Bundy Battle: 1st Salvo Of Revolution
By Susan Duclos
Sunday, April 13, 2014
By now most know the the story of Cliven Bundy, how the federal government, via the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arbitrarily decided in the 1990s to insist Nevada ranchers in the Bunkerville area stop their cattle from grazing in areas the BLM deemed to be protected for the desert tortoise. Many ranchers have been forced off their land as was explained by one of Bundy’s neighbors, who was threatened then forced off his land.
Long story short, Bundy decided to stop paying the federal “grazing fees”, yet continued to pay his state fees and/or taxes, fought this battle for 20 years before it came to a head and BLM brought the full force of the federal government in, armed agents, snipers, K-9s, attacked and assaulted Bundy supporters, and all caught on film for not only the country, but the for the world, to see.
The BLM issued a statement they were ceasing operations due to “safety” issues and then the militias, neighbors and Bundy supporters faced off with them at the BLM compound gates and demanded the release of hundreds of heads of cattle that they had stolen. They did so.
Caught up? Good.