Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lawmaker To Try Again For New State Militia On Arizona Border

State Rep. Jack Harper plans a new attempt to create a state-run militia to help patrol the Arizona-Mexico border.

Harper, a Republican who represents the northwest Valley, got a bill passed in 2007, but it was vetoed by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, who moved on to become the secretary of Homeland Security.

Harper told FOX 10 News that the current system of policing the border is not sufficient. He also took a swipe at Napolitano.

"Border patrol is under Janet Napolitano and that's not really an intimidating factor, but a military uniformed person on the border makes a lot more sense," he said.

Under his plan, volunteers would be supervised by the Arizona National Guard and would have to pass a background check before qualifying.

Watch Jack Harper's appearance on FOX News:

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes State-Run Militia to Protect Border:

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