US surfers traveling to Baja are increasingly the target of armed robberies.
About a half-dozen robberies and carjackings that targeted U.S. surfers en route to camping spots along the 780-mile Baja California peninsula have occurred since June, accordingng (sic) to unconfirmed tallies reported via the Internet.The consequences are severe, more than just the loss of some material goods.
“[The gunmen] made us get down on all fours – execution position – and put guns to our heads,” said Weber, who owns the San Diego Surfing Academy in Carlsbad.Don't expect the Mexican government to allow people the means to defend themselves. It is more important for politicians to hate guns than to hate rapists. Now, as I always say, there are no guarantees in this life, and a gun or two in this party may not have allowed this woman to avoid this fate. Being unarmed, however, only made her a defenseless victim.
The gunmen sexually assaulted his girlfriend before stealing $10,000 worth of computers, video cameras and other gear, he said.
The world is not a safe place, and the farther away you get from your bourgeois, suburban community, the more dangerous it is. Actually, your suburban community is not completely safe. (Even if you are always shocked to find that out.) Places in this world you may want to visit - the Baja Peninsula, Eastern Europe, parts of the Caribbean, England, and other parts of this globe are not safe. It is made worse by governments who will prosecute you for defending yourself.