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Are our border patrol officers outgunned on the border?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070309-124712-9875r.htm "Violence along the U.S.-Mexico border is undergoing what U.S. law-enforcement authorities call "an unprecedented surge," some of it fueled by weapons and ammunition purchased or stolen in the United States. Federal, state and local law-enforcement officials from Texas to California, concerned about the impact of illegally imported weapons into Mexico, say they already are outmanned and outgunned by ruthless gangs that collect millions of dollars in profits by smuggling aliens and drugs into this country." What do you think? What should our government do about this?

Asked By: DAR - 3/9/2007
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Answered By: katsulover - 3/9/2007
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Outgunned and not supported by the Government. Pardon the Border Guards.
Answered By: Robert - 3/9/2007
 
Yes, they are out gunned AND being punished for ENFORCING OUR LAWS!!! Support AMERICA!!!!!! DEPORT ILLEGALS and POLITICIANS!!!
Answered By: illegals_r_whiners - 3/9/2007
 
Our border patrol agents need to be adequately armed and able to protect themselves.
Answered By: hellothere - 3/9/2007
 
we know what our government should do, they are not listening to us. what is eventually going to happen is we are going to have another war with Mexico because of the illegal activity that is coming across.
Answered By: loretta - 3/9/2007
 
EVERYONE READ THIS!!! Incase that you didn't know "Americans" ,the racist ones and includling the government, really didn't want i****************s especially Mexicans, they would stop them from coming to America. But the only reason that the U.S. doesn't interfere with i****************s crossing through the border of... More
Answered By: Evelyn R - 3/9/2007
 
Give the two border agents who have been imprisoned another trial WITH ALL of the evidence, and not just the cherry picked stuff that they had to convict them. Then they should give them everything that they need to protect the US from this invasion!
Answered By: hera - 3/9/2007
 
Our government should allow (REQUIRE!) border patrol agents to guard the border and give them the means to do so effectively. We really do need a border fence, as much as the idea bothers some people. I don't think it would bother them if they didn't think it would work. It would make it easier for the border patrol to... More
Answered By: DJ - 3/9/2007
 
I'm just waiting on Mexico to formally declare war so we can quit pretending that it's not what their agenda is. It is war at the border whether the government wants to see it or not. Foreigners are invading our land and killing our people. It's time to quit pretending there's nothing going on or that it's going to... More
Answered By: Crazybird - 3/9/2007
 
The border patrol is out gunned big time. Here is how we can fix this for good. The border patrol will do only the ports of entry. The security of the border will be under the military, and oh yes they may use its fire power as they see fit.
Answered By: Gary J - 3/9/2007
 
The government should surrender to Mexico and the illegals.
Answered By: Antis Suck - 3/9/2007
 
this is really a complicated issue since my father came over here illegally and later became a citizen and if he hadnt traveled i woundt have the life that i have right now so i guess that coming over here illegally is both good and bad its bad because there might terrorist that can get into this country and either... More
Answered By: elmas chingon - 3/9/2007
 
Nothing surprising in the article. The sad part is that the government has been counteractive, hamstringing the B. Patrol, and I don't trust the government to stop it. I do expect a war on the horizon.
Answered By: Lakota - 3/9/2007
 
of course there out gunned they are not allowed to shoot back. HINT: two boarder guards open fire on an armed drug smuggler and end up in prision. Our own army guard can't even shoot they actually have cards telling them what to say and if they get CAPTURED.
Answered By: Royal S - 3/9/2007
 
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