Border guards should have the same equipment at there disposal as the police do.
What good is having some one guard a border if they do not have the proper equipment to do it effectively. Academic exercise.
If I am an armed aslant and they go to search my car. I am going to pull out my 45 and blow the guard away. Then just drive on. And to put to the point nothing can stop me. I got a gun. They cant kill a man with a gun with out a gun.
Minimum they should have a pair of snipers per point that can take out armed assailants if need be. One with an anti material rifle to take out engine blocks. The other with a decent sniper that can get threw glass and kill.
Up until now I thought border guards were armed with c7s and military grade trained.