I have NEVER believed in coincidence. As the president has made it clear he will utilize his pen, outside of the authority he is vested by the U.S. Constitution, to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, ICE, and Agency under the Department of Homeland Security, has been disarming our Border Patrol Agents.
Agents have had their personal weapons, an M4 Carbine, removed, supposedly for safety concerns. Agents are now forced to share weapons between multiple agents.
The M4 is a variant of the M16 fully automatic combat rifle. The M4 is shorter, with a 16” versus 20” barrel, lighter and usually fitted with a collapsible stock. The M4 can operate in semi-auto mode, firing once for each pull of the trigger, or can be selected to fire a 3 round burst when the trigger is pulled. For this reason, the M4 is considered a fully automatic rifle.
The AR15 is a civilian variant of the military M16 and M4 rifle. Similar in every, with one very important difference. Civilian AR15s are NOT fully automatic. AR15s can only fire in semi-automatic mode.
The M16, M4 and AR15 rifles comprise the moist widely produced and sold rifles in America.
This author is intimately familiar with the M16-A1 having carried one in the Marine Corps, and the civilian AR15 having owned multiple copies.
As the most widely sold and owned rifle in America, if there were a safety concern or recall, it would be well known. The internet would be awash with warnings.
Yet, Customs officials claim the large number of M4s being taken from Border Patrol agents is because the weapons were found to be unserviceable and posed safety concerns.
“ANY AGENCY LIKE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY THAT HAS BOUGHT MILLIONS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS COULD CERTAINLY AFFORD TO REPLACE WITH NEW SERVICEABLE M4S ALL THE WEAPONS THEY ARE FOR TESTING.”
“THIS SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A RUSE TO START TO TAKE THE WEAPONS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE BORDER PATROL.”
Congressman King said that if there were legitimate concerns about the safety and serviceability of the M4s,
“I WOULD KNOW ABOUT IT BY NOW. AS FAR AS I KNOW, THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE ABOUT THE OPERABILITY OF THE M4.”
“IF THERE WERE ANY PROBLEM WITH THEM AS FAR AS SAFETY WAS CONCERNED, IT WOULD BE ALL OVER THE INTERNET. AND IT’S THE EXACT OPPOSITE; THE WEAPON IS SO RELIABLE.”
“THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS ARE SHOOTING AT THE BORDER PATROL WITH 50-CALIBER ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE. I’M CONCERNED THE BORDER PATROL DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTION GOING OUT WITH JUST M4S.”
Some have questioned past Border Patrol actions and use of force. Clearly, maintaining Border Security is a difficult and dangerous task. The Administration has put out the doormat for immigrants with questionable guidelines. In recent months Border Patrol agents have been working more as nannies and nursemaids, rather than law enforcement.
If the president issues an executive order of amnesty, or something similar, the flood of illegal immigrants, along with possible terrorists, across the southern border will be unstoppable. Representative King recognizes this. He expressed a determination to find out exactly why DHS was taking the action now. Wanting answers, King said,
“THINK OF THE MARINE CORPS IF THE TROOPS HAD TO SHARE A WEAPON. YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR WEAPON, AND YOU LIVE WITH YOUR WEAPON. YOU TEAR DOWN YOUR WEAPON, CLEAN IT AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN UNTIL YOU CAN DO IT BLINDFOLDED. SO WHAT U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IS DOING IS LIKE SAYING TO A COWBOY THAT YOU DON’T GET YOUR OWN HORSE.”
“IT WOULD BE VERY DISTURBING TO ME TO KNOW I HAD TO GO OUT AND PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE, BUT I HAD TO CHECK SOMEBODY ELSE’S WEAPON OUT OF THE GUN CABINET IN THE POOL.”
“IF YOU DISARM THE BORDER PATROL IN PREPARATION FOR ISSUING AN EXECUTIVE EDICT OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMNESTY, THAT STARTS A FLOOD OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO THE UNITED STATES, AND WE CAN’T PROTECT OUR BORDERS.”
And THAT may be exactly what President Obama and his administration want to occur.
While Hussein Obama is busily selling out the United States economically to foreign interests in China, he’s also busy doing the same thing to other foreign interests domestically.
Fox News has obtained the details of the illegal Hussein Obama amnesty decree, the bullet points of which are below:
The parents of anchor babies are allowed to stay in America
Expanded DACA deferments
Pay raises for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers
A fifty percent discount for the first 10,000 applicants
500,000 Technology jobs being given to foreigners over Americans
Promise of increased Border Security
They also are using military service as a ticket to legalization for an entire family, through an enlistment scheme.
Mitch McConnell described this action as being a “big mistake.” The arrogant emperor is known for his big mistakes so this is nothing new. It is something hideous which will create a Constitutional Crisis, for sure.
So in addition to opening our country and rewarding criminal lawbreakers with being able to remain, Obama is attempting to bribe the Border Patrol into going along with the plan through an associated pay raise. He’s offering a discount to early signups of the nature of those found on infomercials and giving half a million tech jobs to foreigners, jobs which should go to Americans, if paying us a decent wage just didn’t cost more than Obama’s cronies wanted to spend.
They insult us with a promise of Border Security, being the ones who have removed the security in the first place. They offer to return it as if that is anything more than a cynical attempt to claim a comprehensive plan.
Obama was warned that his would blow up the lame duck session. There is little chance that the damage will stop there. It’s as if he’s deliberately trying to start a civil war, knowing full well the consequences of what he is doing. More division fomented by the divider in chief.
The Obama regime is indeed America’s worst nightmare.
According to BarackObama.com, President Obama’s official website, Jon Gruber “helped write Obamacare.”
The post was written in 2012 and was about specific quotes from President Obama trying to tie Mitt Romney to ObamaCare by saying that “RomneyCare” was the model for the Affordable Care Act.
In an act to hide the connection to Barack Obama after Gruber’s quotes about the “stupidity of American voters” went viral, the article has been taken down by Organizing for Action. However, it was online as recently as August of this year, and a cached version still exists that clearly shows its original content. Pundit Press found the cached version.
Here is the quote, in which the site specifically names Jon Gruber as one of the Affordable Care Act’s authors:
Unsurprisingly, this damning evidence has been scrubbed from President Obama’s site. If you go to the site now, instead of the article, you will see this:
A New York Times article from 2012 also claims that Barack Obama’s campaign also specifically called Mr. Gruber and that, from that point forward, he was known as “Mr. Mandate.”
The attempts by Democrats to distance themselves from Gruber are wilting faster than the lies about ObamaCare.
“WE COULD BE CZARS”: The videotaped remarks of Las Cruces City Attorney Pete Donnelly have ignited a debate over the fairness of civil asset forfeiture laws. (From Institute for Justice Video)
SANTA FE, N.M. — The city attorney of Las Cruces says increasingly broad interpretations of civil forfeiture laws could be “a gold mine” for authorities across the country to seize things such as expensive cars and even people’s homes.
But his remarks during a seminar filled with local government and law enforcement officials — made with an amiable bemusement that bordered on glee — were caught on tape and have turned into a gold mine for critics who say the laws turn the justice system on its head and encourage authorities to see the personal property of private citizens as a one big money grab.
“Law enforcement officials and public officials are supposed to be about the fair and impartial administration of justice,” said Scott Bullock, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice. “But when you give people bad incentives such as what you see in civil forfeiture laws, you get what you see in these videos where people are looking for opportunities to make money rather than to pursue justice.”
“We could be czars. We could own the city. We could be in the real estate business,” Las Cruces City Attorney Pete Connelly said at one point to the seminar’s attendees who took part in the 8-hour presentation.
Connelly was one of the featured speakers, walking attendees through the process of setting up civil forfeiture ordinances in their own communities.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to seize personal property that has ties to alleged criminal activity even before any guilt is decided — or even if no charges have been filed or an any arrests made.
“In civil forfeiture, there is no need to convict or even charge a property owner with a crime for that owner to lose his car, his cash, his home or other types of property,” Bullock said in telephone interview with New Mexico Watchdog. “And that’s what makes civil forfeiture so outrageous and dangerous.”
Unlike criminal cases, where defendants have been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in civil asset forfeiture the state must meet a preponderance of the evidence standard to seize someone’s property. And since they are civil matters, Bullock said, defendants are not guaranteed the right to an attorney.
“Most of the time, people don’t have the financial wherewithal to fight back and go through the civil forfeiture process so they either give up or decide to settle,” Bullock said.
But it’s all legal.
Connelly told attendees that appeals courts and the New Mexico Supreme Court have upheld the law, adding that Las Cruces instituted a civil asset forfeiture statute in 2006 and has thus far collected $1 million from Las Cruces residents.
“It’s just as exciting as you can have it,” Connelly said. “A young guy of 22 years old is selling dope out of his daddy’s house. And he sells the dope and he gets caught. So he’s arrested and he’s put in a diversion program and everything’s happy and one bright day, his daddy gets a notice of seizure of his house. Now think about this, this is a gold mine, a gold mine, You can seize a house, not a vehicle. They seize the house and it goes on to say there’s no judiciary involved.”
Connelly goes on to say that he would retitle the Wall Street Journal article from “What’s Yours Is Theirs” to “What’s Theirs is Yours” and ruminates on authorities seizing homes after potential marijuana busts.
As for those who call civil forfeiture “evil” and “unconstitutional,” Connelly cites previous court cases upholding New Mexico’s law and tells those attending the seminar, “So you have the Court of Appeals affirmed by the (New Mexico) Supreme Court basically saying, ‘If you make money on motor vehicle seizures, it’s OK. Don’t feel bad.’ Just thought I’d mention that to you.”
Bullock said the videos have spiked hits on the Institute for Justice website, a libertarian nonprofit that has been on a crusade against what it calls “Policing For Profit.” News of the Santa Fe seminar sparked “outrage that people are expressing about city officials so cavalierly talking about both taking property and the desire that law enforcement has for certain types of property.”
Albuquerque City Attorney Dan Tourek distanced himself from Connelly’s remarks,telling KOB-TV, “I think a lot of the comments were very reckless.”
Tourek said Albuquerque’s civil forfeiture laws are not aimed at generating cash for the city. ”
We’ve never done that; our forfeiture program is a good program,” he said.
“It shows how tenuous the connection can be between the supposed criminal act and the forfeiture of property,” Bullock said. “It shows there is a real incentive on the part of government to broaden the forfeiture net.”