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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Yea, exaclty.
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    It could have been carrying children on the way to school and that's why you don't fire at vehicles from a helicopter if you don't know what's in them. You ever tried to shoot a gun from a moving vehicle? Now picture that vehicle is 500 feet in the air and vibrating like you wouldn't believe. Pinpoint accurate, right?

    They were shooting at people.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

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    Well, it's not happening to us and it wouldn't happen to them if they would stop trying to break into this country. Btw, do you know what happens when you try to border jump Mexico? That's right, they shoot at your ass.
    Mexico has the right idea, IMO. Ah, but we are more loving and caring, aren't we? :

    Are we the only country in the world that encourages ILLEGAL immigration?

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Somebody has to work at McDonalds.
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    Mexico has the right idea, IMO. Ah, but we are more loving and caring, aren't we? :

    Are we the only country in the world that encourages ILLEGAL immigration?
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It could have been carrying children on the way to school and that's why you don't fire at vehicles from a helicopter if you don't know what's in them. You ever tried to shoot a gun from a moving vehicle? Now picture that vehicle is 500 feet in the air and vibrating like you wouldn't believe. Pinpoint accurate, right?

    They were shooting at people.
    No, it couldn't have. You seem to think this took place in a population center, in the middle of town or something.

    Face it, the truck was fleeing border patrol and a helo out in the boonies. Let's at least try to stay close to reality when you manufacture strawmen.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    So I suppose you're not allowed to use bait either, right?


    On a more serious note, I note that the ban is only about not shooting from a helicopter, but makes no mention of shooting from the ground. If people are thinking this is a win for "due process", it isn't.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    So I suppose you're not allowed to use bait either, right?


    On a more serious note, I note that the ban is only about not shooting from a helicopter, but makes no mention of shooting from the ground. If people are thinking this is a win for "due process", it isn't.
    Exactly, and it's good general policy not to shoot from a moving platform at distance. However, at the same time I can see where there might be situations, like this one, where it's useful to do so. You've got a truck full of god knows what fleeing border patrol (and maybe losing them), and you're in the middle of nowhere, these are not just criminals, but foreign criminals. Light em up before they get to a populated area.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, that is the most ridiculous non sequitor in history.

    So yeah, shooting people from a helicopter is bad. That is one of those common sense things.
    Depends on who they're shooting. A mass murder, who just gunned down several innocent people getting shot by a trooper in a helicopter would be good.

    A mistake like this could have happened on the ground just as easily.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Somebody has to work at McDonalds.
    LOL! You may have hit on the answer. Open more McDonalds in countries people are fleeing from...

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Btw, in all this we should note there is no "ban", just a county's policy change for their law enforcement.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

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    I am opposed to using drone strikes to kill people entering the county illegally. Drone strikes for other purposes are irrelevant to the topic since they are used for, you know, different purposes. Hint: this isn't about Obama. Not every topic is. Bringing in irrelevancies is diverting, not discussing the, you know, topic.
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