Does anybody live on the US/Mexican border?

Does anybody live on the US/Mexican border?

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    Does anybody live on the US/Mexican border?

    Greetings!

    Do any DC members live in rural areas on or near the Mexican border?

    What experiences have you had?

    What precautions do you take?

    What specialty equipment or defensive weapons are your EDC?

    It seems to me that living in such an environment would be very mentally taxing and anxiety provoking.

    Thanks for your input!

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    The same would apply to Detriot , Baltimore , Camden , anyone else could add a few more to the list . Some places once dusk hits you stay in and hope bullets don't come through the wall .
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    If i lived on the mexican border, I would quickly relocate
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    We're all on the Mexican border these days. I would argue that the border has become a blurred line. We have experienced the single largest foreign invasion over the last 20 years...and it seems the liberals are dead set on giving them everything hand over fist.
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    Cant even imagine how much ammo I would stockpile if I had to live there
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    You'll need to install a .50 cal machine gun on your roof and you need to sleep in shifts so it's manned all the time...
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    If I had to choose, I'd pick the border over Chicago. Most of the stuff along the border is about getting across undetected. That means avoiding the locals when possible.

    However, don't leave your Ford Superduty unattended along the border if it's a 4x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350_6 View Post

    However, don't leave your Ford Superduty unattended along the border if it's a 4x4.
    One of my employees learned that first hand in South Texas last week. It doesn't take long at all.

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    I spent 2 weeks in Del Rio Texas which is three hours west of San Antonio, right on the Mexican Border. Since I was spending the majority of my time at Laughlin AFB I did not bring my carry gun. When I would be out in town I would keep my SA up as if I were carrying. I did not find myself feeling any less safe as opposed to anywhere else. However, I did not go into Mexico, only stayed on the US side. And I was only at one boarder town which happened to have a big Border Patrol station and a US Air Force base at it, so it is possible that it may be safer than other towns on the border.

    ETA: I was there in July

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    Not for very long. Too many illegals killing everyone.

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    Too many F&F guns floating around down there.
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    I lived in Arizona, not far from the border in one home, and a number of miles away from the border in the other two I owned. I was actively engaged in federal law enforcement while I was there, so I was never unarmed. The rural area along the border is known to be unsafe these days, due to the various human/narcotic smuggling groups that have been pushed out into the desert away from the towns by the various Border Patrol strategies. Ranchers that live directly on the border east of Nogales are constantly having issues with the illegals. Having said all of that, I personally feel "less safe" in any city in the country, and I'm still always armed. I think situational awareness is always the key, along with proper training and being prepared to deal with the threat when it materializes, not if. Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    We're all on the Mexican border these days. I would argue that the border has become a blurred line. We have experienced the single largest foreign invasion over the last 20 years...and it seems the liberals are dead set on giving them everything hand over fist.
    Somewhere there a bunch of American Indians laughing their azzes off at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    If i lived on the mexican border, I would quickly relocate
    Not if you had a 35,000 acre ranch that's been in your family for generations and running it is the only job you've ever had.

    Interview of Rancher Robert Krentz in 2005 Now Murdered by Illegals - YouTube

    Border Rancher Rob Krentz And Dog Found Shot To Death After Aiding Illegal Alien : Diggers Realm

    You don't even have to live within 20 miles of the border to be adversely affected by "border issues." Pinal County - which lies squarely between Maricopa County (central AZ, Phoenix area) and Pima County (Tucson area, south to the border) has major routes for illegal human and drug smuggling traffic by foot and by vehicle. Border Patrol activity there is substantial; you can't drive 45 minutes on I-10 without seeing BP vehicles.

    I live in east-central Maricopa Co, 115 miles from the Mexican border. For the past several years, due to the recession, numerous vacant/foreclosed homes in my area have become 'drop houses' for illegal trafficking by Mexicans. That activity has diminished due to the resurgence in the real estate market, but it's hardly rare.

    In response to the OP's question, I don't do a lot differently, but we have a heightened sense of people, cars and situations in our town and neighborhood which appear out of place.
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