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Mexico has one gun store

There is only one legal gun store in Mexico. It’s in Mexico city and is operated by the military.

To go shopping for a gun in Mexico, customers must come to Mexico City – even if they live 1,300 miles away in Ciudad Juarez. To gain entry to the store, which is on a secure military base, customers must present valid identification, pass through a metal detector, yield to the security wand and surrender cellphones and cameras.

To buy a gun, clients must submit references and prove that their income is honestly earned, that their record is free of criminal charges and that their military obligations, if any, have been fulfilled with honor. They are fingerprinted and photographed. Finally, if judged worthy of owning a small-caliber weapon to protect home and hearth, they are allowed to buy just one. And a box of bullets.

Of course, there are tons of illegally-gotten guns in Mexico, probably mostly smuggled from the US.

Via The Corner.

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Court pays to cover up defendant’s racist tattoos

John Ditullio has a large swastika tattooed on his neck. He’s in court today with a makeup job to cover the tattoo, paid for by the court.

 Court pays to cover up defendants racist tattoos

“It’s easier to give someone who looks like you a fair shake,” said Bjorn E. Brunvand, Mr. Ditullio’s lawyer.

In the future, all defendants will have surgery to look exactly like their jurors.

Via Gawker.

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Dude breaks into derelict bar, sells drinks, makes news, gets arrested, makes more news

Travis Kevie, apparently a “transient”, broke into a bar that had been closed for a year. He brought some six packs of beer with him and started selling them. He used the profits to buy more alcohol, which he continued to sell. Then his new endeavor was profiled in the Auburn Journal, complete with photo. The story tipped off local police, and Kevie was arrested.

Via Gawker

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The skinny jeans defense

A Sydney man has been acquitted of rape because the jury didn’t think he could’ve gotten his alleged victim’s jeans off by himself.

During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about “how exactly Nick took off her jeans”.

I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,” the note read.

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