‘You See an Illegal, You Point Your Gun Dead at Him’: Armed Vigilante Group Begins ‘Patrol’ to ‘Secure Border’
Conservative anti-immigrant militias armed with huge amounts of weapons are beginning to “patrol” the US-Mexico border because they feel the government is unable.
One such group, Operations Secure Our Border, is led by Chris Davis, a former Army private who was discharged in 2001 “under other than honorable conditions in lieu of a trial by court martial.”
The 37-year-old truck driver was a big supporter of Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy and has now set up his own militia in Texas.
“We have patriots all across this country who are willing to sacrifice their time, money, even quit their jobs to come down and fight for freedom, liberty, and national sovereignty,” Davis told the San Antonio Express-News.
Of course, having armed vigilantes “policing” the border comes with a lot of concerns. The US Customs and Border Control says they do not “endorse or support any private group or organization taking matters into their own hands as it could have disastrous personal and public safety consequences.”
They have reason to be concerned.
In one video released by Davis, he says, “You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.”
Of course, Davis says that quote was “taken out of context.”
“If we come across a family that may have made it across the border, we will give them water and food and make contact with ICE or Border Patrol and tell them we have these people here,” he said.
Davis adds, “Everybody realizes something has to be done and we are here to look out for our fellow man while ensuring our national sovereignty.”