October 2nd, 2010
09:00 PM ET

Armed gang abducts busload of tourists in Mexico

A policeman stands guard in street where Mexican tourists were kidnapped Thursday.

Gunmen have abducted a busload of tourists in Acapulco, Mexico, a spokesman for the Guerrero State attorney general's office told CNN on
Saturday.

The 22 people were captured by an armed gang Friday night. All those aboard the bus were Mexican nationals from the neighboring state of Michoacan.

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  1. allison

    This is what happens when Citizens are deprived of the right to protect themselves. If you leave it to the Government to protect you see what happens.
    Mexico has gun control. The citizens can not own guns
    The criminals steal guns from the police and military so they are very well armed. Innocent citizens die there every day.
    This could happen in the USA.

    October 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. allison

    Canada does have guns. They enacted laws to register all long guns as it would "reduce crime". They promised the citizens that the charges for registration would pay the cost of the Bureaucracy. After BILLIONS of dollars of overspends it has had no effect on crime and many parts of the Country are now refusing to spend additional money and are no longer doing the registration.
    It is an example of failed bureaucracy such as is rampant in the USA government.

    October 28, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. OKCMOM

    I find it interesting everyone seems to be including violence and natural disaster as though they are both social problems.

    October 28, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Glenn Quagmire

    The root of this problem is not very complex. The cartels make billions of dollars selling drugs to.....surprise!!! guess who? Thats right, the good ol' US of A! We are the largest buyer of illegal drugs on the planet earth and our thirst for marijuana, cocain, heroine, etc. is insatiable. So, as long as there is demand there will be someone willing to murder, kidnap and terrorize to capitalize on a market with a product that can have a profit margin of 3000%. Lets stop pretending that the war on drugs is about keeping little white american school kids safe. Its about one thing, MONEY! Do you knmow how many people would be out of a job if drugs were legal? Do you know how many american corporations would dry up? over night thousands of DEA and other federal, state and local law enforcement agents would be filling out applications at McDonalds. Companys that supply surveillance equipment, body armor, airplanes, guns and tactical flashlights would be out of business. There is no war on drugs, just a quagmire of epic proportions that has been so deeply entrenched in the American mind that no one can see the trees through the forrest.

    October 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. WoWAngelaX

    that is quite informative message. I want to see more peeps sharing knowledge in so much informative way.

    November 13, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. gaetano

    First we need border blockage by our troops. We need to let all Mexicans come on in , but only through the legal border bridge crossings. Then any one that crosses anywhere else should be shot on site. When we get all the innocent people from Mexico across into our country, then we can bomb the sh%% out of mexico and wipe it out . Then let them start all over again. At least we would stop drugs from coming in from mexico. How come Canada doesn`t have this problem??????

    January 10, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
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