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Stop looking at it from a Democrat/Republican problem that is how we are divided, my point to that was the Bush rhetoric about illegal immigration and nothing was resolved.
I actually agree with closed borders and the deportation of each and every illegal (otherwise why call it illegal alien?). But do not restrict me or my ability to move through the country I was born in, EVER!
This is a sore spot with me as a week before my birthday I flew to California (Unfortunately) was there through my birthday and was not allowed to fly back (after a (&%#ing 4 hour delay by TSA UNDER THE BUSH ADMIN…) because my license had expired.
Look at the bigger picture this is a two party problem…
Okay, on to the article posted on this site. As it is written, it is more of a rant rather than an official report to the members. Also it seems(my opinion) that this "rule" does not apply to the armed members of the Border Patrol, as they would be trained in combat situations. Also you have to understand that this is a financial situation as well. If a Union member is injured or killed in an engagement it brings in the financial and legal ramifications of the action. Therefore it leads me to believe this is nothing but the writers disgust in the "do not engage an enemy" training when they joined up to protect our boarders. Don't get me wrong, this is a valiant sentiment but safety always comes first.
This is not an official Border Patrol web site.
The contents are provided solely for our Union members.
With this what I said about it not being meant for the armed Border Patrol is verified. It is specifically centered around "work place" situations. In these situations ie offices most employees, if not all, are not armed. Thus the statement to "throw something" if there is no other choice then contact authorities.
The FEMA-administered computer course, entitled “IS-907- Active Shooter: What You Can Do,” is a 45-minute tutorial that provides guidance to all employees on how to recognize indicators of possible workplace violence and what to do should their office be invaded by gunmen and focuses around three main options; either evacuate, hide out, or in dire circumstances, take action.