Did you know that Janet Napolitano, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued a rule prohibiting American border patrol officers from firing the first shot at illegal immigrants? They must fire a bean bag first.
It has cost one border patrol officer his life this year.
Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Oeners of America, has offered his insights into this policy. Think of this policy as “Benghazi with bean bags.”
Consider that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet — the southern border “has never been more secure than in recent years” — Napolitano imposed the rules of engagement that contributed significantly to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on December 15, 2010.
Namely, Napolitano’s “wisdom” required our warriors on the front line of our southern border war to fire a bean bag round before firing a real bullet. Evidently a real bullet might destabilize the “never been more secure” Mexican border.
On Brian Terry’s last night on this earth, his team encountered an armed cartel rip crew out to steal the cargo of rival smugglers. Terry’s first shot was his bean bag round. The next shot was from a smuggler, and Terry ended up dead.
So much for Napolitano’s kinder, gentler border enforcement rules of engagement. . . .
Whether bean bags or understaffed protection details, United States policy has emboldened murderous thugs whether they be invading across the Mexican border or assaulting the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Since the requested enhanced military protection had been denied, asking us to believe that more U.S. military personnel for protection of our embassy and consulate would have been provocative does not pass the laugh test.