Your article soft pedals some points and misses others altogether. 1) You missed son David Bundy’s arrest and beating at the hands of BLM goons on 1st Sunday of the BLM rustling. 2) You missed one of the reasons the BLM stated on their own website that Mr Bundy’s cattle had to be removed was the impediment to the Dry Lake solar project (since taken down). As recently as March 2014 in BLM’s own documents they restated the need for the 350,000 acre mitigation project on Gold Butte. http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/blm_library/tech_notes.Par.29872.File.dat/TN_444.pdf
3) As for the snipers, you could see them on live videos taken by people on site at the time.
4) You missed that the reason Mr Bundy stopped paying his grazing fees in 1993 was because the BLM modified his lease terms, forcing his to reduce his herd to 150 head – not enough to sustain his ranch. He refused to this and no longer had a contract to pay fees to the BLM. They wanted him off the land. 5) You missed that the reason the BLM wanted to reduce his herd size was because of the desert tortoise – this is a LIE. Desert tortoise and cattle coexist quite nicely. See: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/rangelands/article/viewFile/10776/10049
6) You missed the BLM’s history of destroying ranches in Nevada. See Clifford Dann.
I think I have a simple solution to this problem, since the Feds want to get rid of cattle on BLM land in the name of desert turtle protection and they are going to euthanize 700 desert tortoises on their preserve near Las Vegas, they should just hire the Bundy ranch to take care of said desert tortoises on the former Bundy lease. They could even hire the Bundy ranch cowboys to have a turtle drive from Las Vegas. Problem solved!! Insanity runs deep amongst the Federal bureaucracy, this would appeal to them.
Of course we all know that's not what he means. I wonder, though, what he does mean. What ARE we supposed to stand up with, SPITWADS?
Protect society from criminals like him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 27, 2013 at 1:13am
They did this with “Assault Weapons” in California in the 90′s. About half the owners registered their guns, this year 2013 the state legislature attempted to pass a law requiring the confiscation of those registered guns. Believe it is just a matter of time. They just added $24 million in additional funding to the nation’s only dedicated gun confiscation state police unit. It is just a matter of time.
November 17, 2013 at 1:55am
I want one!!
November 16, 2013 at 1:27am
It’s incredible to me that anyone is even discussing prosecuting the homeowner in this case of blatantly obvious self defense. What has happened to America??
November 14, 2013 at 12:18am
WienerDude, Are you happy with the way our country has changed?? Really?? 17 trillion in debt and growing, a debt we cannot cannot possibly repay. The Fed printing 1 trillion in un-earned funny money to buy up or own debt, and you are happy?? You are happy illegals have flooded across the border and are costing this country billions in welfare and taking jobs from your fellow Americans and you are happy?? How about forcing every man, women and child to buy health insurance that we may not want or be able to afford and are using the threat of the IRS to enforce it and you are happy?? You sir are a fool. The Tea Party believes in 3 things, fiscal responsibility, Free markets and a Constitutional Government, not the overthrow of the Constitution – that has already been done by you people, and you are happy?? The NRA believes that the 2nd Amendment means what it says, nothing more and that the rights spelled out in the Constitution are all that stand between freedom and the Fascist government where freedom is whatever suites those in power, and you are happy?? God help us…
November 10, 2013 at 3:17am
He took out a coyote with a ruger pocket pistol an LCP or an LC9 while jogging to protect his dog. I’d say he can shoot!
November 9, 2013 at 12:54am
Actually a Marlin Model 60 jamomatic (see the monte carlo stock, I have one and a 10/22). I recall a certain “Pro-Gun” Democrat who later sponsored gun control recently Joe Manchin. Never trust someone from the party of “the ends justify the means”.
November 9, 2013 at 12:46am
Actually a Marlin model 60 jamomatic. I recall another “Pro-Gun” demoncrat, Joe Manchin who pushed very hard for gun control recently. Never trust anyone from the “Ends justify the means” party. They a all socialist fascist liars.
Join the club Kirsten, got the cancellation letter, lowest plan will be $1,000 per month for my wife an I. Where are we supposed to get the money?? Where can we get a plan for $300/month?? Thank you Dems for destroying my life. My only option is to figure out how to make less money and take the subsidy…
October 21, 2013 at 8:50pm
I never saw Dick Cheney as an establishment type, he views were always more in line with the Tea Party than with establishment Rinos.
October 13, 2013 at 6:49pm
If these were ILLEGAL ALIENS instead if VETERANS the police would have been ordered to help tear down the Barrycades. I wish I were there. God Bless them.
September 18, 2013 at 8:38pm
Here in Kalifornia, they just added 24million to the budget of the nation’s only gun confiscation goon squad. The Democratic super majority just passed laws banning all semi-auto rifles, many shotguns and all currently owned handguns that aren’t on their absurd “safe gun” list. These guns, once banned cannot be sold, traded, lent, given or passed on to children. Upon your passing, they must be turned over to the State. Don’t tell me they aren’t trying to take your guns away. They passed a laws requiring you to get a permit to purchase ammunition and a state wide ban on lead ammunition. What world does Juan live in anyway??
September 14, 2013 at 10:51pm
I see people in AZ Walmarts openly carrying, no one cares.
May 9, 2013 at 10:54am
The 1993 Brady Bill that created NICS was nothing more than a stealth Gun Registration Scheme. Mom and Pop gun dealers go in an out of business all the time and all their 4473 forms go straight to ATF’s database. They have over 100million in their computer already. The NRA (and I) aren’t so much against background checks, they are afraid of gun registration. If they know who has guns, they can and will confiscate them. Just look at Kalif, they are busy making guns that once were legal, now illegal. So your legally purchased AR-15 is now a felony to possess and if they knew who had them, they would send their special state police gun confiscation swat unit to your house to collect it and arrest you. This is a fact, liberals want to confiscate all your guns, everything they do is to prepare for that day.
May 7, 2013 at 1:02am
The author of this article has no idea what he is talking about, the NRA has been straight down the line pro-2nd amendment, pro-gun. Simple as that. It is the Democrat party who has moved to the left and so has the Republican party for that matter. Every president until Bill Clinton was an honorary life member of the NRA, it was an Honor. This country has moved drastically to the left, the NRA has just stayed to it’s principals. They are in fact the only organization that represents me, what I believe. God bless the NRA and God bless America.