Armed Wingnuts to Guard Border. This Will End Well.


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.

Comments

  1. D. C. Sessions says

    I can just imagine an Hispanic reporter, backed by a hidden camera, showing up south of one of these Yahoos. Not the safest assignment, but a great story.

  2. Trebuchet says

    Isn’t there an outfit calling themselves “minutemen” that’s supposedly been doing this for several years?

  3. says

    “This is not a ‘go-in-guns-blazing’ kind of thing,”

    “…This is a ‘sitting in a folding chair, drinking, and taking shots at shadows that may or may not be Mexican kind of thing.”

     

    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.

    “So I says, ‘You secure this border, or else!’ and he just stares at me like he don’t know English.”

     

    He also urged militia members to “start the next 1776 right there on the border” if they were confronted by law enforcement authorities.

    Yup. I remember back when King England sent his eye-legals over the border to collect tea that was in the harbor, and they shot at protesting ‘Merkans.

  4. Dexeron says

    In Grand Theft Auto V, there are random encounters sometimes if you’re driving through the deserts and hills of the game’s Southern California analogue, where a group of trigger-happy rednecks will drive up, demanding to see your “pass-o-porto,” and who will freak out and open fire on you regardless of what you do.

    This game is supposed to be a SATIRE of our society, not a freaking documentary.

  5. says

    I think a couple of engagements with drug cartels will show them that they’re not up for playing the B Team, much less taking on the U.S. military. Which from all accounts is a pretty good military with lots of toys that go “boom.”

  6. alanb says

    He also urged militia members to “start the next 1776 right there on the border” if they were confronted by law enforcement authorities.

    The Broadway version of the movie version?

  7. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Armed Wingnuts to Guard Border. This Will End Well.

    No.

    No. It really won’t.

    @ Colnago :Try to remember these human beings we’re talking about here.

    Dumb ones sure but they too bleed and suffer and cry and laugh and love. Trash, no. People.

  8. badgersdaughter says

    Colnago, perhaps instead of spitting on the atheists and other people of reason still left in Texas (Houston, for example, last I heard had the largest atheist organization in the US), you would rather support them in their uphill battle.

  9. Menyambal says

    This bunch is NOT a militia—they are not legal. They certainly aren’t well-regulated.

    That 1776 line sounds like incitement to insurrection. Congress should send in a state militia to suppress it.

  10. Alverant says

    It would be ironic if the owners of that private property told the RWNJs to get off their property or else.

  11. blf says

    It would be ironic if the owners of that private property told the RWNJs to get off their property or else.

    That’s not impossible. Besides very possibly not being too keen on having gun-toting nutters on their property (no telling who the nutters will threaten / shoot), and possibly also considering the nutters trespassers, some of them are not-unreasonable. For instance, some co-operate with the various charities which set-up safe water supplies (safe meaning the Border Patrol has agreed to not use the water supplies as bait to catch immigrants), allowing use of their land, access to the water supplies to keep them filled & fresh, and signs pointing-to the supplies. Admittedly, there is perhaps more than simple humanitarian concerns, since the alternative of having dead, dying, or seriously ill people on your property is presumably a hassle, but it does nonetheless suggest some of private landowners may not be amused at all.

  12. D. C. Sessions says

    Which from all accounts is a pretty good military with lots of toys that go “boom.”

    And quite a few that get the job done without all the unseemly noise.

  13. Ben P says

    In Grand Theft Auto V, there are random encounters sometimes if you’re driving through the deserts and hills of the game’s Southern California analogue, where a group of trigger-happy rednecks will drive up, demanding to see your “pass-o-porto,” and who will freak out and open fire on you regardless of what you do.

    Not that I played too much GTA V or anything, but it’s even better than that.

    It’s a redneck and his sidekick who is clearly Russian or Eastern European and barely speaks english, but they go by Joe and Joesef.

  14. leftwingfox says

    Treubuchet: Yep! Great preview of what to expect.

    Former Minuteman Shawna Forde and accomplices murdered Raul Flores and his 8-year old daughter Brisenia, believign they were drug smugglers, and looking to steal cash and drugs to continue to found her border patrol splinter group. Convicted and sentenced to death.

    JT Ready, white supremacist and Border Vigilante, murdered his girlfriend, her three children (including a 15-month old toddler) and then in the only decent act of his life, killed himself too.

    Co-founder of the Minutemen, Chris Simcox, was convicted in 2013 of child molestation.

  15. leftwingfox says

    Sorry, my bad: Simox was _arrested_ in 2013 of multiple counts of child molestation and rape against 3 girls under the age of 10, including his own daughter. He has not yet been convicted.

  16. Crimson Clupeidae says

    modus:

    “…This is a ‘sitting in a folding chair, drinking, and taking shots at shadows that may or may not be Mexican kind of thing.”

    Well, are the shadows darker than the good white folk? Well, are they?!?

  17. says

    Given their “1776” comments the fact that at least some of the Border Patrol officers are Hispanic Americans makes me suspect the chances of violence are even higher than we might think. I can just imagine these dumbasses deciding that the Border Patrol officers are fakes because they aren’t lilly white men named Smith, and opening up on them to stop the “invaders.”

  18. busterggi says

    After sunset and a few six-packs everyone looks dark – their incompetence may save a few lives though as they’ll probably miss one another. Not everyone is as good a shot as Dick Cheney.

  19. eric says

    @8 – doubt it. I can’t see the cartels wanting to attract that level of attention. They sneak people and product across the border, that’s one thing. They murder a bunch of hicks getting regular media attention, that’s quite another. My guess is they’ll watch the TV to see where these guys specifically are, then just go around ‘em.

  20. D. C. Sessions says

    eric@22:

    Still, those jokers are at least an annoyance. Might be worth encouraging a little friendly fire after planting some contraband on their vehicles.

  21. Georgia Sam says

    What’s the over/under on the number of days before one of these wingnuts kills somebody?

  22. jonathangray says

    Abdul Alhazred:

    Is there any law enforcement in that vicinity?

    Presumably not, or there would be no need for the patriot groups to be there. Perhaps ‘law enforcement’ too busy persecuting Bundy to do its job of protecting your country’s borders.

  23. says

    jonathangray “Presumably not, or there would be no need for the patriot groups to be there. Perhaps ‘law enforcement’ too busy persecuting Bundy to do its job of protecting your country’s borders.”
    You forgot that they’re also busy jailing ministers for so-called “hate speech” from the pulpit, and bakers for refusing to decorate HomoCakes for so-called “Gay” so-called “Weddings”.

  24. jonathangray says

    Exactly, Modusoperandi. It’s the same over here. Two “British schoolgirls” unaccountably decide to leave their native country to take up arms with some bloodthirsty fanatics in Syria — and the British police solemnly declare they are doing all they can “to secure their welfare”.

  25. says

    Some of these folks already were at Bundy’s ranch.

    All these people squawking about how lax the Border Patrol is and how Obama has the borders “wide open” just puzzle me. How do they think those moms and kids *got* on those buses in the first place? Just sort of magically? If anything, the Birder Patrol is suffering from being too successful–they’ve caught so many illegals coming over the border that they are scrambling for places to put them while processing them.

    Gun nuts at the border won’t help that problem.

    And I can tell you that legal Hispanics who work for certain government agriculture agencies are *very* carefully paired up with obvious Anglos when they go in the field in areas near the border in AZ and NM for their safety.

  26. says

    It appears that little Johnnyfuckface can’t make up his mind whether his religiosity or racism is the more important on his hate filled agenda.

    Poor Johnny, if being a dick was a good career he’d be king of the world. As it is, he’s worth about as much as used toilet tissue.

    Fuck off, troll.

  27. dingojack says

    Still here Jon-Jon? Here’s a lighter and a couple of stick of dynamite, now go out and play.
    @@
    Dingo

  28. sabrekgb says

    Hmm, tried to find their website or some sort of official source and it’s difficult. I really wonder if they’re just sort of inserting themselves places, or if they’re getting permission from the land owners first before “defending”.

    I just imagine some sort of door-to-door militia salesman. “Hey, is the man of the house in? Why, Sir, do i have a deal for you! Free militia services (just pay shipping and handling).”

    Regardless of what the over/under is, let’s hope no one is harmed.

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