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Well this pretty much takes the cake for brazenness...

TUCSON, AZ - Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach -- a catapult.

National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.

If the criminals had gone to college they would have known that water balloon launching funnels would have done the job in a much more discreet fashion...


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Comments (16)

Are those Mexican troops???... (Below threshold)
docjim505:

Are those Mexican troops???

Technically, that's a trebu... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Technically, that's a trebuchet. But then since when has the MSM been interested in accuracy?

It's not a bad choice. A trebuchet could send very heavy objects hurtling 100s of yards quite easily.

No those are the National G... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:

No those are the National Guard troops disassembling it.

No, jim m, that's a catapul... (Below threshold)

No, jim m, that's a catapult. It's using tension as its motive force. A trebuchet uses gravity, with the use of a very hefty counterweight.

J.

Looks like a great idea - w... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Looks like a great idea - what could possibly go wrong?

Those troops should disasse... (Below threshold)
Evil Otto:

Those troops should disassemble it and store it. In a few years, when the economy collapses because of the incompetence of the government, those will be the only weapons we can afford.

Interesting.Maybe ... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Interesting.

Maybe we could use it to launch illegals back over the border.

-Shawn

Are you sure those are Nati... (Below threshold)
Olsoljer:

Are you sure those are National Guard Troops disassemblying it? In order for them to be doing that, they would have to enter Mexico to get it, and that would amount to invasion. Not that I really care, but I am curious.

JT,I see. Rather ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

JT,

I see. Rather than using tension at the axle they are using tension at the far end. Crappy design. They should have come up with a better design.

A PVC pipe and an air compressor would have been more mobile and more powerful.

Shawn thanks for the laugh ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Shawn thanks for the laugh and the imagery. ww

Due to impending budget cut... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Due to impending budget cuts, the AZ National Guard is testing new, less expensive artillery platforms. Testing has indicated that the system is also quieter with less of a blast signature than previous artillery pieces.

Reduced Carbon Footprint We... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Reduced Carbon Footprint Weapons

"Secretary of Defense Gates... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Secretary of Defense Gates is proud of his latest round of cuts in military spending."

I say get an anti-aircraft ... (Below threshold)

I say get an anti-aircraft gun and blow up the packages as they go flying across the border. Don't know if it would work, but it would be a lot of fun.

Suppose they built a large ... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Suppose they built a large wooden badger...

It's Wile E. Coyote gone in... (Below threshold)
narutofightindreamer:

It's Wile E. Coyote gone into the drug smuggling business........ He evidently got tired of chasing the roadrunner or maybe even decided to team up with the roadrunner to smuggle coke and heroin!!...............Chuck Jones is laughing wherever he is these day's!




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