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    You know what that means !

    TIME TO BAN THE ARMOR, RIGHT ?

    Of course not

    http://www.military.com/news/article...0810&wh=wh
    Mexico's Gulf Cartel may have 40 bulletproof vests emblazoned with "FBI" and "DEA" to trick their drug-trafficking rivals, according to a new law enforcement advisory.

    Baseball caps and T-shirts with the agencies' names long have been a fad among everyday citizens, but ballistic armor raises the stakes and concerns, officials said.

    "It is believed the Gulf Cartel intended to use the vests as a distraction while they were conducting enforcement activities against their victims," reads a message prepared by an FBI intelligence coordinator.

    The advisory, which was distributed Monday, comes as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to travel the border and visit Mexico this week to discuss taking on drug cartels.

    The Gulf Cartel is based in Northern Mexico and its reputed former leader, Osiel Cardenas, is jailed in the United States, awaiting trial later this year in Houston.

    The advisory was sent to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for "situational awareness," according to the document. Federal officials could not immediately comment on the credibilty of the source of the information.

    Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Mike Sanders said that during his nearly 20-year career, he's only heard of a handful of times when criminals imitated agents, but never by wearing vests.

    "It is a big concern," he said.

    "We know the traffickers wear ballistic vests, there is no doubt about it," he said. "But with them saying FBI or DEA on it; we don't know what they are going to use them for.

    "We don't know if they are using them in home invasions on this side (of the border) or will use them on the south side of border to throw off any military or law enforcement action."

    The FBI's San Antonio office apparently was the first to receive information that the cartel acquired the equipment in January.

    The advisory to law enforcement officers notes that there is no indication the cartel intended to use the vests in the United States.

    While impersonating U.S. law enforcement officers would seem unusual in Mexico, drug cartel operatives there long have disguised themselves as Mexican federal agents, police and soldiers to carry out attacks or kidnap rivals.

    Erik Vasys, a spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio, said that information shared among law enforcement officers can be misinterpreted by the general public.

    "The primary purpose of the intel is always officer safety first," said Vasys, who explained that some of the shared information is raw, or has only partially been validated, at the time it is shared.

    He would not discuss specifics about the report on the bulletproof vests.

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    This is the logical extrapolation of covering a home invasion with shouts of "POLICIA POLICE." Now it's 'I've got armor and an automatic weapon so I must be from the government and I'm here to help."

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    I bet they got those at a Yank gun show as well, with their RPGs.

    -ljp

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    Legba wrote:
    I bet they got those at a Yank gun show as well, with their RPGs.

    -ljp
    We need to close the gun show loophole before any more of these get in the wrong hands! Think of the children!

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    Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy (in part)
    ... are cop killers!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_v._Michigan

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    This whole story is useless anyways.
    If anyone didn't think the cartels weren't smart enough to PAINT FBI and DEA on their vests already, they need not be in law enforcement. They certainly don't need to be telling me what I can and can't have to defend myself. Get back on the Short Bus!
    Hell, they could have just bought the Velcro swath with POLICE, FBI, etc on them:
    http://www.lapolicegear.com/blackhawk-swat-patch.html

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    Make it a crime to bear the words on your person during the commission of a crime. Surely criminals will obey!

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    ufcfanvt wrote:
    This whole story is useless anyways.
    If anyone didn't think the cartels weren't smart enough to PAINT FBI and DEA on their vests already, they need not be in law enforcement. They certainly don't need to be telling me what I can and can't have to defend myself. Get back on the Short Bus!
    Hell, they could have just bought the Velcro swath with POLICE, FBI, etc on them:
    http://www.lapolicegear.com/blackhawk-swat-patch.html
    Or maybe just maybe the criminals will break the law and steal them.

    http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_030909WAB-weapons-[highlight= #ffff88]stolen-KC.1d9ee7ca.html

    But arn't criminals afraid of the law so they always obey it right?
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    Legba wrote:
    I bet they got those at a Yank gun show as well, with their RPGs.

    -ljp
    Yeah, these latest gun shows are just filled with this crap along with fragmentation grenades, surface-to-air missiles and tomahawks, they really need to crack down on these. Maybe if theyban this military gear from the gun shows, there will be space for somereasonably priced ammo again. (end of sarcasm)

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    Hmmm maybe that's where some of the equipment went that keeps going 'missing' from agencies like the BATFE and the FBI.

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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...25979024486145



    http://www.patriotscorner.com/forums...f=8&t=6470
    Guns from America are being blamed for arming the drug cartels, but the Mexican government will not release the serial numbers of guns that have been confiscated according to Tom Tancredo in a Larry King Live interview on March 28, 2009. He states the guns are being supplied by the Mexican army.

    http://www.patriotscorner.com/forums...f=1&t=9360
    And where do they get them?

    The US government is heavily subsidizing the government of the failed state of Mexico..... You can put two and two together, right??

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    Statesman wrote:
    Make it a crime to bear the words on your person during the commission of a crime. Surely criminals will obey!
    But would they prosecute real LEO's for this when they commit the crime under color of law or worse circumstances?

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    Great, so now if for some ungodly reason a group a people storming my property with clothing saying FBI or DEA or why not POLICE , what the F*CK am I suppose to do? Won't be long before U.S based gangbangers use this tactic as well!





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    This thread along with the Poplawski and Jiverly shooters that wore body armor suggests that the tyrant-wannabes will be banning it for even law abiding citizens. Armor has been prohibited to felons by various states without us raising a cry of injustice. Because we are not felon?

    If a felon may properly be disbarred his right to keep and bear arms under color of law then we can all be legally disarmed by sufficiently lowering the bar of 'felony'.

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    You mean they haven't been doing this all along?

    I am a little surprised.

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