Mr. Speaker, the border war continues on the southern front.

On December 14, 2010 Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona by bandits crossing into the United States.

Border agents approached armed invaders caring AK-47s. A shootout occurred where Terry was shot and killed.

Now there is evidence that Terry and possibly other agents first tried to defend themselves by firing bean bags at the outlaws before using live ammo.

Documents also indicate that agents were required to fire first with non-lethal bean bags.

Now allegations have come forth that the AK-47 used by the bandits to kill Terry was a gun the ATF had allowed a smuggler to buy in an apparent sting operation and take to Mexico.

The idea that when armed bandits invade the United States our border agents must first fire bean bags is nonsense and no way to protect them or the nation. You dont take bean bags to a gunfight.

And if the guns the bandits used came from our government in some type of undercover sting that is sickening and reprehensible.

And thats the way it is.