Not to be outdone by Alabama’s lawmaker who said that the GOP needed to “empty the clip” on immigration, a state GOP representative in Kansas has offered that shooting undocumented immigrants from a helicopter is totally okay. Kansas uses this strategy against feral pigs in the state.

Three years ago in North Carolina, Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell offered his own eugenicist drivel when he suggested said that Hispanics in his jurisdiction were trashy and breeding like rabbits. That followed conservative radio host Michael Savage’s 2006 warning to politicians not to support undocumented immigrant vermin.

So far, no North Carolina politician has suggested that North Carolina legalize systematic extermination. Lawmakers in other states, however, are reaching that level of enthusiasm where “enforcement through attrition” justifies murder.