3/24/2011

Guns in Mexico



There's lots of chatter on the internet (mostly from people who have zero real experience) about how dangerous Mexico is and how you should pack heat and all that tough guy bullshit. Here's the deal - don't bring a gun on the EDR. If you do, you are a dumbass. You can get away with a lot of shit in Baja, but you shouldn't try to get away with carrying a concealed weapon. The chances of getting attacked by a bunch of wild banditos or drug smugglers are pretty slim, but I can guarantee that you and/or your bike will get searched at one point or another. So do yourself a favor and leave any guns and drugs at home and just have a good time riding your moto.

4 comments:

All3n said...

Don't be a retard. Leave the guns at home. If you can't use it to a.) make a taco, b.) open a beer, or c.) fuel your gas tank, then you probably aint goin' to use it in Mexico. Now if you do bring one, I'd put money on you spending some time next to Juan and Nacho on a dirt floor spooning for body warmth for say 10-24 months.

deadly0001 said...

Just being in possession of a bullet, one freakin bullet entitles you to be jailed and your bike/vehicle confiscated as property of the United States of Mexico.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh at your blog's comments about how Mexico really isn't dangerous and anyone who thinks it is has a mangina, etc.
Didn't you cancel the EDR last two years?

Bill said...

Anonymous, we cancelled it for a few reasons. Mostly because the campground in San Felipe was in flux with family squabbles that were way out of our control. We didn't want to have anyone take valuable time off work and have the accommodations blow up at the last minute. We also were running a growing business and this thing takes a lot of time, money and preparation no matter how grass roots it is. We were of course concerned about news reports of violence etc but it has proven to be way out of proportion to reality in the places we go. I have a little beach shack about 100 miles south of Ensenada and between going there (with my family no less) and a dozen other trips for preruns or racing over the years since the last EDR feel qualified to say that the dangers are overblown and worth the risk. We aren't selling you anything, if you don't want to come, don't. Simple as that. My comments about bringing a gun are authentic and real, and I carry often, but never in Baja. That is something I'm trying to stress in this post. We don't want anyone believing the hype in the news or in the internet and thinking that bringing a weapon is a good solution. That will only end badly. Personal responsibility is just that, and I personally wanted to go on the record after seeing several facebook posts about it and let everyone know that bringing a gun is a bad idea.