Agents fired beanbags in fatal shootout with border robbers
Further confirmation here. Whoever created that policy should be committed to an institution as a danger to others. The BP agents are being sent out to deal, not with cartel drugrunners, but with robbers who prey upon cartel drugrunners -- hard to envision a more dangerous group of criminals than that. They encounter them at night, I assume at very close range. And engage, under orders to shoot only nonlethal beanbags until the bad guys engage them with real ammunition.
UPDATE: CBS tonight (6:30 EST) will air another segment on ATF-monitored firearms going into Mexico.