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Fissssh
04-01-2011, 9:46 AM
Seriously? What is she thinking? Turn in your guns for paint ball guns at the border? More warm and fuzzies from the democrats.

Read: http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2011/04/border-patrol-replaces-guns-with-nlaim-die-markers/

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
Speaking 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.



Is NLAIM Technology Really Something New?


Critics 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 Randall 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.

stitchnicklas
04-01-2011, 9:48 AM
W-T-F ?


sorry but i found zero reference to this anywhere on dhs/cbp sites.....

Bobula
04-01-2011, 9:49 AM
april fools!!!

CalBear
04-01-2011, 9:49 AM
The federal government disarming its agents? Hah, right. I'm sure within a few years, every IRS and DMV worker will be armed to the gills.

Window_Seat
04-01-2011, 9:56 AM
Nice one! Had me "[April] FOOLED"... :D

Only problem I have with this is that it COULD REALLY HAPPEN with the current DHS makeup.

Erik.

stitchnicklas
04-01-2011, 9:58 AM
only reference i have found yet is janet's proposal for a i.d. rapid dispenser that would give auto status credentials....

nick
04-01-2011, 10:10 AM
The federal government disarming its agents? Hah, right. I'm sure within a few years, every IRS and DMV worker will be armed to the gills.

IRS already has its enforcement arm (which is armed quite well), and many revenue agents already carry. I'm sure may DMV folks already carry "gats", too :p

yellowfin
04-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Every day is a fool's day with the current administration. Even when they're serious it's a joke.

ubet
04-01-2011, 11:59 AM
Every day is a fool's day with the current administration. Even when they're serious it's a joke.

Yellowfin for the win!!

Fissssh
04-01-2011, 12:20 PM
http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/1721/nlaim04.jpg

keneva
04-01-2011, 12:24 PM
WOW, got me too. lol. BUT, these people are that stupid. It could have been real. I'm still laughing at myself.

Alaric
04-01-2011, 12:43 PM
The truth is stranger than fiction. Not paint pellet guns, bean bag guns.

Agent Brian Terry, the BP agent who was shot and killed by smugglers last December, was reportedly armed with a bean bag shooting shotgun.

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-in-san-francisco/rubber-bullets-for-agent-terry
http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2011/03/04/murdered-agent-brian-terry-armed-with-bean-bag-gun-up-against-illegals-with-ak-47s/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/04/eveningnews/main20039492.shtml

Not a very appropriate April Fools joke, given that the policies of DHS are already resulting in the needless death of BP agents.

curtisfong
04-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Agent Brian Terry, the BP agent who was shot and killed by smugglers last December, was reportedly armed with a bean bag shooting shotgun.


Tragedy yes, but missing the bigger picture:

If that is all *I* can legally carry, that is what *all* citizens should be allowed to legally carry, LEO, BP or otherwise.

Sniper3142
04-01-2011, 12:51 PM
http://www.fullspeedfishing.com/gallery/data/1721/nlaim04.jpg

Now that looks like a tool that will save a LOT of lives. ;)

Alaric
04-01-2011, 12:54 PM
Tragedy yes, but missing the bigger picture:

If that is all *I* can legally carry, that is what *all* citizens should be allowed to legally carry, LEO, BP or otherwise.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

And... how often exactly do you go out and confront armed felons and try to arrest them? Tell ya what, you go out and arrest an armed gang that's willing to shoot you, armed with "less than lethal" weapons and then we'll talk. Until then you're just playing a political game with the lives of good LEO's.

sao
04-01-2011, 1:02 PM
I believed it. :/

cvc04
04-01-2011, 1:08 PM
Good one!

cmichini
04-01-2011, 1:28 PM
Nice one! Had me "[April] FOOLED"... :D

Only problem I have with this is that it COULD REALLY HAPPEN with the current DHS makeup.

Erik.

I started to read it and it sounded April fool-y.

However, I never assume because she's just close enough to a mongoloid retard in intelligence level to come up with something like this.

Instead of marker guns (you could put yer eye out with that) I think she'd lean more towards the little flag that pops out that says 'Bang!' or a gun carved from soap.

Andy Taylor
04-01-2011, 3:24 PM
Saddly this isn't all that unlikely, given the current administration.

Soades
04-01-2011, 3:28 PM
Quote from Aliens:
Gorman: Apone! Look... we can't have any firing in there. I, uh... I want you to collect magazines from everybody.
Hudson: Is he *** crazy?
Frost: What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?

lgm118icbm
04-01-2011, 3:33 PM
Saddly this isn't all that unlikely, given the current administration.

The 2a forum is a dangerous place to hang out on April fools day....I could totally see Napolitano doing this!

The retardation is running rampant!

Apocalypsenerd
04-01-2011, 4:14 PM
After "Gunrunner" and "Fast and Furious"...

...I thought this was real.

MasterYong
04-01-2011, 4:23 PM
LOL did anyone actually believe this garbage past the headline? The headline alone is a dead giveaway.

Now, I'm off to check my gmail using motion control...

stix213
04-01-2011, 4:56 PM
I certainly hope this is a spoonful of

http://www.americansweets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/statesidecandy/images/a1-steak-sauce-as-used-by-nigella-lawson-283g-bottle-314-p.jpg

curtisfong
04-01-2011, 5:13 PM
Two wrongs don't make a right.

Until then you're just playing a political game with the lives of good LEO's.

Exactly my point. If you want civilian LEO to have arms because they need them for defense, you had better let ALL of your civilians have arms because they need them for defense.

Period. This should be non-negotiable. If you are willing to disarm civilians, you had be better damn willing to disarm LEO as well.

kermitz
04-01-2011, 5:17 PM
April Fools...

voiceofreason
04-01-2011, 5:23 PM
All well and good until the illegal immigrants/coyotes/cartel drug runners start shooting back at our BP agents with REAL GUNS.

Veggie
04-01-2011, 10:22 PM
LOL. Whats next? Cops to carry clubs only?