Stop pushing the government agenda. I am truly sorry for those that have died but this is sadly nothing new. Even if guns had never been invented people would still kill each other they’d just find even more horrible ways to do it. Guns can do no harm until a person pulls the trigger.

    • Douglas Aldridge

      The government controls the media pretty much.

  • http://yahoo.com Nick Digger

    Keep feeding them ammo down there, eventually all the thugs will be gone. Send a bomb or two also. Sooner they die, the sooner we live.

  • John Musilla

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    King James Version (KJV)

    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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