WND is all over it. Her name’s Kyrsten Sinema and she’s a former Green Party member and winner of the “Vladimir I. Lenin Award” given by one right-wing group to the state’s most statist legislator. Now she wants the Minutemen prosecuted as “terrorists” if they’re caught with weapons, notwithstanding the fact that concealed-carry permits are perfectly lawful and easily obtained in Arizona.
So she’s giving them a choice: either stop pestering “the undocumented” or else make themselves easy, defenseless targets. From the bill:
A. An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual or group of individuals are not affiliated with a local, state or federal lawenforcement entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization, group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or other weapon.
The Minutemen’s SOP requires that they “do not verbally contact, physically gesture to or have any form of communications with suspected Illegal Aliens,” but of course the rules aren’t always followed to the letter. So her larger point is worth considering: why would the Mexican border’s neighborhood watch need firearms? Take it away, Dan Riehl!