This hits very close to home for me... I am 61 years old and I am a sailor who owns a boat. I live 50 minutes from the shooting site. I was shot November 2008 by 2 guys and took 6 bullets and lived. I was extremely lucky. I really feel bad for this situation. One bullet he dies.. Horrible. I always carry a gun with me for protection but more for protection for my girl friend. I would rather fight on an even basis that be kicked around by some scum bags like the ones who assaulted their boat. I was in Mexico
a month ago and they took my gun and charged me with crimes even though I declared and had a license
from Panama to carry a gun and everything registered. I had been to Mexico
20 times before through my life. I had the best of times and climbed the pyramids of the Mayan and Aztecs and made many friends. I will never travel to Mexico again with the current
circumstances of drugs and killings and the hatred for the USA for what we are doing to them.. This is what they told me from Immigration to Navy
to Adwana to Police. It is Americas fault Mexico is having problems. The are deporting our people helping their family's. The drugs are consumed by Americans and so it is our fault Mexicans are into drug wars. The firearms are coming from American and killing our people. I heard this from everyone in Mexico. I love Mexico and I hate Mexico. I will be blessed for the good memories but what they ( the Mexican government) did to us on a trip from Cuba
to Panama I will never forgive them for. Locked up and charged and found guilty (the law is you are guilty until proven innocent) Well in a week I got out of Prison ( not jail) prison because I had a good lawyer and they proved me innocent within the 6 days.
A total miracle just like being shot 6 times and driving myself to the hospital 10 kilometers away with the will to live. Anyway I hope they catch the scumbags who did this to those people but they probably wont. I live in Panama and have lived there for 5 years. This is the downside to Panama. Really is the wild west and you need to protect yourself. Just like when you are sailing. You live or die by your own actions and planning..
Hey I love this forum and it is good for my therapy to vent once in a while.
Be careful and be careful who you trust cause it is not always the way it seems.
Good night everyone.. James