It’s probably not going to be a disaster on the scale of Waco or Ruby Ridge, but the US Government’s Bureau of Land Management has a real battle on its hands in Nevada and the usual suspects (e.g. Glenn Beck’s The Blaze) are making an awful lot of noise about it. Report from UPI:
The federal Bureau of Land Management has moved to round up 900 of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, causing an outcry over government overreach.
Bundy, 68, has been in a two-decade battle with the BLM over allowing his cattle to graze on public lands that surround his farm without paying grazing fees. The BLM finally decided to round up and seize the cattle, and closed the land until May 12 to give them time to get all the beef cows.
The herd has grown since 1993 and Bundy flatly refuses to pay the grazing fees, saying the family has been there since since 1870, well before the creation of the BLM in 1946. When the BLM came to round up the cows the family made a call for help.
“YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHAT YOU CAN DO! AND NOW ITS TIME!” they wrote on the Bundy family blog Sunday. “They have my cattle and now they have one of my boys. Range War begins at Bundy ranch at 9:30 a.m.”
Bundy said they brought tanks and assault rifles.
“They’re carrying the same things a soldier would,” he said. “Automatic weapons, sniper rifles, top communication, top surveillance equipment, lots of vehicles. It’s heavy soldier type equipment.”…
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