Gun Rights

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Threatens Arizona Militias: Could Get "30 Rounds Fired Into" Them

Arizona Minuteman pointed weapon at sheriff's deputy after mistaking him for a drug runner

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Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with "30 rounds fired into" them by one of his deputies.

His unapologetically terse comments came Tuesday after a member of an Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement was arrested over the weekend for pointing a rifle at a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy he apparently mistook for a drug smuggler.