[Video] Federal Agents and Protestors Clash at Bundy Ranch in Nevada
Not directly gun related, but a situation to be aware of. If you aren’t aware of the situation at Bundy Ranch, checkout the Fox News article. Here is an excerpt,
The trouble started when Bundy stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. He said he didn’t have to because his Mormon ancestors worked the land since the 1880s, giving him rights to the land.
“We own this land,” he said, not the feds. He said he is willing to pay grazing fees but only to Clark County, not BLM.
“Years ago, I used to have 52 neighboring ranchers,” he said. “I’m the last man standing. How come? Because BLM regulated these people off the land and out of business.”
Federal agents have had Bundy’s land surrounded for days with sniper teams keeping an eye on his family. Bundy’s cattle heard was confiscated by federal agents and hired cowboys.
Once word got out about what was happening citizens started massing near the land and confronting federal agents, and the above video from yesterday is one of the results.
Two high ranking Nevada politicians are stepping into the situation. Also from Fox News,
Both Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller have condemned the BLS for what they characterize as heavy-handed actions involving Bundy and other Silver State residents.
“No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans,” Sandoval, a Republican, said. “The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.”
Heller, also a Republican, said he told BLM Director Neil Kornze the situation is being handled poorly.
“I told him very clearly that law-abiding Nevadans must not be penalized by an over-reaching BLM,” Heller said.