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It's way past time to close the borders,warn Mexico that any Illegal crossings will be met with deadly force,sniper teams should be deployed in hot spots,Anybody entering the USA Illegally is a threat to our security
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It is a down right crying shame......unforgivable for not shutting the border down. Close it lock it, wield it shut!
Step one - secure the border. Lou Dobbs has been saying that over and over again, for years.
What is so danged hard about securing the border?
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The SPOTTER should be a US military person with a Barret. i get so disgusted with the news media who do not report what is happening on our border. Living down here on the border I get news of happenings that never hit the national news. I send email to friend up north who cannot believe what is happening and they say they do not get this news up there. What a surprise!!!
D.C. still controls what is made public..... the only way to change it is in November. Get out and vote.
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Here's my email to a shooting buddy back east. We've both been through Pat Roger's EAG courses and he just did a Storm Mountain long-range rifle course this summer. Casa Grande is where we did the EAG courses and it's an easy drive from where I live:
"This is a situation that would seriously challenge my ability to stay on the right side of the law.
"Here’s a guy camping out in a cave on high ground. With your spotting scope you can see him looking down on your area.
"My challenge would be to keep myself from launching a couple of rounds from low ground, just to let him know someone is looking back. Perfect opportunity for some long-range target practice. Maybe start by lobbing a few .22s in howitzer mode, just to get his attention. More than 300 yards away, he wouldn’t even hear the report. Wouldn’t take much to set up a 10/22 with a high-angle bipod mount, y’ know? Even at night, he wouldn’t see the muzzle flash. Just get him jumping around a little bit with some 40-grainers raining around his position. Then when his back is turned, torch off a .338 Lapua or a .50 BMG, aimed to hit about 5 feet away. And if there’s, well, a little “collateral damage”… “Honest, officer, I thought I saw a mountain lion prowling up there”… then show him your current AZ hunting license with the $10 mountain lion stamp affixed.
"Can you imagine how much fun we could have annoying that guy with the right toys? Heck, we could even have XXX_ZZZ (Pinal County LEO/SWAT team friend) drop on over for some fun."
My buddy has yet to unlimber his Barrett Light Fifty at anything over 250 yards...
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That suspect was identified as Hiram Rendon-Rios, 23, a Mexican national working as a spotter for a drug cartel. He was living in the cave and had a supply of food, communications equipment, clothing and binoculars. He was deported back to Mexico.
Wow! They really threw the book at him...
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The government could turn unemployment around if they hired some people to work the borders. How many of us here on the site wouldn't jump at the chance to fire away as others have said at someone trying to cross? I could imagine hundreds of thousand applicants for the jobs.
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As for the long-term risk, imagine how many "plants" have been sent to await orders for upcoming operations, whether that be related to the drug trade, simply bolstering regional crime gangs, or affiliated with terrorist organizations. It must be in the multiple thousands and beyond, given the years over which this sieve of a "border" has operated this badly.
I wonder what the status is of the use of satellite surveillance for monitoring of the southern, "illegals/cartels-only" zone, drone surveillance aircraft, electronic sensing in known high-traffic zones. While it might be a manpower issue to stop each and every interdiction, given the hardware that exists it simply can't be that hard to identify when traffic is moving. Once a high-traffic zone is found, seriously lock it down with walls, sensors, manpower; then, go on to the next high-traffic zone until it's shut down.
He was deported! I'm surprised Obama didn't give him amnesty.
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 "What is so danged hard about securing the border?"____GOOD QUESTION! . . . since we taxpayers are paying various forms of our military to effectively secure borders all over the world. Makes me go to the next question - WHAT IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S MOTIVE FOR NOT SECURING IT'S OWN BORDERS??? This has been an issue for more than 25 years! Neither party, nor any president has resolved this. I believe they could. So I gotta wonder just who is it in this country that benefits enough and is powerful enough to keep it from being secured?
Not to mention that same U. S. Federal Government sues the governor of this very state to overturn enacted laws which begin to resolve border breaching by illegals . .WHAT IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S MOTIVE FOR THAT???
gasmitty's buddy may be our only hope!
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end"____Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519