Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire.

A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said.

Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I was not in the United States,” The Daily Mail reported.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal described it this way: “Serious bloodshed was narrowly avoided,” in a story about how dogs were unleashed on a woman who was pregnant while the rancher’s son was hit with a taser.

On Tuesday, armed Bureau of Land Management agents stormed Mr. Bundy’s property, escalating a court dispute that’s wound for two decades over the rancher’s refusal to pay for grazing fees.

 

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3 thoughts on “Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    NNED MORE MILITIAS AT THE SCENE. Enough to cause either a stand-down by BLM or, sufficient in numbers to cause the County Sheriff to arrest the federal personnel on multiple criminal charges including grand larceny for economic crime of slaughtering beef cattle without authorization from the owner, and criminal mischief. Both are photographable offense by themselves and no desk appearance ticket issued. The feds go through the System in into the bullpen at County Lockup.

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