More Than 100 Mexican Women Take Up Firearms to Protect Town

Fox News Latino

These women are certainly inspiring!

According to Fox News Latino, over 100 women living in the Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken it upon themselves to protect the people in their community from organized crime groups.

"We have an average of nine groups of community police, with each one made up of 12 women who will work in the daytime in the neighborhoods of Xaltianguis, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the resort city of Acapulco," said Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The women who have signed up with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State will be trained in firearm use and will carry weapons -- the way a group of males doing the same job would.

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