Children in Mexico get weapons training to protect themselves

Children and young people from some mountain villages in Mexico are given shooting lessons. According to the boss of the area, this is necessary, because the children must be able to protect themselves.

Too far

There

s been talk about it all over Mexico. And the president of the country is fiercely against. Giving kids guns is too far, he says.

The inhabitants are tired of all the violence and have therefore decided to defend themselves. Dozens of children between 5 and 15 years old also participate in this. They get special weapons training for that.

Real rifles

Children under 12 years of age wear fake guns and sticks. Kids over 12 are using real guns.

The Mexican president thinks this should stop. But the residents dont trust him anymore and go on. Only when hes really going to do something to help, they stop defending themselves with guns.