Rogue BLM, Rancher’s Son Arrested, Family Targeted by Fed Snipers For Non-Compliance

Rogue BLM, Rancher’s Son Arrested, Family Targeted by Fed Snipers For Non-Compliance

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The BLM is doing their best ATF, Ruby Ridge impersonation. The rogue agency is presently involved in what many feel is an illegal invalidation of Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy’s grazing rights as well as the unauthorized roundup of his cattle.

The big jackboot of the federal government is on display for all to see. This is how they respond to those who would dare to stand up to them.

Dave Bundy, Cliven Bundy’s son, was arrested by armed BLM officers while he was standing on the side of SR 170. His apparent crime, unauthorized picture taking of his family’s cattle grazing along the Virgin River.

Ryan Bundy, Dave’s brother recounts how several family members had gone out to observe what the feds were doing with the family cattle.

The BLM is in the process of confiscating the Bundy cattle as their solution to his failure to recognize their order which invalidated his grazing rights. His contention is that those rights were bought and paid for and the order itself is illegitimate.

On March 27, BLM officials arbitrarily announced they were closing roughly 300,000 acres of land, including that which is in dispute, apparently to help conceal their actions from public scrutiny. They have set up so-called “free speech zones” for media, which are far-removed from and beyond view of the actual activity.

As is customary, the Feds blame the citizen for their actions. National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said, during a press conference, that “Mr Bundy has created a larger burden to the taxpayers through his statements.

She continued, “He has said that he will ‘do whatever it takes’ and that his response to the impound will ‘have to be more physical’. When threats are made that could jeopardize the safety of the American people, the contractors and our personnel; we have the responsibility to provide law enforcement to account for their safety. The greater the threats, the more security that is needed to provide public safety and the greater the cost to the American taxpayer. We are hopeful that lawful protests don’t escalate to illegal activity.”

Through all of their years of ranching, the Bundy’s haven’t posed a risk to anybody. The only thing that is different is the presence of federal goons.

As to the arrest of Dave Bundy, his brother Ryan insists that his brother was merely taking photographs. “He was doing nothing but standing there and filming the landscape,” Ryan Bundy said. “We were on the state highway, not even off of the right-of-way. Even if they want to call [the area that we were filming] federal land; which it’s not; we weren’t even on it. We were on the road.”

The group of four Bundy vehicles had parked on the north side of the road and Dave was filming. Out of nowhere a contingent  of BLM vehicles swarmed down upon them. Ryan Bundy described it, saying , “I counted, they had 11 vehicles all with at least two agents in each one, maybe more.” He said, “They also had four snipers on the hill above us all trained on us. We were doing nothing besides filming the area.”

None of the Bundys were armed with anything more than a camera. BLM loudspeakers ordered the family to leave the area.  Bundy continued, “They said that we had no first amendment rights except for up by the bridge where they had established an area for that.”

The BLM has established two fenced areas near the City of Mesquite, that they have designated as free speech areas for members of the public to express their opinions. In other words, they have declared the remainder of the area to be Constitution-Free Zones with our rights invalidated.

Dave didn’t return fast enough for the jackboots. “He was filming and talking on the phone, I don’t know to whom. It happened pretty fast. They came down on him hard and had a German Shepherd on him. And then they took him,” Ryan said.

He continued, “I stayed and witnessed the whole thing. I told them that I was not going to engage them and that I just wanted to take my brother with me. But they were pushing, pushing, pushing! So I did stay there long enough to witness the whole thing, about 10 feet away from me.”

BLM issued the following statement: “An individual is in custody in order to protect public safety and maintain the peace. The individual has rights and therefore details about the arrest will not be disclosed until and unless charges are filed.”

Ryan Bundy says they have nowhere to turn.  “We don’t have any policing representation,” he said. “Our local police will not respond. The County Sheriff will not respond. NHP will not respond.”

BLM claims this arrest was for public safety. It is clearly because the family isn’t backing town to their tyranny and BLM is being exposed as tyrannical overzealous thugs. The militarized police and feds, they’ve got all of this ammunition and weapons, and a real itch to use them.

Rick Wells is a conservative author who believes an adherence the U.S. Constitution would solve many of today’s problems. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.

103 COMMENTS

  1. When threats are made that could jeopardize the safety of the American people, the contractors and our personnel; we have the responsibility to provide law enforcement to account for their safety (quoted from above article) — WHAT ABOUT – ARRESTING EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS ETC. THAT'S WHO WE NEED TO BE PROTECTED FROM !!!!!! THIS ACTION AGAINST BUNDY IS BULL CHIT !!!

  2. I hope he can prove he has bona fide, paid for grazing rights, and can prove it fast. These assholes will slaughter and bulldoze his cattle into a mass grave. (Which is where jack-booted Fed thugs are gonna start ending up). Any questions about where some of the billion rounds of Fed ammo ended up?

  3. 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.

    The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The vast and rugged land is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and the land has been off-limits for cattle since 1998. Five years before that, when grazing was legal, Bundy stopped paying federal fees for the right.

    “For more than two decades, cattle have been grazed illegally on public lands in northeast Clark County,” the BLM said in a statement. “BLM and (the National Park Service) have made repeated attempts to resolve this matter administratively and judicially. Impoundment of cattle illegally grazing on public lands is an option of last resort.”

  4. Fox news just had a special on about this very thing happening to the Hage family. The cattle were confiscated and sold and the rightful owners were sent a bill to make up the difference between what the cattle were worth and what they sold for. The kicker is the fedgov legally is prohibited from owning land per the Constitution.

  5. Boy is this more of obama's effort to destroy the middle class?………….If this rancher or any other has paid to graze on govt. land then your (BLM)action are illegal……………Thus far, from the news report, you have acted like Russia's Putin………………

  6. This happens a lot in Nevada. Another family was targeted in 2003. It was horrible, the head of the family died tragically and then they took everything. They still threaten his family even though they have like 10 cows left that stay on the ranch and don't graze on public land. It was awful, lots on horrible tactics were used to scare his family.

  7. Has everyone forgot the it is illegal for the federal government to OWN land? Read the constitution. This thing we call government is way out of control. This boils down to the Feds and these worthless mustangs. Ranchers need to open their fences up and set a few stacks of hay inside and stand back with their rifles and shoot every mustang that enters their private property.

  8. I saw this on Fox also. I left a message on bundy's YouTube channel to get in touch with the Pine Creek Ranch as they had won their case against BLM illegally using the federal goverment to confiscate their cattle. I hope he contacts them for help. BLM is corrupt!

  9. This is not a Democrat or Republican thing. I waiting for people to wake up and realize they are all the same. They only wear different masks. Time to write in our voted representatives instead of voting for the ones the corporations have selected for us. Time to think for ourselves America!!

  10. Sorry about the grammar above. This site gives you the option of editing your post but will not allow me to do so.

  11. Yes, lets destroy a FAMILY and save a friggin "tortoise". How about start destroying the eco-freaks homes because they threaten OUR way of life!!

  12. Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development, as well as State waiving of Constitutional – Article IV, sec 2 of the Constitution, Amendments IV & V, waving of Miranda, indefinite detention, et al – have become silently (if not secretly) embedded in documents such as the new ACA, NDAA and other federal documents, bills and policies that completely overstep the fundamental First Principles of Liberty on which we were founded.

  13. Ted Davis the tortoise cant take care of them self's people have to save some thing from people that thank there more important then every thing else. "egocentric people"

  14. Ted Davis totally missed the part about him not paying grazing fees, didn't you….ask any rancher and 90% will tell you they have to pay to graze. While I don't know much about desert turtles I would gather that for them to get 'protected' status means they are close to being in the endangered list. Nothing wrong with trying to save a species from that state of decline.

  15. Real estate and private property are mutually exclusive.
    Presumption of private property rights will not prevail when only the privileges of qualified ownership of estate are in operation.

  16. Landon Shook The eco-freaks was going to kill 'em because they didnt have the money to continue "protecting" them but NOW they pull this crap?? How about "stupid people"? I guess the little turtles are more important to you freaks. BTW, they eat cow manure so tell me again just what your ignorant point is!!

  17. Landon Shook The eco-freaks was going to kill 'em because they didnt have the money to continue "protecting" them but NOW they pull this crap?? How about "stupid people"? I guess the little turtles are more important to you freaks. BTW, they eat cow manure so tell me again just what your ignorant point is!!
    I checked your page & you dont seem very intelligent. You claim to be an atheist & quote budda. What an idiot.

  18. i didnt miss that part. You must have missed the rest of the story. There is a reason he stopped paying. We live under a tyrannical gov. All parties to blame & the tax payers are mostly to blame because WE have allowed it. This isnt the same U.S. I grew up in. Do you know how to boil a frog? You put him in cold water& turn on the heat. By the time he knows whats going on, its to late. THAT is what has happened to us.

  19. Ted Davis The desert tortoise has been officially designated the California State Reptile. Harming, collecting, or otherwise harassing a desert tortoise is punishable by federal civil and/or criminal penalties of up to a $50,000 fine and one year in jail, or both, plus California penalties. . Tortoises come out in the spring to eat grasses and wildflowers, drink water from the spring rains. " I didnt see any cow dong."

  20. Which is EXACTLY why we need to reverse the Fed Land grabs of yesterday and return all lands and mineral/resource rights to the individual states. Fuck the Feds!

  21. If Bundy is the rightful owner of the cattle and the government rounds them up and sells them, isn't that considered cattle rustling?

  22. Landon Shook- Fucking bullshit- they survived centuries without our help. That's the arrogance of asshole green turds!

  23. Soooo, your reason for not taking the first step to save us all would be what?? I'm talking about you still breathing. Have you ever heard of "buddhism"? Hint: religion. I'm still waiting on you helping the world "thrive".

  24. Look into a similar case involving the Hammond family in south east Oregon. The EPA, BLM, and Fish and Wildlife Service have become militarized and dangerous. They are attacking smaller ranchers and landowners across the west.

  25. I live farther east, where you have to own or lease land to graze your livestock. This guy is grazing his animals illegally, he was told to remove them by the property owner (the Federal Government) and he didn't. Family members are being arrested for their safety and the safety of others since the family had threatened bodily injury to anyone who tried to remove the cattle. I see nothing wrong with this situation, they are squatters and they are being dealt with under the confines of the law. Any unbranded cattle (unknown owners) will be confiscated and sold and the families cattle will be sold to collect any unpaid grazing fees for the past decade.

  26. Ted Davis I am on a movement against ignorance and work on my self every day.
    "Don't blindly believe what I say. Don't believe me because others convince you of my words. Don't believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts."Buddha. that really sounds like a religion lol.
    did you every read Buddhas words on gods if no then your speaking from ignorance.

  27. buddhism is a r.e.l.i.g.i.o.n. I hope that was slow enough for ya scooter. Try some research on the subject. Just google it. And believe me, I would NEVER stoop to your ignorant level & believe anything you say. I wouldnt read anything that moron had to say either. Are you working on helping save the world yet. There are lots of ways to do it.

  28. Ted Davis “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” LOL have a nice day old man and all that knows me also knows We live under a tyrannical gov.

  29. Bunch of dam unlawful government people that suck ass and r on power trips ,,stand up to the bunch of legalized thugs,that freak of a pres. has got the american people going against each other and we r all blinded by the lies and what the Gov. is up to , we r being set up and lied to , its the only way to get done what he has plans to do ,,,and thats bring down America

  30. I know how to save the turtles, let us solve the real problem, ban all humans!!! That will save the environment from the dreaded humans for sure! Now correct me if I am wrong but did this not take place in Nevada? Why would California penalties apply to anything in Nevada? Oh maybe that is where we should start with project clean the earth of humans, we can name the bill the Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael Act. TMNT act for short. This whole thing is ridiculous should of never gotten to this level, pay your land rent it don't matter who the landlord is or you risk losing your cattle. Landlord does not renew your lease move your cattle! Swat teams with snipers in the Bureau of Land Mismanagement? WTF? What is next having to apply for a permit 3 months in advance to fire up the BBQ grill for a weekend family cookout?

  31. If there telling the truth The Mojave desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1989. The tortoise is also protected under Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 503 080). Nevada's desert tortoise is a threatened species. It is important for all of us to understand the laws regarding the wild and pet desert tortoise populations. The desert tortoise is listed as threatened. The population has decreased by as much as 90 percent in some areas since the 1980s due to vandalism, predation, disease, and collection for pets (now illegal). Habitat loss from mining, livestock grazing, off-road vehicles, and development are also major factors threatening this (ancient animal).

  32. Landon Shook There are 250,000 or these tortoises tagged. They are not endangered. This is really about mustangs. Stupid ass libs been bitching about this for some time in this area. Re-open the slaughter houses and kill these mustangs or at least cut their numbers back. They are useless anyway. I hate to break it to you but the federal government couldn't own this land. It would be illegal. At this very moment our federal government is committing treason on Americans. The officials in charge should be liable for all cost and jailed. Any political leaders who don't step up to the plate should be ran out of office on a rail. Liberal america is not going to know what to do when you piss enough of us off with your gay way of thinking. My advice would be run back to the closet you once valued so much.

  33. Eric Sorensen im a libertarian thank you and i dont like bigots.
    Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's opinion, ethnicity, evaluative orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. i also dont trust the federal government but also don't want a lot of bigots to have it. animals are more impotent to me then a man "owning" land .

  34. Eric Roberts, I'd like to know these '50' different parties. Please name them. Because I only know of a few: democrats, republican, liberal, conservatives, and constitutionalists. And let me refresh your memory a bit. The trouble started in 2005. Even though republican had the president seat, it was democrats that had congress. And Bush tried what all democrats so foolishly try to stress: bipartisan!!! And he tried. Whatever documents they wanted signed (they being liberals and dumbocrats), he signed. All but 2. Do your political homework before you drop two cents into the hat please

  35. Eric Roberts….different adminstration, different organization. Learn to do some research and maybe you won't sound so ignorant. The fact remains, the liberals in congress have done more to erode the rights of American citizens than any other party.

  36. Excuse me let me rephrase that before someone tries to take my words out of context. Republicans had the majority over democrats, but try and wrap your head around this…The unions and lobbyists mainly only deal with the democrats and liberals. So imagine your state or region is overrun by unions or the businesses in those areas are dictated by the lobbyists. If you oppose anything they want, they cut the funding to any or all programs in that area. Including employment, taxes, cost of living, ect. So if you oppose them in any way, they'll (along with liberal and democratic run media outlets) run that or those peoples names in the ground publicly. And the next time they go up for reelection, and there's proof of a negative fall on employment or above said examples, they're out of office. Replaced by dems or libs. That's politics. That's why everyone ought to be constitutionalists. Because this country has been run by republican and democrat "gangs" for over 150 years. Last non-party president was George Washington. This is a republic, not a democracy. Treat it like one

  37. I do not care if you (anyone) are Republican, Democrat, Independent or anything else !!! RIGHT IS RIGHT and WRONG IS WRONG !! This action taken against Mr. Bundy is totally uncalled for. Since the man has used this land for all these years why can't the government just let him continue using it, but with less acerage ?? Why take his cattle, I'll tell you why because the government is using him as an EXAMPLE !!!!!!!! It's wrong, wrong, wrong !!!!!!!!!

  38. I saw this the other day when I drove to LA and again when I came back. There were tons of white suburbans out there. I wondered what was going one. Looked like a man hunt. I'm sure there's more to this story than we are hearing!

  39. Liberals refer to liberal Democrats, I will spell it out for you from now on so you don't get confused. Now, on to your point about the previous administration. I was not a supporter is GWB, especially after the Ruby Ridge incident and the subsequent cover up. That being said, you are literally the pot calling the kettle black here. If your precious liberal Democrats are so much better then why would they allow this to happen? The same exact thing as before? The truth of the matter is it doesn't matter what side of the isle they are on, the government is not concerned about your rights. That being said, this current adminstration has done more to undermine our rights than any one before it. You can't deny that. Just one example that I think will serve for all: Look at the NDAA 2012, paying attention to the section that abolishes our bill of rights….all from your beloved Democrats.

  40. Eric Roberts Wrong again. You should be ashamed of yourself for defending this tyranny Clearly, you're far too ignorant and deceitful to deserve the Freedoms and Liberties afforded us by our laws. Now go slither on back under that God Damned rock from which you came, cretin.

  41. Liberals refer to liberal Democrats, I will spell it out for you from now on so you don't get confused. Now, on to your point about the previous administration. I was not a supporter is GWB, especially after the Ruby Ridge incident and the subsequent cover up. That being said, you are literally the pot calling the kettle black here. If your precious liberal Democrats are so much better then why would they allow this to happen? The same exact thing as before? The truth of the matter is it doesn't matter what side of the isle they are on, the government is not concerned about your rights. That being said, this current adminstration has done more to undermine our rights than any one before it. You can't deny that. Just one example that I think will serve for all: Look at the NDAA 2012, paying attention to the section that abolishes our bill of rights….all from your beloved Democrats.

  42. Hey Danny Martin, if what you say is true……why did they arrest the son for filming off a public road?

  43. Eric Roberts YOU, cretin, are NOT ALLOWED to ask me "questions". There wil be no ore "debate". Like I said…. Now go slither on back under that God Damned rock from which you came, cretin.

  44. When you live in Nevada, where there is A LOT of land, which is still open for grazing animals, wild horses and landfills, you know what BLM stands for. I can imagine Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona residents are equally familiar with the BLM. It's used nearly everyday around here.

  45. David Weaver thats right….a fucking little pussy pig shit like Harry Fuckwad Reid lying son of a bitch democrat piece of crap….lets see, did I cover it all? Im good!

  46. Bureau of Land Misuse! These itchy finger thugs are just an extension of already over corrupt government that is going to far. If has paid fees since the 80's, who cares now!?? It says it all in the article what our government is up, special free speech zone?????? WTF. The government is asking it's citizens to either abide or challenge them. I am all for challenging them and enforcing and protecting our constitutional rights.

  47. The sign says PUBLIC LAND. Have you guys never seen Open Range ? If we were back then we would be going to the aid of Mr. Bundy like the towns people ended up doing.

  48. Eric Roberts repulians are for personale freedom , and say we have to much govermentl

    . poor ole cows now they get bo food or water and may get put into pens and get dust in their lung illness .

  49. Eric Roberts These are Demonazi thugs and goons. Jackbooted thugs with Nazi bucket helmets right out of 1930s Germany.

  50. Ted Davis ,this hasn't got anything to do with a damn "tortoise", it has to do with a dead beat that won't pay the rent and thiinks he can do what he wants to with land we own, not him. We, the American People, own the land and he won't pay his rent. Boot him off and keep his cattle for the past due rent.

  51. Keith Ringgenberg but they haven't paid the rent since the nineties. Can't you see anything wrong with that? What if you owned the land he is squatting on, would you let him use it for all those years and not pay you any rent?

  52. Richard Seeley I read that too, funny, one year they want to kill the turtles, next year they want to save them, we have to live by their ever changing whims?

  53. Eric Roberts It was all the liberals fault because they wanted it their way or no way…Nice try dumbass!….I bet you get your news from MSNBC and youtube…Very unreliable!

  54. Eric Roberts are you really that stupid? Should I use small words so that you might understand? The Dmocrats are he ggroup to blame for the current depression/recession we are in. It started when Lyndon Johnson allowed the government to "borrow" from Social Security, then Jimmy Carter cleared out the remainig funds leaving only IOU's, then Bill Clinton giving $600 million in tax credits to manufacturing companies who move our jobs overseas, to the final idiot Obama that has cost us everyting that was left of a free society Under Obama the Natonal Debt has almost doubled in less than 5 years, record levels of unemployeed, record numbers on welfare, $9 trillion missing from the Federal Reserve, and a constant attack on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. All this and the best you libretards can do is "it's Bush's fault".

  55. Landon Shook The tortoise isn as old as the dinosaurs Look like its doing a good job of taking cqre of itself. maybe when they take your property you'll be concerned .but then it'll be too late

  56. Richard Seeley Organized killing of wildlife. Republicans finally have something to cheer about. if you read the The petition page there trying to find other places for them to go and only euthanize the sick so other don't catch it.

  57. Mark Warren best summary of geolibertarianism is Thomas Paine's assertion that "Men did not make the earth. It is the value of the improvements only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property. Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." On the other hand, Locke wrote that private land ownership should be praised, as long as its product was not left to spoil and there was "enough, and as good left in common for others";

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