Skip to comments.Armed militia organizing in Cochise County
Posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:20 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Bill Davis is calm and methodical as he describes his group's goals.
You could say he has a deadly earnestness.
"If we think they're carrying drugs, weapons, contraband, we'll get out in front of 'em and stop 'em," says Davis. "They won't get past us. You can write into that what you want, short of shooting them."
Davis is recruiting combat veterans, with kill records, to camp out and patrol along the border, and he isn't afraid to let the world know.
"I want the word to get out, and I'm sure it is, that the routine isn't going to be tolerated anymore," he adds.
Why kill records? Davis says he wants professionals-- "no wannabes, no Rambos."
"If it comes to when shots are fired in the general direction of these guys, they have my authorization to return fire, if they're in defense of their life or their buddy next to them, return fire, stop it as fast as it starts, and they're capable of it.
And as fast as it starts, believe me, they'll stop it," promises Davis.
"It's very dangerous, and it's very risky," says Tony Estrada, Sheriff of neighboring Santa Cruz County. "They don't know exactly what these cartels reaction is going to be if they get in the way."
Estrada worries members of the militia could get caught in a crossfire between law enforcement and traffickers. He also says smugglers could view militia as 'rip-off artists'.
"These individuals that are moving people or drugs through these remote areas of the border will stop at nothing," adds Estrada.
In any event, Davis says he has received 8,000 applications for the armed patrols from all over the US and Canada and could have several dozen militia members ready to act within a few hours notice.
"What we do is we act as a glorified neighborhood watch, and we're a deterrent," he says.
Not thirty minutes ago upon hearing the news of the Arizona law passing I next hear the President of the United States is mulling a court challenge. I unfortunately lost control of my tongue. I was driving at the time, and did not lose control of my vehicle.
Ping! (Again...new article.
It’s totally the other way around.
The amount of restraint shown by Americans n the face of the borders being overrun is mind-boggling!
For the most part, Americans living on border areas have shut up, turned their heads and looked in another direction, and let the government make the decisions and set the policies.
If that approach fails, and the people take the initiative, all bets are off. Heck, the last time we had a little disagreement with Mexico it only took our guys like five days until they had captured Mexico City!
Way to go, militias. It is the people’s army.