Skip to comments.Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande
Posted on 07/19/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
EXCLUSIVE: RINCON PENINSULA, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com.
The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.
Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.
"We don't have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them," said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.
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But, but, but, hairy reid-iculous said the border was suckure. How could this be? Are we idiots? Uh, yup. (Generally speaking. Plenty of smart folks on FR!)
Democrats in Congress should be yelling and screaming. A 50 cal? Now, that’s an assault weapon!! Where’s Fineshit, Pelosi, Schumer, Mayor Doomurg, etc.??
We are at freaking war...and all our first line of defense...the BP...are allowed to do is change diapers and fire rubber bullets...that is, if they even have those rubber bullets, anymore. Sheeesh.
The Hispanic criminals own our border now. THEY get to decide who comes and goes.
Fast & Furious Part Deux.
I doubt the BP agents agree with Louie’s statement that the reason they sought cover was that their body armor wasn’t rated for .50 caliber.
Concrete walls aren’t rated for fifty caliber. “Oh, it’s only .308. Or 7.62, I’m not sure. Hmmm, we can defend ourselves, and maybe go to prison.”
“Hey Sammy,now you show me your wallet photos of your family, and we’ll just stand here in this non-.50 cal withering sniper fire.”
” high-caliber weaponry” ????
The media is inventing yet another class of evil gunz.
Rick Perry said that he would make a decision on what to do with the Texas border if the Feds didn’t act. We are waiting Gov. Perry, maybe you should call your friend Gov. Palin and see what she would, after she has balls.
Now the Cartels are shooting at our border guards and all they do is run away? We are doomed
Perry is an ars. Like King Obama, he is really worthless, all talk but nothing. Palin would have attacked that border with some real weapons. Mexico is worthless.
I read here yesterday that the Boarder Patrol has been withdrawn back from the boarder by 50 miles.....
The government has been asleep for decades, and shows no sign of waking up any time soon.
Probably part of the Fast & Furious cache we gave them. If they send one of their choppers over into our terrority firing again at us I think it needs to taste the sting of an F-92 Stinger missile....
Back in 2006 two US Border Patrol agents were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the a**.
Now they’re being shot at by a caliber of weapon used to shoot down aircraft.
No support from DC. Hamstrung with ludicrous ROE as well as possible prison time for shooting back.
Not allowed to do their jobs. Can’t defend themselves. What should they do?
I was expecting a gold plated Kimber. They meant large caliber.
Where ya at Rick Perry??????????????????????
That's not exactly true- they were tried and convicted because they falsified evidence.