We’ve all been reading about the fine folks at Martha’s Vineyard dealing with the illegals flown in by Gov. DeSantis from Florida.  They don’t really have to worry about crime and other ills by a couple of dozen aliens. 

The border towns in Texas and elsewhere along the Rio Grande, now that’s a different story.

Given Texas’ reputation as America’s gun-toting capital, it’s kinda hard to believe that most Texans aren’t part of the gun owner community.  Apparently there are quite a few who don’t own guns.  However that number continues to dwindle as Americans there feel unprotected against surging numbers of illegal aliens streaming through their communities and bringing a whole lot of crime with them.

Residents, tired of having their dogs killed, being robbed in their homes and their outbuildings burglarized are turning to the great equalizer to protect their families.  Admittedly some are uneasy about teaching themselves and their kids how to use guns to defend themselves from attack, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

FoxNews has the story:

Migrants killing dogs, stealing from homes prompts some Texas border town residents to arm themselves

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Migrants have killed pets, stolen from shops and knocked on doors late at night in a Texas border town, prompting some residents to arm themselves, locals told Fox News.

“I don’t feel safe,” Laura Ramos, an Eagle Pass business owner, told Fox News. She said she keeps “several weapons” at her store for defense.

Griselda, another local business owner whose employees are all female, said she used to close her business at 9 p.m.

“We now close at seven because it gets dark, people are walking around, all girls, you just never know,” she told Fox News…

“I live far from the downtown, but in that area, it’s a lot of ranch[es], a lot of big properties,” Cindy told Fox News. She said migrants went onto one property, “and in order to steal something, they killed the dogs.”

“They are like robbing stuff or killing animals to eat,” Cindy continued. “So that’s what concerns me.”

Welcome to the firearm fraternity, folks.  Better late than never.

After all, the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy (or gal) with a gun.  And when seconds count, police are minutes away – on a good day.