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Border agents to use paintball guns to fend off attackers
azfamily.com ^ | April 24, 2008 | azfamily.com

Posted on 04/25/2008 1:26:21 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day

TUCSON - Some surprising news came from the United States Border Patrol.

The Patrol has purchased 1,000 guns that fire non-lethal paintball or pepper pellets. The goal of a target practice session was to hit the white rag at the end of a hall with paintballs. Border Patrol agents may soon use paintballs to defend themselves against smugglers along the border due to an increase in violence.

Surveillance video from an incident last year in El Paso shows a Border Patrol agent retreating after people pelt him with rocks. Some could argue the same about being hit by a paintball without protective gear, where a projectile from a paintball gun leaves a small welt on the flesh.

Small welt or not, human rights activists say it is a bad idea, even for a line of defense.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; aliens; banglist; borderinsecurity; gramsci; guns; immigration; paintball
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This is wrong on so many levels.

Here, ICE agents! Defend against automatic weapons fire with paint!

And of course, the whiny "human rights activists" have to cry that it's inhumane.

1 posted on 04/25/2008 1:26:23 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day
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To: Choose Ye This Day

How about pea-shooters, or maybe just rocks?

Yeah, that’ll work.


2 posted on 04/25/2008 1:28:14 PM PDT by toddlintown (Beer Is Good For You.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Hit a White rag?.......

3 posted on 04/25/2008 1:28:57 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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at what point do we grow some real balls and use real ammo to defend our people and land.......good grief.....why don’t we give them water guns or just point thier fingers and say bang bang i got you.....


4 posted on 04/25/2008 1:29:31 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: toddlintown; Choose Ye This Day

I could show ‘em how to make spitball shooters from Bic pens, and Bic pens are really cheap...


5 posted on 04/25/2008 1:29:57 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Choose Ye This Day

This is utter crap, the border jumpers are tje less desirables from Mexico that their government is forcing out,

criminals, gangmembers, pedophiles ect.

They are not stupid, they will realize that the borderagents have toy guns and no match for smuggled weapons.
Talk about stuck on stupid.


6 posted on 04/25/2008 1:30:13 PM PDT by Larebil (My name is liberal backwards, since they backwards thinking)
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Oh great!....now we’ll have a bunch of painted illegals running around in circles. It should be permanent dye so we can find them and kick their asses out!


7 posted on 04/25/2008 1:30:43 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Larebil

No, hit Pots and Pans with Wooden Spoons and yell, “Shoo”.


8 posted on 04/25/2008 1:31:10 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

This is the dumbest idea I’ve heard all month.


9 posted on 04/25/2008 1:32:14 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Choose Ye This Day

By the way, how do paintball guns measure up to semi-automatic rifles?...Our government is full of PC idiots!


10 posted on 04/25/2008 1:33:41 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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“This is wrong on so many levels.”

Exactly what I was thinking. We can no longer defend ourselves? Our LEO’s can NO LONGER defend themselves against foreign CRIMINAL invaders? People, this is way out of hand.

“Border Patrol agents may soon use paintballs to defend themselves against smugglers along the border due to an increase in violence.”

SHOOT THEM! With LEAD! This is insane.

BTW, Lars Larson has been talking about an illegal alien inmate in Oregon getting kidney dialysis from US. More info on that below. The irony is I understand the youngest son of Ramos, the border agent, is in the hospital with meningitis. Monica Ramos was first told they wouldn’t admit without insurance, then told she needed to make a $1000.00 deposit.

We’re living in an insane asylum!

Lars Larson audio: Aliens and Oregon health care
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 Lars Audio
http://www.larslarson.com/ (Click on NW Reports)

The email I got on Ramos son:

Nacho’s son has been hospitalized. He was almost NOT admitted due to the fact that Monica, a hero and American citizen does not have health insurance!! (Many Americans today are not able to afford the benefit of health coverage!) Monica was furious and asked “How do you admit the illegals (without insurance or ID!!!)? The hospital then allowed their son to be admitted, but only with a $1000 deposit! (Without Nacho’s income, this family does NOT have money!!!)

Crime May Not Pay, But....

“........ ask this illegal incarcerated here in Oregon on sex crimes, who requires $25,000 a month in kidney dialysis. The state of Oregon has graciously stepped up to pick up the tab for this, (for the duration of his very long sentence), through our statewide insurance program. It’s Oregon’s own “No illegal alien left behind” program. What a country, it just gives you goosebumps when you pay your taxes! So, just regard the prison system as the final safety net and if the stuff really hits the fan we can always rob a candy store and check in for three squares and a cot, with free medical and dental care to boot!”

http://www.urbansurvival.com/week.htm


11 posted on 04/25/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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Border Patrol agents may soon use paintballs to defend themselves against smugglers along the border due to an increase in violence.

They (illegal aliens, smugglers, etc.) are getting violent, so we'll nail 'em with paintballs? What friggin' idiot came up with this looney idea?

12 posted on 04/25/2008 1:37:25 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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Hate to be there when they figure this out, but pepper weapons typically do not work very well against cultural Hispanics. I know this from experience, not some racial stereotype. They eat spicy foods seasoned with the same agents we use to make these weapons and thus have a high tolerance for it.
13 posted on 04/25/2008 1:38:44 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Oh great!....now we’ll have a bunch of painted illegals running around in circles. It should be permanent dye so we can find them and kick their asses out!”

Now, that would make sense! I’m sure the ACLU would scream ‘Paintball profiling!’ or some such BS.


14 posted on 04/25/2008 1:41:34 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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Only the US government could come up with shit like this. They are bound and determined to get more of our border agents killed. Some of the folks at ICE, starting at the top, need to be fired.


15 posted on 04/25/2008 1:46:59 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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“Stop I say, or you’ll get hit with pepper and a smattering of garlic, onion, and tarragon...”


16 posted on 04/25/2008 1:54:15 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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And yet, it’s TOO violent for the “human rights activists”!!!

They’d probably object if our Border agents shot smugglers and illegals with Nerf projectiles.

The world has gone topsy turvy.


17 posted on 04/25/2008 1:54:59 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Obsessive Ex-Mormons: They can leave the Church, but they can't leave it alone.)
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To: Red Badger

I think that’s supposed to be a, “f” not an “r”


18 posted on 04/25/2008 1:55:50 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Obsessive Ex-Mormons: They can leave the Church, but they can't leave it alone.)
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Why not M4/203s with the 203s loaded with less-than lethal? Those beanbag rounds pack a punch.


19 posted on 04/25/2008 1:58:00 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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What a great idea, next these morons could arm our soldiers in Iraq with potato guns and sling-shots so we won’t hurt IQ.


20 posted on 04/25/2008 1:58:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a MAVERICK in the GOP , go against the wishes of our nominee John McCain!)
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