Nine Americans killed in cartel shoot-out in northern Mexico

A horrible tragedy struck in northern Mexico when nine dual Mexico–U.S. citizens, including many young children, were caught in the crossfire of a cartel fight. They were all shot dead and many bodies were burned beyond recognition, according to BizPacReview.

Cartel violence takes lives every day, but it is simply unacceptable that it’s taking American lives and spilling over the border. Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi want to ignore it, but this horrible atrocity must be answered for.

Cartel control

The event occurred in the Mexican border state of Sonora. Maria Rhonita Miller and her four children, along with Dawna Ray Langford, Christina Marie Langford, and one of their daughters were ambushed by cartel gunmen who had mistaken their vehicles for those of a rival cartel.

The gunmen opened fire and the remains of the Chevy Suburban were found completely burnt out, the paneling riddled with bullet holes.

The families are from a community of Mormons that, for the most part, have dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.

This entire story shows that northern Mexico is not safe — and the Mexican government is not capable of maintaining the peace.

The cartels have more power than the government and that has become a deadly situation all over the country, according to the BBC — but especially near the border.

Mexico is a Narco-state controlled by the cartels, and apparentlym anyone who opposes them will be brutally gunned down and burned in their vehicles.

U.S. response

President Donald Trump was quick to respond to the incident, tweeting: “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!”

Trump wants to wage war on the cartels, but without Mexico’s permission, there isn’t much that can be done. Outside of invading northern Mexico, our options are limited, the Los Angeles Times reports.

What can be done is securing the border. Those same people who will gun down women and children cross into the U.S. at will. The cartels exist to smuggle drugs across the southern border, which Democrats refuse to work with Trump to secure.

Instead of policing the world we need to be policing our own border and keeping our citizens safe. Democrats need to realize this fact and work with Trump to prevent tragedies like this from spilling over onto American soil.

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