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AZ Sheriff Wants Memorial Day Hikers To Arm Themselves Against Mexican Drug Cartels

This guy's trying to give Joe Arpio a run for his money as the biggest wingnut sheriff in Arizona.
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This guy's trying to give Joe Arpio a run for his money as the biggest wingnut sheriff in Arizona. It seems he's gone from fearmongering over refugee children crossing the border to warning hikers to be ready to take the law into their own hands if they're out hiking this Memorial Day weekend:

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu is advising citizens thinking of going hiking in Pinal County to "be armed, and do not be a victim" of drug cartel hitmen.

According to the sheriff's office, Mexican cartels are sending assassins, or "sicarios," across the border to kill rival-cartel "rip crews" who ambush their drug runners and make off with money and supply.

The office said there have been multiple gun battles in areas south of the county between cartel assassins. Deputies have also seen a rise in armed encounters with cartel drug runners.

Babeu encourages those using back roads, campsites and trails in known smuggling corridors of western Pinal County to be very cautious and consider carrying a firearm when in these wilderness areas.

What could possibly go wrong?

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