Because it is too difficult to obtain a permit. Hence why only criminals have guns and operate with relative impunity.
There’s just one place in all of Mexico where you can legally buy a gun. It’s tucked away in an anonymous building on an army base in the capital, staffed by soldiers.
Those who enter must surrender any cell phones, tablets or cameras, remove caps and pass through a metal detector. Weapons are kept in locked glass cases, unlike many of the 50,000-plus U.S. gun shops where used-gun racks on showroom floors allow easy access and clerks are happy to let you heft an unloaded firearm.
Mexico’s constitution guarantees citizens’ right to own a handgun and hunting rifles for self-defense and sport. Legally getting your hands on one, however, requires clearing a series of bureaucratic hurdles far stricter than in the U.S. and, for many customers, traveling great distances to reach the country’s lone gun store.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico (MX) is estimated to have a population of 122.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 8.8 million.