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Monday, June 25, 2012

Feds Trying to Emasculate Border Patrol

The Obama administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, has been apparently running a non-public "in-your-face" campaign in addition to the myriads of public ones intended to install a fascist-socialist dictatorship under the leadership of The One.
This from the Border Patrol union web site www.Local2544.org:

"Border Patrol Agents Taught to "Run Away" and "Hide" when Encountering a Shooter

06-20-12 In another nauseating series of "Virtual Learning Center" brainwashing courses that Border Patrol agents are forced to sit behind a computer for hours and endure, we are now taught in an "Active Shooter" course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to "run away" and "hide". If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become "aggressive" and "throw things" at him or her. We are then advised to "call law enforcement" and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered). Shooting incidents cited in the course are Columbine, the Giffords shooting and the Virginia Tech shooting.

These types of mandatory brainwashing courses and the idiocy that accompanies them are simply stunning when they are force-fed to law enforcement officers. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that any three of the above shootings would have been stopped cold by an off-duty law enforcement officer or a law abiding citizen with a gun. The Fort Hood shooting would have been stopped cold by someone with a gun as well. The shooters in these situations depend on unarmed and scared victims. It gives them the power they seek. We could go on and on with examples of shootings that could have been stopped by someone with a firearm. One of the videos in this course actually shows a terrified female hiding behind a desk as an example of how to "hide" from some deranged shooter. Multiple quizzes throughout the course and a final test ensure repeatedly that we know that we only have three options when encountering some murderous thug in a public place. 1. Run away; 2. Hide; and 3. Only put up a fight as a last resort by acting aggressively and throwing things at the shooter. Not one mention anywhere of "if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out". Calling 911 in these instances is obvious, but we all know that waiting on the arrival of uniformed law enforcement will ensure more people are killed, injured, or taken hostage. Telling law enforcement officers that in all instances they are to run away and hide from some thug while innocent victims are butchered is simply inexcusable and pathetic.

It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm. This, in addition to the scrutiny and second-guessing that will come from local authorities and the inevitable possibility of lawsuits and criminal conviction.
Welcome to the New Patrol."
UPDATE:  7/1/2012 - This story has finally been picked up by a major media outlet, FoxNews (who else?).  h/t to Gateway Pundit for moving it forward.


  1. Bill Jordan is probably turning over in his grave!

  2. HE is a character I would have loved to have known!!! Thanks for the comment.

  3. In 1939 worked on ranch border on Rio Grande, Terrell County, TX. Saw and talked to Border Patrol Officer one or twice a month. They were on horse back, carried M1917 single action pistol and a lever action rifle in scabard on horse. The shot "runners after commanding halt three time and one shot in air. The wounded ones I saw were hit in legs.
    Officer came to ranch house, neared phone, to call for evacuation help from Sanderson, TX.
    We had few crossers. From my observation the runners were few, those that did didn't again.
    Why did the rules change ? worked very well.

  4. That makes sense to me, but I guess the bleeding hearts who have no identification with the reality of these situations just can't deal with the thought of bleeding legs. No room for that in the world of rainbows and unicorns I guess. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. And this is why I served in the Military from 1948 to 1979 ? God help this country. CWO4 USN Retired.

  6. It is outrageous, but I wouldn't define your service by the current boneheads in this administration. Your 31 years had their own wars and crises, and you were part of a group that were there to step up as needed. That deserves our sincere thanks, USN Ret.

    Now we're in a crisis not of your or my making - a constitutional crisis, I believe. While fighting this guy (Obama), at the same time I hope he's smearing his image so badly that there's no chance for him and his cronies in November.

    Another challenge - let's do this! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Amen and thanks to all our Military still serving and all those who have served!! Let's bring America back to one nation, under God, for Liberty and Justice for ALL!

    2. Phil an AMERICANJuly 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM

      AMEN to that. I salute all of you that have served and those of you still serving. My son will be joining you soon in the Marines. He's 18 years old and the most patriotic kid I know. Its time to get back to our roots as a nation. As stated above,"One Nation Under God"......

    3. God bless you and your son, Phil, and may God keep him safe. Tell him thanks for me!

  7. Is this training intended for unarmed Border Patrol Employees? In that context it may make some sense, but if they are telling armed agents to react to an active shooter situation in this manner, there is definitely something wrong.... Anybody in law enforcement knows that an active shooter must be dealt with aggressively and immediately, or more people will be injured or killed...

  8. That's a good question but from a reading of the article at local2544.org it did not seem that way to me. The article is presented in full, as it is posted on that site.

    From some of the comments on the topic on other sites, particularly gun-owner sites, it appears that other LE professionals have seen similar training materials.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. See newer posts for Brian Terry Foundation.--velcro


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