No guns for Scubie (Border Patrol) WTF is up with that?

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  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    U.S. Border Patrol Replaces Guns with NLAIM Die Markers

    The U.S. Border Patrol Agency has been ordered to “give up its guns”, starting this summer. In a surprise directive issued this morning, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), parent agency of the Border Patrol, announced that up to one-half of U.S. Border Patrol Agents will be required to turn in their firearms, starting August 1, 2011. The current issue sidearm of the Border Patrol is the HK P2000 LEM in .40 SW, but Agents many also carry rifles and shotguns. Duty Weapons will be replaced by non-lethal die markers, similar to paintball guns.

    Agents to Be Disarmed in Border Areas
    Border Patrol NLAIMSpeaking at a Washington, DC press conference, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano stated that stripping the Border Patrol of lethal weapons reflects the “long-stated objective of this Adminstration to value human life over all other lesser considerations.” Napolitano stressed that the Border Patrol would not be required to give up all its firearms. The Patrol would still maintain pistols, rifles, and shotguns in “secure lock-ups” removed from the “immediate border area”.

    The goal of the policy shift, Napolitano stated, is to eliminate the risk of accidental or unintentional injury to “wayward travelers and undocumented citizens”. Napolitano denied that confiscation of Border Patrol Agents’ firearms was a response to “trigger-happy men in green”. Napolitano stated: “I have the greatest faith in our men and women in the Border force”, adding that “we are now giving those Agents viable non-lethal technologies with which they can carry out their duties”.

    Firearms Replaced by Non-Lethal Alien Immigrant Marker System (NLAIM)
    The technologies cited by Director Napolitano include the new Non-Lethal Alien Immigrant Marker (NLAIM) which will be provided to Border Patrol agents on the “front line”, i.e. those who actively patrol the southern border. The NLAIM is a pneumatic device that propels small, liquid-filled marker balls at effective ranges up to 50 feet. Once released, the liquid inside the balls leaves a highly-visible, long-lasting die mark on anything it contacts. In addition, the die marker solution is activated by body heat so it literally “glows in the dark” when viewed through night-vision optics.

    Border Patrol NLAIM

    Is NLAIM Technology Really Something New?
    Border Patrol NLAIMCritics of the NLAIM technology say it is merely an over-priced version of recreational paintball guns, many of which sell for under $200.00. NLAIMs, which will be provided in both pistol and carbine configurations, cost nearly $2700.00 each, not including transport modules. A total of 10,000 NLAIMS will be delivered to the Border Patrol under a no-bid DHS contract valued at $26.8 million dollars. Some of that cost will be offset by revenues from recycling of current Border Patrol firearms which will be decommissioned, melted down, and sold for scrap.

    Chief Border Patrol Agent Randy Sikes (Del Rio Sector) defended the switch from conventional firearms to NLAIMs. Sikes stated that: “Hey, these aren’t just run-of-the-mill paintball guns — I mean these babies are state-of-the-art. Plus you can’t buy our day/night ammo balls in any paintball store. You think glow in the dark capability comes easy? The NLAIM is a sophisticated law enforcement tool, not a toy.”

    Sikes also said that the NLAIM lets an Agent respond more effectively than ever before to a border incident. “Look, with a real gun, I mean you can either point it, or shoot it, and we don’t want the latter. The border-crossers we face know we won’t shoot them, so they just run away. At least now we can color-tag them and the choppers can chase ‘em down. We get the job done and no one gets hurt. Plus the NLAIMs are a hoot to shoot. It’s a win-win.”

    The United States Border Patrol is a federal law enforcement agency within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Currently, the U.S. Border Patrol employs over 20,200 agents, who are specifically responsible for patrolling the 6,000 miles of Mexican and Canadian international land borders. Agents are assigned primarily to the Mexico–United States border. There are 20 Border Patrol sectors, each headed by a Sector Chief Patrol Agent. Currently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has more sworn law enforcement officers than any other agency in the U.S. Federal government.
     
  2. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    WTF? I repeat, WTF? This is total BS!!!

    WTF? How in the hell are they suppose to defend themselves from damn cartel & drug runners? This is an outright blatant attempt to eliminate their ability to stop illegal immigration!

    CALL EVERYONE YOU CAN ABOUT THIS NOW!
     

  3. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    Is this an April Fools joke? I'm so spitting mad I can't even come up with words.:mad::mad::mad:
     
  4. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Paintball guns? Really?
    April fools...right??
    Sadly, you can't rule crap like this out under this administration.
     
  5. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    This is absolute BULL****!! And It does smell like an April Fools Joke!!


    Got me though!! :D
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Gotta be April Fools. Believe very little that you read or hear today.
     
  7. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    I googled it and found a link to the info, but it wouldn't open the link? This computer sucks.

    Tango! Tell me this is BS!
     
  8. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    OK, I think it's BS. I Googled it again and there are several links, and everyone is from some sort of gun site, no real news sources...Wheew. :)

    EDIT: Oh yeah, Tango you're an SOB :p
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    LOL I hope it is fake or else.

    I grabbed it from another forum.... It went just like it did here. Pissed at first then doubt then HA HA you got me Joke right?


    I thought it was real too myself.
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The truly sad thing that this story demonstrates is that we believe that it could be true in today's environment...
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That's just it. They don't want Americans defending themselves. We should all sacrifice ourselves in the name of socialism for the rest of the world. bunch of retards....:mad:
     
  12. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Sorry to let y'all down but that actually is true. We got the word yesterday and have been tied up trying to settle down and decide what to do. So far we have proposed ignoring the order or have a mass resignation with Customs and Air and marine joining in. Unfortunately this would throw the whole country into a state of emergency but f*ug it let the administration deal with it. :mad:


    Scubie
     
  13. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    This is absolutely insane. I think we seriously need to consider impeachment.:mad:
     
  14. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    :p Not falling for it again...nice try.
     
  15. Theunsb

    Theunsb New Member

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    A man with a sense of humor makes my day.:D:D:D
     
  16. cuate

    cuate New Member

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    It had better be an April Food Report

    If those "censored" so and sos in Washington came out with that, half the Border Patrol would resign...

    And the Mexican problem would expand exponentially, likely causing what the Cowboy movies called a "Vigilance Committee" to have to patrol our Southern Border. That resulting in Federal Troops coming in to overpower the Vigilantes
    and protecting the border themselves..

    Which at least 1 US Military Division shouold have been doing to begin with !:mad:
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Yup, even Odumbo isn't that stoopid, i hope.
     
  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yes he is. thats the sad part is this is highly liekly to be true.
     
  19. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Fixed it for ya...