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Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande

EXCLUSIVE: RINCON PENINSULA, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com

The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com

Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert's account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons. 

"We don't have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them," said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.

"When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side and turned themselves in. So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across," Gohmert added. "We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants."

Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry. 

Border Patrol sources said the rounds were clearly identifiable because .50- caliber weapons make a distinctive noise when fired. Sources said they also believe this is the first time that Border Patrol agents have taken direct fire from the Mexican side of the river in this area. 

"I don't know why we're out here like sitting ducks," one Border Patrol source said. "We need help."

As of Saturday evening, a Border Patrol spokesman did not immediately return FoxNews.com's request for comment. 

The Rio Grande sector has been the busiest part of the 2,000-mile border with Texas in recent months as a surge of illegal immigrants, many from Central America, has poured in to the U.S. in the mistaken belief that U.S. policy allows for them to remain in America once they make it in. More than 60,000 unaccompanied children had crossed in the last nine months. But Border Patrol officials have warned that the deluge has left the border largely unattended, and vulnerable to cartel infiltration.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/20/cartels-suspected-as-high-caliber-gunfire-sends-border-patrol-scrambling-on-rio/

What Is TEXAS PREPAREDNESS GROUP?

Texas Preparedness Group is a resource for survivalists and those with a preparedness mindset to find others of like mind and form into Survival Groups or Mutual Assistance Groups (MAGs) and:

• A place to find and SHARE information to PREPARE for a life Emergency

* A place for individuals to find a Mutual Assistance Group to join.
• A place for existing Groups to find other Groups for Mutual Group Support.
• A place for existing Groups to find and recruit new members.
• A place for individuals and families to establish their own Groups and seek members of like mind.
• A place for existing Groups and individuals to find training within Groups.
• A place for existing Groups and individuals to provide training for other Groups.

Texas Preparedness Group is NOT:

• A militia, Support for Militia ideas and/or support for Revolutionary actions
• A political group or forum for Political discussions
• A religious group or Forum for Religous discussions
• An entity
• Racist, sexist, or discriminatory

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    Starter Preparations List

    This is a short list of basic items every survivalist should have. This list is by far not all encompassing, but will get you started and well ahead of 95% of the population and should be considered BASIC MINIMUMS. You should eventually have more:

     LDS Food Calculator here: http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

    Food: 1-year's worth for each member of the family.

    Per Person amounts:

    275 lbs Hard Red Winter Wheat 

    125 lbs Rice

    75 lbs Beans

    65 lbs Sugar

    60 lbs Powdered Milk

    30 lbs Salt

    2 cans Eggs

    4 gallons Cooking oil

    2 cases of MRE or Freeze Dried Foods

     

    Water: 1-year's worth for each member of the family.

    Per person amounts:

    700 gallons stored

    Portable Water filter

     

     

    Shelter: 

    Clothing

    Boots

    Tents

    Structures

    Quality hand tools for construction of shelter

     

    Weapons/Security:

    Per Person:

    Battle Rifle

    30 full capacity rifle magazines

    5000 rounds of ammunition per rifle

    Side arm

    15 full capacity pistol magazines

    1000 rounds of ammunition per sidearm

    Holster

    12 Guage Shotgun

    250 rounds of shotgun ammunition

    .22LR rifle

    10,000 rounds of .22LR ammunition

    Scopes

    Magazine carrying equipment

    Multi-caliber Cleaning kit

    Fixed Blade Knife w/locking sheath

     

    Medical/Dental

    Per Person:

    Mobile Medical Kit

    Chest Seal

    IV equipment

    Medications

    Dental Hygienist tools

    This list needs further medical personnel input

     

    Communications

    Per family:

    HAM/SSB transceiver

    Portable antenna

    MURs radios (or CB/VHF)

    Rechargable batteries

    Charger

    120W solar panel(s)

    Charge controller

    100Ah deep cycle battery

    Wiring

    Sine Wave Inverter

     

    BOB/GHB:

    Per Adult Person:

    Unfortunately, this is somewhat personal in nature, but there are some needed basic items

    Tarp or Rain Poncho (shelter)

    Knife

    MREs and/or Freeze dried pouches

    Water bladder/pouches

    Portable water filter

    Flashlight

    IFAK

    Compass

    Maps

    Lighter/Firestarters

    Bug Spray

    Spare Socks

     

    Miscellaneous:

    Night Vision (Gen 2 or better)

    Heirloom Seeds

    Grain Grinder

    Vitamin/Mineral Supplements

    Common size rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, CR123a)

    Solar battery charger

     

    Reference Books:

    Where There is No Doctor

    Where There is No Dentist

    Making the Best of Basics

    Encyclopedia of Country Living

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