Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher, has had a real long battle against the federal government over grazing rights. It has now reached the point where militia groups from all over America have joined in to help against the feds who now have circled his land. And people are saying , they’re not afraid to open fire.
A spokesman from one of the militia groups said I’m not “afraid to shoot,” to local 8 News Now.
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 Las Vegas Review-Journal said: “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.
The view that Mr. Bundy has is that he owns his property and that it’s been in his family for centuries. He feels that he doesn’t have to pay for his cattle to graze.
Meanwhile, the government, says that the land belongs to it, and agents have came in and circled the property, closing off roadway and flying helicopters overhead the family’s home.
Militia groups are on the scene.They are promising to help the Bundys keep up the fight.
Jim Lordy, with Operation Mutual Aid, told a broadcast station “This is what we do, we provide armed response. They have guns. We need guns to protect ourselves from the tyrannical government.”
Mr. Lordy continued to say“many more” militia groups are coming to the site to join in the Bundy family defense.