Skip to comments.N4T Investigators: Border Patrol stripping agents of their rifles
Posted on 11/10/2014 10:41:41 AM PST by lulu16
The News 4 Tucson Investigators have uncovered that some U.S. Border Patrol agents have lost a key part of their arsenal. And that has agents who patrol along the border here, extremely worried.
We learned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Offices of Border Patrol and Training and Development are inspecting the quality of agents' M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol sectors nationwide. But agents tell us, some of those M4s have not been replaced. And, we've learned, agents are required to share rifles amongst each other.
"There's a lot of agents that are pretty upset over it," said Art del Cueto, president of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector union. "We know it's a dangerous job. We know what we signed on for but we want to have as much of the equipment as we need to perform the job."
The M4 carbine is used by the U.S. military and by Border Patrol agents. It's even used by the Border Patrol's tactical unit, BORTAC. Agent Brian Terry was carrying the M4 when he was shot and killed in December 2010.
Del Cueto tells us that because some of those M4s have not been replaced, agents are pooling their weapons, which makes it difficult to personalize the settings on a rifle, such as the sights.
One carries the bullets and one carries the rifle. When the one carrying the rifle is killed, the one carrying the bullets picks up the rifle.
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When will people accept the truth: the Executive has been sacked by forces hostile to the Untied States.
Jeff Prather former DEA, who was quoted in the article, will most likely be interviewed today 3pm on James T Harris conservative radio show today. He speaks regularly.
If you are interested in border issues, Garrett Lewis, one of our conservative radio hosts, keeps us apprised. That is where I heard about this story this morning on his show, which is from 6am to 10am.
He also reported on a conference about destroying “frontieras” (borders) where they discussed inequalities:
This years conference has emphasized hierarchies, including rich over poor and citizen over recent arrival.
Barry’s old board buddy, Bill Ayers was there enjoying our resort El Conquistador (no irony) in Oro Valley ( north of Tucson-—conservative town) and railing against corporations influence in education.
0bama is not incompetent
0bama is evil; he is willfully destructive of these United States.
That quote is from an excellent movie..
The sights should not be “personalized”. They should be set up so that anyone can pick up the rifle, aim it and fire it accurately.
I watched the movie with one of my sons and I pointed out how socialism/communism didn’t hesitate to sacrifice the lives of millions for the benefit of the State. I told him that the people running our Government are no different.
BPAs should just carry personal owned rifles if their employer doesn’t have enough to go around
Is Obama disarming our Border Agents ahead of his Executive Amnesty?
Looks like it. Check this post later on and I’ll see what Prather says. He is known for connecting the dots.
Plenty of justice dept rifles for the narcotraficantes, but not enough for our own agents...... sounds normal to me, if you are a illegal alien usurper in the white hut that wants to destroy the USA.
Wow, my 13 year old and I had the same conversation. I hammered on the notion of the “Political Officer”. (Ralph Fiennes character)..
It’s going to be the best of show for Harris, so no further info on this topic from Prather.
This is from Newsmax on what we are doing to help and guide illegals:
“Raleigh Leonard, the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector Division chief, credits 10 new rescue beacons placed in high immigrant traffic areas for helping to reduce deaths among those trying to come into the U.S, the Monitor noted.
“I think we can all agree that crossing the border is an illegal act, but nothing that should be assigned the penalty of death,” Leonard told the Monitor.
The area remains dangerous, however. One Mexican man was killed by a Border Patrol agent late last month, the third such shooting in a year, the Arizona Daily Star reports. “
Sorry, the IRS needs those rifles more.
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