Michoacan Governor Warns Civilian Militias to Disarm or Face Prison
The Governor of Michoacan, Mexico is warning local civilian militias to disarm. The civilian militias have formed in response to the increase in violent crime by organized criminal groups like drug cartels and the lack of police or military to restore law and order.
Governor Alfredo Ramirez Bedoya explains that there is no provision in the law for armed civilian militias. Violators that are illegally armed with a firearm face 3 to 10 years in prison and the penalty is doubled for 3 or more persons with firearms in a group.
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