White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles

Beanbags versus Bullets

US Border Agent Brian Terry was shooting beanbags at cartel members before they shot him dead with assault rifles. (Truth about Guns)

For the first time the Obama Administration today admitted that Brian Terry and fellow border agents were firing beanbags and not bullets during their shootout with armed cartel members.
FOX News reported, via Free Republic:

For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags — not bullets — at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011.

The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry’s death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident.

The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to hiding out in Mexico. The names of the four suspects were revealed, and their pictures released, to the public. Police in the US and in Mexico are cooperating and under intense pressure to find them.

More… Roark added:

“Disarmed by the very bureaucrats that armed their killers.”

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  • Ace

    Two of the suspects are hiding out in Washington D.C.

  • Bitter Clinger

    Obama put the defense of the United States at the mercy of bean bags. Think about that. The enemy has assault rifles given to them by Holder et al and our brave border patrol agents are issued bean bags. Why isn’t this treason?

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  • Roark

    If you ever wondered what Lincoln meant by “the last full measure of devotion”, there are few better definitions.
    Brave men, and far better men than I.
    Disarmed by the very bureaucrats that armed their killers.


  • Patty

    Here is a devastating report where liberals have take Political Correctness to a whole new level.

    I am just making a statement that is mine and mine alone but I would be surprised if the Terry family didn’t know this. Just my opinion.

    “For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags — not bullets”

    ELITE by whom. This is not the way our National Security is affective. And now, Blood is on the hands of the Radical DOJ who believe that talking to criminals and treating them like human beings instead of the dogs they are. My theory and I am sure the Terry’s is, had the Border Patrol had bullets, and man it is amazing they didn’t, Brian, their beloved son would be alive, today.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    “Obama Orders Launched Fast and Furious”: Deputy Attorney General David Ogden on c-span talking about how Obama and Holder launched the program in 2009.

  • Patty

    Check out in your city sometime how the correctness in our LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES are also taking political correctness to a whole new level.

    I am amazed more officers haven’t lost their life.

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  • Dave-O

    #4 Roark said it far more eloquently than I ever could . . . .

    “Disarmed by the very bureaucrats that armed their killers.”

    unbelievable. Makes you wonder what was going thru the heads of these officers as the gunfight started to deteriorate.

    How terribly sad for the Terry family. My blood starts to boil when I think of the nameless, faceless and utterly spineless Washington bureaucrats behind this decision. Congressman Issa needs to start naming names.

  • Who would still want to be a border guard in this country? Who wouldn’t run away from that job as fast as he possibly could? Unbelievable… although the pattern all fits: the federal government is more in love with illegal aliens than it is its own citizenry. Arizona, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina — the general government has all but declared war on these and other states on this issue, and the states find themselves in a precarious situation: take it, wait it out, or – maybe – bail. I’ve posted my complete analysis at http://www.tenthamendment.net/home/story.asp?postid=19.

  • TeaPartyNation

    For willfully failing to protect and secure America’s borders and for authorizing the most stupid and ill-conceived operation in American history, Fast and Furious, “the border has never been more secure” wrong-way napolitano, “You Lie!” hussein and imbecile AG holder should all be charged as accomplices to murder in the deaths of Border Patrol Agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata.

  • democraps suck

    yep…bring a knife to a gun fight…way to go odumb$hit…killing americans and killing america….ahhh the mooslum way….you better hope to god this POS doesn’t get re-elected….but I am sure they have a strategy how to rig the election with dead people, illegals, people voting 3 times, union, etc etc etc…arm yourselves people…it WILL hit the fan if he is re-elected

  • bg
  • Patty

    It seems as if there’s always something on the nightly news or the morning papers that reminds me just how difficult it is to be a police officer in today’s politically correct climate. Recently, the President of the United States called a Cambridge police sergeant stupid for doing his job and essentially equated the sergeant’s reasonable behavior with that of a foolish, out-of-control professor. Several weeks ago, I read an editorial in the L.A. Times by one of the paper’s regular contributors who may have surpassed both the professor and the president of the United States in allowing prejudice to cloud her judgment.

    I’ve always believed good police work was about knowing the law and enforcing it. Police officers can’t change the social make up and dynamics of a community. They have little lasting impact on crime trends, and all the talk at crime stat meetings won’t change that. They aren’t social workers, priests, crossing guards, babysitters, or mommies. They carry guns and handcuffs because they should be concentrating on preventing crime, catching the bad guys and protecting the people they serve. If they do that really well, they create an environment for good things to happen in a community. Throughout the history of the LAPD, a lot of brave men and women of all races and backgrounds died doing just that. Their uniform was one color – blue, and I can’t remember one of them hesitating or walking away because the victim they had to protect was a particular color or economic status.{…}

    So much more here: http://www.conniedial.com/2009/08/26/being-a-police-officer-in-today%E2%80%99s-politically-correct-climate/

    My point is with a DOJ and a President so out of touch and promoting more on the side of the criminal, and this isn’t a new concept, other liberal Mayors weigh on the side of the criminal as to the Judges.

    Recently, a story I had read of a young man who gave four others a ride and ending up killing all for in a stolen car, well, he was released and recently he stole another car.

    That is not justice that is liberalism. And political correctness and a waste of an officer time to see this revolving door, over and over again.

    Border Patrol and all law enforcement job is to enforce the law, bullets, bullet proof vest and every piece of equipment should be at their call. And for the bean bags, give them back to the kids.

  • I guess this is why Ice was instructed to run and hide if they were fired upon. Bean bags vs. real bullets all supplied by this administration. This is too weird.

  • Nelle

    Stop Spending. SECURE THE BORDERS. Drill.
    Or clear the way for those who will.

  • Stonedome

    I for one will never be shooting beanbags while defending my country…

  • therese

    Those of you who know men or women serving in our military may want to ask them what the Rules of Engagement are. I spoke with a Soldier with 23yrs experience. He told me and I quote,”I can not even load my weapon until a bullet has buzzed by my head.” He could have stayed in 1 more year and received more money and benefits. He said FU. He also said and I quote, “I called my congressman and told him I was bringing my release papers to him, that I did NOT want that Man’s name( Obummer) anywhere in his house.” Gotta Love That !!

  • bg



    Tuning Out a President

    [So Barack Obama is likewise being tuned out. “Let me be perfectly clear,” “Make no mistake about it,” “In truth,” “In point of fact,” “I’m not kidding,” and “I’m not making this up” all tip off a weary public that just the opposite is true. We are so confused over Guantanamo, Predators, and renditions — being told everything from them being unconstitutional to vital — that we likewise just shrug at the absurdity of an Obama and Harold Koh embracing all the protocols that they once has so vehemently demonized. Were they then, now, or always just simpletons, naïfs, hypocrites, or abject careerists?


    Bush Did It All

    We have created four million new jobs since January 2009 which is cited as an impressive statistic, although we have also lost far more than four million old jobs, which is why a half million fewer Americans are at work today than in January 2009 — which is nevertheless supposedly good news given that more jobs were “saved” than would have been lost. In olden times, “It’s the economy, stupid” was the reply to 3% plus GDP growth under Bush I, and a “jobless recovery” was the charge against Bush II’s 5.4% unemployment rate. What name does 1.9% GDP growth and 41 months of 8% plus unemployment merit? Or in other words, since a younger Barack Obama damned the Bush record of job creation as dismal in creating only 310,000 jobs per month, what he would say of his own record of 80,000 jobs this month — a number 5,000 smaller than those added to the monthly disability roles? And does anyone remember Obama’s promise of “5 million new green jobs,” or cutting the deficit “in half” by the end of Obama’s first term? You should, since the candidate who swore there should be no more red or blue states declared George W. Bush “unpatriotic” for running up a $4 trillion debt in eight years, which he then trumped in three.]


  • Justme

    The cartel brought assault rifles to a pillow fight. Is this the “fairness” this destructive administration wants? My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Terry family. God bless them.

  • bg


    Operation Fast & Furious

    watch all 5..


  • Tim in Cali

    Barack Obama
    Eric Holder

    Guilty… as Co Conspirators in the murder of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry

    They KNOWINGLY put unarmed agents in the field of battle to fight the very drug cartel,that THEY SUPPLIED with deadly weapons

    What if Obama sent your child to Afganistan armed with a water pistol ?
    That’s what he did to Brian Terry…

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  • Redwine

    The whole damned regime needs to be marched off to prison and never released. Ever.

  • Jonah Vark

    Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio reminded everyone why he’s considered “America’s toughest sheriff” when he took a Fox News anchor to task in a live interview this afternoon.

    Appearing on “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, Arpaio told Kelly she was wrong in some of her reporting about a federal investigation into his treatment of Hispanics in Maricopa County, Ariz.


  • bg



    Tim in Cali #22 July 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    re: [Afghanistan]

    July 9, 2012

    Taliban Claim Afghan Blast That Killed 6 US Troops 🙁


  • Flintstone F.

    I hate the republican war profiteering nazi’s who send our kids to foreign lands without bullet proof vests. The Hummers don’t have the proper armor to protect against roadside bombs.

    A soldier shouldn’t have to depend on a parent to mail him his Kevlar gear.


    Remember? Way back at the beginning of the Iraq war? Remember how the liberal congress jumped into action to bring attention to this abomination of war preparedness? Remember how concerned they all were (news media)?

    And to the question of whether Terry would be alive had he had the bullets to defend himself, the answer is obvious. In a fair fight Brian Terry 10, cartel 0.

  • anti-bho

    Nothing racial, my a$$! If not then why not describe whether their victims were white or not?

    Accused Limo Mob Was Shooting Music Video | NBC Chicago


    “Police said there was no indication this was a racially motivated attack, but detectives said they are looking into all possibilities”.

  • Rachelle

    Murdered by an America-hating administration.

  • LO

    Maybe the cartel can be prosecuted for not paying Obama’s FICA.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    OT: With friends like this who needs enemies?

    Judge Napolitano on Fox a few minutes ago: Texas will probably lose its bid to require voter ID because Voting is a right like free speech. Ergo since you don’t need ID to stand on a street corner and spout off, you don’t need ID to vote.

    Hey Judge: ANYBODY can spout off; only LEGAL CITIZENS can vote (unless Holder gets his way!)

    And again, did any of the bobblehead “journalists” ask the question? Nope.

  • SeniorD

    Gusee that means we can add murder charges on Oboo-boo’s and Holder’s criminal indictments.

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  • Big Sis was going to upgrade to water balloons, but was concerned that fluorine in the tap water could possibly irritate the smugglers’ eyes if it splashed them

  • MamaGriz68

    Too little, too late Mr. President. Wish we had a grown-up man in the WH who was capable of taking responsibility for his actions upfront, not after the cat’s out of the bag.

  • lizzy84

    Barney Fife would do a better job as AG..these people ( oBama, Holder, Clinton, Napolitano) have blood on their hands.

  • Buffalobob

    FBI is offering $1,000,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 4 more individuals. Holder is not listed.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    The treachery of this Administration never sleeps, never looks back, and never stops.
    It will continue on its path until this Country is completely exposed and helpless.
    Then it will dominate its People with a vengeance.

    If the 6th of November is theirs, it will be Ides of March for America.

  • paul52

    IMO, Border Patrol should have Browning .50s, RPGs, and Cobra gunships. That might slow down the human and drug trafficking.

  • Tyrants in our government wanted someone to die for the bigger cause of disarming americans……..Here comes another way, better keep our eyes focus on……….http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/5/the-un-is-coming-for-your-guns/

  • Tim Hoo

    We are going to need more experts from the Democrat team to solve this like the Milwaukee Democrat who said “Arizona is Not on the Mexican Border!”

  • rangerrebew

    lizzy84, have you forgotten the blood on the hands of Janet Reno and Bile Clinton? The economic blood of Ms Barney Frank and Mr Charles Dodd? The Civil War of southern democrats and copperheads, the Dred Scott decision, or the segregation of dixiecrats? The clan membership of Woodrow Wilson and Robert Byrd? Commiecrats can hold their heads high.

  • Tim in Cali

    @ #27…bg……good article

    This reminds me of a speech by Zell Miller @ GOP 04 convention…”SPITBALLS”


    Zell Miller warned us ,this was coming

    from…….bullets > beanbags > spitballs > “hey drug cartel murderer,can we start a dialog?

  • karen

    And yet they’re comfortable molesting kids and old women at the airport on their way out of town!

  • Path

    Roark – I would love to see your comment in big, bold headlines! “Disarmed by the very bureaucrats that armed their killers.” What possible chance did these two young agents have. Sworn, United States agents shooting bean bags. Give me a break.

    November can’t get here fast enough and, by the way O’s latest guest to our White House?? The new president of Eygpt – the muslimbrotherhood president, the man who’s party calls for the end to the American way of life.

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  • west1890

    When are the Conservatives and Republicans in Congess going to get off their lazy, self-protecting asses and go after Obama, Holder, Napolitano, Hilary Clinton and the rest of their cabal? No, they’re too busy funding anti-bullying programs and making sure the leeches get all ther entitlememts. Well why don’t they do something about the most treasonous and biggest bullies and lawbreakers in this country…. those three. Congress=useless and complicit by their failure to uphold their oath.

  • bg


    re: #32 July 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm – I’m not
    a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    [Perhaps Congress can invite former President Jimmy Carter to provide expert testimony to support states voter ID laws because it appears by their copious years of reporting, that it has been his Carter Center’s decades-long international experience that voters adequately identifying themselves to election officials provides “additional safeguards”, a “substantial degree of security and confidence in the electoral system”, no matter what country, race, what color, what language.]

    where are the “investigative journalists”?? (#9)

    oh wait, i forgot, the devil laid claim to them.. 🙁

    btw.. we’re losing this war because we’re helping Obama et al lead US
    around in circles.. aka: everything old is new again.. didn’t reach many
    people last time around, and it’s still not reaching nearly enough people
    this time (4 years later) around either.. 🙁


  • Liz

    Impeach. Jailtime. Repeat as many times as needed.

  • DecentAmerican

    Our brave soldiers are armed with beanbags

    Our enemies are armed, by our own government, with assault rifle bullets, in order to kill our own soldiers, who are rendered defenseless.

    If this is not a pure act of treason, I don’t know what is.

    And more disgusting is any slime democrat who would even consider voting for this traitor against Americans.

    I cry out at what they are doing to destroy are beloved country.

    May God rest the soul of Brian Terry, thank you sir for defending our country. Ironically, the enemy was also your employer.

  • Rose

    And now the same administration is teaching the Border Patrol to HIDE AND RUN as Govt POLICY!. Even in the same time period as Fed Judges assess MEGA BUCKS from Border RANCHERS who put destructive illegal aliens trespassing and tearing up and vandalizing their property under Citizens Arrest.

    The Federal Govt under Omama is guilty of TREASON – colluding to see American Citizens robbed and killed by ILLEGAL SMUGGLERS.

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  • JypseaRose

    “…My blood starts to boil when I think of the nameless, faceless and utterly spineless Washington bureaucrats behind this decision…”

    I have had it. I am sick and tired of the stress since this jackass and his cadre took office. I’ve had it.

  • bg


    Tim in Cali #45 July 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    i heart Zell Miller..

    re: drug cartels

    just a sample:

    more here & here & here & here..


  • jony101

    this country has become a country of idiots. In california it is illegal to walk around with an unloaded weapon. To many idiots love the criminals. The US military is too worry about the enemies rights to shoot them.
    If the chinese decided to invade the US, the US military will be next useless in defending the country unless they change there rules of fighting wars.

  • Rose

    Murdered in cold blood by Eric Holder and Barrack Hussein Odrama Queen.

  • bg


    re: #56 July 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm bg

    related (yes, there’s more to F & F than guns,
    and the cartels are in cahoots with Islamists):

    Homegrown Jihad

    Hezbollah On the Border

    Terrorist Admits to Sneaking 7 Al-Qaeda
    Members Across Texas-Mexico Border ..

    been warning folks that terrorist attacks were not only going
    on around the globe, but coming to their back yard, but we
    do not listen, we’re not listening still.. as matter of fact, we
    are losing to the elitist IslaMarxists (by any other names)..


  • saveus

    what else is holder hiding?

  • RoEs – our troops-= chamber empty – troops get killed-
    Border Patrol- NO BULLETS at ALL- agents get killed-

  • Masked Man

    The DOJ stopped me from using a cellphone tracker to find the killer that very morning. Why – stimulate the (MX) economy with a $1M reward?

  • bg



    July 8, 2012

    Questions For White Americans

    [The race mongers are lining up to make the presidential election about color of skin rather than about the failed Euro-socialist policies of Obama and the refusal of Eric Holder to comply with a Congressional subpoena. With that said, following are a few questions for whites that I posed in a syndicated column November 11, 2005. They are as germane to public discourse today as they were then. My question today is: if you are white and answer no to these questions why would you vote for someone who along with his supporters accuse you of same? My question to blacks is: if you answered yes to any of the questions, who is it that harbors racial ill will?]


  • Lenore

    Oh hum. Move along Obama haters.

  • thegoldman

    Take no prisoners !

  • bg


    Lenore #64 July 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    ooh, another brilliant post from an Obama lover.. 🙄


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  • MVH

    Holder wanted the Hizbulla-backed cartels to help in the destruction of the Second Amendment, and as that cretin, Juan Williams said, “People die.” Hey, what’s a few dead border patrol agents in their grand scheme, anyhow?

    May divine justice catch up quickly to those who permitted this travesty. Cause there is no justice in the state at this moment!
    +RIP Brian Terry et. al.

  • StrangernFiction

    “Disarmed by the very bureaucrats that armed their killers.”

    Fortunately Mitt Romney is too pragmatic to even consider using this.

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  • What a disgrace. There is no reason for our enemies to fear us or take us seriously. I can’t believe I live in a place that does this. Won’t even protect its own border. Unreal.

  • bean bags for the border patrol, automatic weapons for the drug cartels. done with the apporval of every democratic member of congress.

    write your congressional representatives to tell them of your outrage. write every newapaper and television station until they cover this story.

    find out what corporations are sponsoring the news and threaten to boycott them until the media covers this story. if we don’t this story will be swept under the rug.

  • American

    Operation fast and Furious was approved by President Obama, and the rest of the merry anti 2nd Amendment nuts. Their sick minded idea, push thousands of legally bought arms in the United States and send them to Mexico. They were hoping that it would case death and destruction in Mexico for which it did.

    With all that proof that American bought weapons would cause an uproar on Capital Hill, the Obama Administration was hoping that would be a catalyst to expunge the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Next up, Janet Napolitano, who’s policy it was that mandated that Border Agents shall use non-lethal force, ie; bean bag against the enemy who is using assault weapons against them or to simply run away. This is why Agent Brian Terry died. A covert attempt to take out our 2nd Amendment rights by this administration resulted in innocent Mexican citizens and a United States Border Patrol Agent their lives.

    Now all the sudden, the Obama idiots announced an arrest of two suspects. The suspects names and their location were known a long time ago. This is what one would call A POLITICAL SMOKE SCREEN.

  • “White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles”

    Correction: “White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Eric Holder Approved Cartel Assault Rifles”

  • Flintstone F.


    Moving along on November 6. You?

  • west1890

    The beanbag info came out almost immediately after the shooting but few seemed to pay any attention at the time. There was also info about a third weapon that was found at the scene that “disappeared” after the fact.

  • MDPatriot


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  • Jack B. Nimble

    The sooner we start shooting real ammo at politicians the sooner this crap will stop.
    Put a Marine on the border every 50 yards and start picking the border clean. They’ll stop coming in about a day.

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