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[South Texas]Border Patrol finds rocket launcher, grenade launcher, explosives near Rio Grande
The Monitor ^ | September 14, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz

Posted on 09/14/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

FRONTON — U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande.

Agents patrolling the river near Fronton spotted a black bag in the brush. Inside, agents found the guns, rocket launcher, grenade launcher and explosives, along with a lower receiver for an assault rifle and 20 ammunition magazines.

The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; fronton; grenades

1 posted on 09/14/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Probably an Obama Fast and Furious stash.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 4:42:29 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sounds like somebody plans to go to war.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 4:42:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Turned them over to the ATF? You’ll never see or hear from them again if the Admin has anything to say about it. Are we ever going to learn?


4 posted on 09/14/2011 4:43:39 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SwinneySwitch

The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to be repatriated.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 4:45:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why did they even turn in to ATF...should’ve turned it over to the Recon Texas Ranger Teams on the border. They would have actually placed it in safe keeping. Texas Rangers can be trusted.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 4:45:33 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Wish I had found that, I could use some more magazines.


7 posted on 09/14/2011 4:45:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

These kinds of conventional weapons are what worry me more than anything else. Given the prevalence of IEDs overseas, how long can it be until they make their way here?


8 posted on 09/14/2011 4:45:58 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: SwinneySwitch

They’re finding stuff all over,, had a couple arrests in the bay area,, rocket launcher, no rockets, and a major explosives cache of an enthusiast..

seems like cops are almost running into folks like this these days.. youts and pot bellied ‘neopatriots’ with munitions

hate to see what some folks have buried in their back yards. ;-)


10 posted on 09/14/2011 4:51:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RC2

“Are we ever going to learn?”

Probably not.


11 posted on 09/14/2011 4:52:15 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

This is not surprising. Our southern border is like a piece of Swiss cheese.

When, not if, the jihadists attack, it will be found that they and their weapons of destruction came across the southern border.

What other method would they use?


12 posted on 09/14/2011 4:52:49 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Interesting timing, the Texas FReeper memorial shoot is around the corner. Maybe someone dropped some party favors?


13 posted on 09/14/2011 4:54:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SwinneySwitch

Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.


14 posted on 09/14/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT by 11Bush
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The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

Are we gonna trust THEM not to return them to the drug cartel? Putting the fox in charge of the chicken house again. Better to turn them over to the Texas Rangers.

15 posted on 09/14/2011 4:57:21 PM PDT by Texan
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To: Winstons Julia
six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives

That Gun show loop hole!!! We gotta close it! Think of children!

16 posted on 09/14/2011 4:58:37 PM PDT by NativeSon
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“The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation”

Update 23:55 zulu

All of the weapons were processed and are once again back in the possession of their rightful owners... the zeta cartel.

LLS

17 posted on 09/14/2011 4:59:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

If you intended to ping all those folks, I think you missed.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 5:01:44 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: tet68
The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation distribution to the appropriate drug cartel. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
19 posted on 09/14/2011 5:01:59 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: SwinneySwitch; RC2; tet68; shield

Great minds...... and all that.


20 posted on 09/14/2011 5:02:03 PM PDT by Texan
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To: SwinneySwitch
That's a pretty big black bag.

But if I was going to hide something so important ... wouldn't I think to use a more camoflageing color than black?

21 posted on 09/14/2011 5:07:36 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Need Bagdad Babs in military garb posted with all stories like this.


22 posted on 09/14/2011 5:31:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Given the ATFs record I suspect they will just turn the guns over to another gunrunner.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 5:34:56 PM PDT by mcshot (The union label was once considered desirable but will now be avoided.)
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“Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation”

why does this scenario seem to provoke ROLMAO....like the Keystone Kops...


24 posted on 09/14/2011 5:38:31 PM PDT by mo
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To: SwinneySwitch

Walk away border patrol...the ATF is watching to see who uses it before they move in.


25 posted on 09/14/2011 5:40:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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26 posted on 09/14/2011 5:41:56 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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