This Is Why The Arizona Governor Needs To Activate The Guard

Activate The Guard on a State level, NOT Federal because then you end up with all kinds of legal issues.

I know that the budget is tight but I also know that there is a way to figure out the funding without the feds help. We can shut down the border, no illegal’s, no drugs, no money flowing back south. We have the technology, the personnel, and the drive.

As you know, one of the local ranchers was murdered in Douglas (Arizona) two weeks ago. His funeral is tomorrow. I received three messages similar to the one below from different officers within the Rangers and law enforcement.

Yesterday afternoon I talked to another rancher near us who is a friend of ours and whose great grandfather started their ranch here in 1880. These are good people. He told me what really happened out at the Krentz ranch and what you won’t read in the papers. The Border Patrol is afraid of starting a small war between civilians here and the drug cartels in Mexico.

Bob Krentz was checking his water, like he does every evening, and came upon an illegal who was lying on the ground telling him he was sick. Bob called the Border Patrol and asked for a medical helicopter evac.

As he turned to go back to his ATV he was shot in the side. The round came from below and angled up so they know the shooter was on the ground. Bob’s firearm was in the ATV so he had no chance.

Wounded he called the Cochise County Sheriff (Arizona) and asked for help. Bleeding in the lungs he called his brother but the line was bad so he called his wife but again the line was bad. Several ranchers heard the radio call and drove to his location. Bob was dead by this time.

The ranchers tracked the shooter 8 miles back towards Mexico and cornered him in a brushy draw. This was all at night. The Sheriff and Border Patrol arrived and told them not to go down and engage the murderer. They went around to the back side and, if you can believe it, the assassin managed to get by a BP helicopter and a Sheriff’s posse and back to Mexico . So much for professional help when you need it.

One week before the murder, Bob and his brother Phil (who I shoot with), hauled a huge quantity of drugs off the ranch that they found in trucks. One week before that a rancher near Naco did the same thing. Two nights later gangs broke into his ranch house and beat him and his wife and told them that if they touched any drugs they found they would come back and kill them.

The ranchers here deal with cut fences and haul drug deliveries off their ranches all the time. What ranchers think is that the drug cartels beat the one rancher and shot Bob because they wanted to send a message. Bob always gave food and water to illegal’s and so they think they sent the assassin to pose as an illegal who was hungry and thirsty knowing it would catch Bob off guard.

What is going on down here is NOT being reported. You need to tell people how bad it is along the border. Texas is worse. Near El Paso it’s in a state of war. 5,000 people were killed in Ciudad Juarez last year and it’s over  2000 so far this year. Gun sales down here are through the roof and I get emails from people wanting firearms training.

Something has to be done but I don’t hold out much hope. These gangs have groups in almost every city in the US. This is serious business. The Barrio Azteca and their sub gangs are like Mexican Corporations and organized extremely well. If this doesn’t get dealt with down here, you guys will deal with it on your streets.

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2 Responses to This Is Why The Arizona Governor Needs To Activate The Guard

  1. PABLO says:

    I understand all these problems that arizona has, well not just arizona all of the united states, i understand what the gov, of arizona is trying to do but i belive there are other ways of dealing with this, i also understand what all these murders play in the role of the governors view but i believe that what she is doing is against the construction of the united states of america, i can also agree that punishment has to be done to those WHO COMMIT THOSE MURDERS AND NOT PROFILE THE WHOLE ENTIRE RACE, BECAUSE IM MEXICAN AND MY FAMILY ARE HONARBLE PEOPLE. that can also go for those mexican or illegal immigrants. i think that obama and the president of mexico should start doing there job, and for one day mexico and the U.S. to be in peace and almost become one that is going to take alot of work but they knew being president wasnt a easiy job and insted of watching shows obama, and instead of going to the world cup felipe calderon be PRESIDENTS. and fix those problems and i would like to clarrify something immigrants come to the us so they can make a change for themselves and their family well some and other are lazy wanting to be fed by the goverment please if ur an immigrant and are being lazy leave this country because u dont diserve to be in it. and also not all mexicans~immigrents are the same some work hard while others dont, but just like any american.

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