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Arizona sheriff wants you to take a gun hiking over Memorial Day weekend so you can shoot Mexicans

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Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu is warning people to arm themselves if they go hiking over Memorial Day weekend because he thinks drug cartel hitmen will be trolling the desert looking for Americans to shoot.

According to the sheriff’s office, Mexican cartels are sending out assassins aka “sicarios,” so they can kill rival cartel “rip crews” who often ambush the cartel’s drug runners and steal money and the drugs, according to ABC 15.

The office claims multiple gun battles have broken out along the border and they say that there has been a rise in armed conflict with the drug runners.

For those hoping to go camping or hiking in the Arizona desert on the U.S./Mexico border, Babeu encourages folks to use main roads and avoid areas known for drug smuggling. The office didn’t clarify if there was a sudden outbreak of drug cartel tourism expected over the Memorial Day holiday, however.

He also used the cautionary words to blame President Obama for this previously unknown danger.

“It’s a distressing reality that President Obama is unwilling to protect the public from armed incursions across the border and well into Arizona,” he said. “We are seizing thousands of pounds of their drugs and yet Obama’s response is to erect signs that warn American citizens that it’s not safe to travel.”

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Babeu said he refuses to tell American citizens not to travel. “I’m telling our citizens that want to enjoy the outdoors to travel armed and not let these drug cartels think they have any control over American soil.”

Presumably, President Obama meant it wasn’t safe to camp out along the U.S./Mexico border where drug cartels are known for killing people. At no point in his presidency has President Obama ever told Americans not to travel.

Babeu is also running for Congress in the first congressional district. He previously ran in 2012 in the fourth congressional district.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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