Tea Party, KKK and Bundy-Style Militia Message: Shoot Immigrant Children

“Shoot to kill” is a more frequent far-right solution to what they call the “invasion” of children arriving from Central America and Mexico. Today the KKK sent out this message,

 A call to the phone number on the flier reached a recorded message which tells the caller that the biggest problem facing the U.S. today is illegal immigration and calling for a “shoot to kill” policy at the border to solve the problem.

Bundy Ranch-style militias member, Chris Davis, had this advice last week, according to addictinginfo.org.

“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.’”

Sitting in the Dallas Morning News editorial meeting earlier this year, Texas Tea Party candidate Chris Mapp said that,

Ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land and referred to such people as “wetbacks.”

A Kansas Tea Party State Representative, Virgil Peck (R) rose to national fame well before his time. In 2011 he said,

It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem.

This week Roger Kaplan, Washington-based writer covering Middle East and Africa for Spectator.com began encouraging people to shoot to stop the children,

There is no law that says the Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona National Guards cannot be mobilized to protect the hundreds of miles on our southern border that are violated daily by illegal immigrants.

…and no political wisdom, that says that if persons refuse direct orders to halt at a border crossing, you cannot stop them forcibly. It is widely acknowledged the world over that national sovereignty includes the right to defend recognized international borders…In a majority of countries, the defense of borders is understood to include the right, in fact the duty, to use force. That is why border police worldwide are armed.

Kaplan considers the arrival of the children an “invasion,”

A few salvos of grapeshot and the invasion — what else is it? — will be turned back. It will stop.

For those children who have already arrived Kaplan suggests officials take them to the border and tell them to go home but,

 If they refuse to move, firepower can be used to encourage them. No one in the real country will object to something as clear and straightforward as shooting criminals, especially when the results are immediate and satisfying.

At first the offenders excused themselves with, “Just kidding.” They don’t say that any more.