Knights Party Press Release: Feb. 5. 2024

A group of Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would give the National Guard the power to use lethal force against “armed invaders” crossing the southern border into the U.S.

The bill, titled “Defend Our Borders from Armed Invaders Act,” was introduced by freshman Rep. Morgan Luttrell, R-Texas, and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

The legislation, if passed, would authorize the National Guard to take “such actions as may be necessary to repel persons attempting to enter the United States from Mexico who are carrying weapons, and for other purposes,” according to a description of the bill. The full text of the legislation has not been made public.

Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL, said in a statement reported by Fox News that the legislation is necessary to stop cartels and smugglers who are thriving at the “wide-open border.”

“We’re seeing violent crime continually escalate at the border and flow into our communities, as President Biden’s policies have created an untenable national security crisis,” Luttrell said.

“This legislation is a step in the right direction to reign in this crime by providing the National Guard [with] the power to stop these armed individuals from crossing into the United States by any means necessary.”

Speaking from the National Office in Harrison, Arkansas, Thomas Robb, the National Director of The Knights Party, noted, “This should have been in effect from the beginning. Some folks called me a racist just a year ago for suggesting the same thing! It seems that these Democrats got more than they bargained for. Democratic cities across America are being destroyed by the very people they welcomed into America. It was a no-brainer for anyone with common sense to know that when you invite non-white, third-world criminals into your country, pretty soon you’re going to have the same problems as the countries these people came from. America is on track to being labeled a third-world country. Don’t believe the nonsense on TV and other left-wing media sources; just look around and open your eyes.” The most encouraging aspect of this is that Republican lawmakers are starting to catch up with Knights Party proposals. “We have been calling for troops on the border for many years,” Robb added.