A militia group in Texas is asking its members to guard private property on the Mexican border to keep out the people trying to enter the country. But don’t worry. They say they’re just there to preserve the peace, not to commit violence or anything:
A spokeswoman for the militia group told the Brownsville Herald that members would not engage in violence, and the group’s leader – who calls himself Commander Chris “Threepercenter” Davis – has cautioned against violent actions or racist comments.
“This is not a ‘go-in-guns-blazing’ kind of thing,” said spokeswoman Denice Freeman. “This will be handled with the utmost professionalism and security and safety for everyone involved.”
Uh huh. That’s what they say publicly. Here’s what they say to one another:
But a 21-minute video that was apparently posted June 14 by Davis encourages militia members to threaten suspected illegal immigrants to secure the border.
“You see an illegal,” Davis says in the video. “You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.’”
He also urged militia members to “start the next 1776 right there on the border” if they were confronted by law enforcement authorities.
I’m sure this will end well. Maybe some of the zealots from the Bundy ranch can head for Texas instead.