New Mexico Street Code: Live and Die by the Gun

New Mexico Street Code: Live and Die by the Gun

DESCRIPTION: We interview Latino youth from New Mexico—getting a different perspective on dangerous neighborhoods such as Albuquerque’s War Zone. As opposed to popular belief, many of the youngsters carry a gun in order to defend themselves in a time of increased homicides. We document the New Mexico street code which is dominated by firearms in a fight for survival.

CREDITS:

Producer/Edit/Camera: Frank Blazquez
Production Assistant: Tom O’Hara
Special Thanks To: The Soze Agency

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frankblazquez/
Website: http://www.frankblazquez.com
Mexican Suburbs: http://www.mexicansuburbs.com

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50 Comments

  1. Alex on August 20, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    What are gun laws like In ABQ? For example here In Chicago, we have some of the strictest gun laws in the country but mfs keep it on them 24/7 regardless. If you get caught with a strap and it’s your first offense you get an automatic 1-5 years I think? Depending on ur previous record.



  2. Carl Salvato on August 20, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    There just kids.Easy to take out



  3. Juan Garcia on August 20, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Its stupidity like this that is pushing the anti gun movement. Why cant these kids care for each other? I grew up here in northern new mexico. There is no reason for these fantasy stories to be happening. Get a job, an education, join the military there are so many options for these kids. Or do they belong in cages like so many say?? Geeze they say they know better but still act like dumb asses. I grew up not rich either.



  4. Brigham 94 on August 20, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Wtf I know them



  5. Jennifer Angeles on August 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Burque always gonna be home no matter how far I go, we gotta make it better be better.



  6. Chilly&Chipz+kitten on August 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Well dang I’m about to move to New Mexico . Fuck it looks like the same cats in texas young dumb and full of party fun



  7. Julian Mendoza on August 20, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    They say they kill each other because of the hood mentality and revenge. But truly they’re being murdered silently purposely providing them the opportunity to ruin they’re own life’s.



  8. Xochilth Vasquez on August 20, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    “I use to be broke” homie you still are 😂💀



  9. Fishaddict on August 20, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Lotta this shi not smirk 😏 it ur life my guy move outta town start a life



  10. Shade Raven on August 20, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Wouldn’t say thats new.



  11. Tortillero 313 on August 20, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    He removed two parts off the gun and was so proud of himself LOL 😂



  12. natasha vani on August 20, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    does anybody know a tony in albuquerque? he drive nice cars and got tattoos fresh fade and everything. he was dating a girl name valentina they were living in phx az and abq nm her bio said she was a single scorpio student hispanic indian and she was tagging tony they had a intimate relationship. tony always had a girl that had a intimate relationship with. he live with this girl in las lunas or south valley not sure. can you find him? ask him to give me another chance. his full name is anthony born in 1996 he has a tear drop on his left cheekbone. please find tony.
    last things he said to me:
    im high
    supreme kush
    get this money



  13. will M on August 20, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    These kids look like they are getting a driver’s license in a couple more years.



  14. Dragon240 on August 20, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Ever seen MS-13 Brew Town they creaked up here in Milan



  15. Klutch 🗡️ on August 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Sell drugs, buy clothes and jewelry. Get shot or go to prison, maybe live to regret it later or maybe not. Same shit just younger people.



  16. WildWestTV on August 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm


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  18. Louiee on August 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    What barrio is this ?



  19. Red_Goon_Guerilla on August 20, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    My nephews are currently caught up in this lifestyle. I’ve stayed away becuz I’m a combat veteran BUT if they wanna threaten my family…then I’m gonna close with and destroy. #taskforce187



  20. J Maynez on August 20, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    “At least i can operate a gun more frequently than other people.”

    Intelligent guys.



  21. Jesus Christ Is King Only on August 20, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I grew up in the 505 and seen some stuff. But Jesus Christ set me free, no more violence in my life. All honor and glory to him. Call on the name of Jesus and he will heal you. He’s so loving and merciful, he loves every single one of you. God Bless You and keep your head up.



  22. Sucka free GanG on August 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    These kids would get rushed out of cali so fast they wouldn’t know which way to go or how they got hit



  23. YOU NEED HELP on August 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    This is why I never wanna go to Albuquerque New Mexico this would be the last place to go



  24. Daniel Perez on August 20, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    So are guns legal in Mexico ?



  25. Limon Ortega on August 20, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    these guys need to go to school and just do their family right and get a real job and invest into their neighborhood



  26. Weed Mushrooms on August 20, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    That dog



  27. John Curiel on August 20, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Wear steel toe boots for the Jake walk. Boot cut pants as well.



  28. Sluggish Gravy02 on August 20, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    That ar 15 got some cheap ass parts on it



  29. ninjeti03 on August 20, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    So stupid



  30. Puffs575 on August 20, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Does anyone know they rap names?



  31. ITSBAYSIDE on August 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    lol, supposed to be scared of some kids who say bruh or act like they give a shit about their kids



  32. Dr Dankenstein on August 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Even if it is ego or bcuz of dis generation, tf u gon do when u see da nigga reach back, Watchu gon do den, kill or b killed, my Dawgs from Abq ik how to roll down there



  33. Mads Xaeaii on August 20, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    These dude are straitup kids…. Sad G



  34. Chapo Tha Kid on August 20, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Since I was a kid lol literally still a kid



  35. Just a Duck on August 20, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    That’s the problem with this generation. Too scared to fight. Gotta pick up a gun. Just shows how much of a coward you are.



  36. klevs on August 20, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Real killas don’t show



  37. SavagefromtheRAQ on August 20, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    These white boys some clowns lmfao listening to too much “trap” music thinking they live that life because someone took their fentanyl laced pills 😂💀.



  38. Nikkit on August 20, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    I’m from Albuquerque. I don’t live there now but I still go back to visit family! I hate that saying land of entrapment for the land of enchantment, People act like they can’t leave and do better with their lives!



  39. Meztizo_Americano on August 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Another problem here in New Mexico is the generational circle of Alcoholism and Drug Use.
    I’m a 4th generation alcoholic 5 years sober. Sometimes young grandmas their kids and older grand kids are out doing Ice while great grandma has to make sure the great gand kids and smaller grandkids are safe. It’s sad when a woman in her 70’s having to take care of the rest of the family because of drugs while they should be the ones respecting and taking care of her



  40. Jose Bravo on August 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Who gave all these takuaches straps!?



  41. Lego My Daygo on August 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Losers



  42. Sheesh on August 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    They have a chance but choose not too



  43. Michael McCarthy on August 20, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Busters



  44. Carry every day on August 20, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    3:53
    “Tell me if you would know how to put this gun back together”

    Uh yes seeing as all you did was field strip it. It’s a glock lmao it’s literally 4 main pieces you didn’t do anything impressive.



  45. Mary Frances Carlton on August 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Imagine all that thug energy redirected.



  46. Thomas Thompson on August 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Handle your business Hold it down.stay safe



  47. BobbyBuckets710 on August 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    New Mexico’s a place where if you hustle hard enough you could pay off your moms house and buy her a car by 18. And I don’t regret



  48. The Leopard on August 20, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I conceal carry cause of idiots like these in the video



  49. HTX on August 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Lost…



  50. Thomas Smith on August 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Pathetic losers. Society doesn’t stand a chance with this trash on the loose.