USBP Weapons, Part 3
Please remember that a rock makes no noise
or bright flash when thrown, and thus the Agent may not know
the source or direction of the attack. A rock can be far more
lethal than a pistol and can even be considered a "Stealth
This US Border Patrol helicopter was brought
down by a rock. The Border Patrol Agent pilot was trying to save
an illegal alien drowning in the Tijuana river and this is what
he got for his effort.
What the United States Border Patrol Agents
need are rifles.
Each Agent should be allowed to carry one at
At present, while it is technically possible
for an Agent to carry a rifle, his life and safety are far less
important to some higher-ups in Washington, D.C. than good public
relations with certain voters (legal and illegal -- hey...
they all vote...) and so Border Patrol Agents are put in
Here is an image of how a Border Patrol Agent should
be armed. That is an M16 rifle with 30 round magazine at the center
of the image.
is only one "book / training manual" at this moment
that really discusses how bad the US / Mexican border really is.
That book is "Lines and Shadows", by Joseph Wambaugh.
You can buy the book directly from Amazon.com by clicking on the