If you are pulled over by the cops here in Texas...and they search you and/or your vehicle for guns or knives....and you don't have any. They give you one of each. That's by order of the Governor of the Great State of Insanity, Rick Perry...
Texas is one of the most "right to bear arms...and use them" states in the nation.
If the State Troopers can't shoot from helicopters...so what? They'll compensate...not sure how, but you can bet on it. Perry will make sure of that.
However, are you suggesting that the Texas troopers have no intel about who's in the pick-up truck they're shooting at? Don't you think they've followed them, perhaps using drones on the border, watched them cross and when they truck refused to stop for authorities they opened fire on them? And you're right, the military does have intel, usually that one or two prime targets are on the move, and they attempt to take them out, often killing many if not dozens of other innocents who just happen to be in the facinity of the bomb. Not much due process there.
They were shooting at people.
One of you will end up here next!