Sheriff Confirms Bundy Ranch Standoff Is Just Getting Started

The ranching family confronted with a barrage of armed federal agents over the past week – along with scores of constitutional patriots who stood in support – has been able to breathe a sigh of relief after the Bureau of Land Management decided Saturday to back down. Unfortunately, evidence has since surfaced suggesting the federal government is merely regrouping before charging back into Clark County, Nev.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who some suggest would stand to benefit from forcing the Bundys off of the federal land on which their ranch sits, declared Monday that the situation is “not over.”

Former Graham County, Ariz. Sheriff Richard Mack, currently with the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, is concerned about the possibility of federal agents returning with even more force. Hundreds of protesters – consisting primarily of cowboys and state militia members – arrived en masse to form a human barrier against the BLM onslaught.

“It was a ploy to get people to back off, to get people out of the way,” he said of Saturday’s retreat. “They weren’t expecting us to get this amount of people here.”

When officers ultimately returned the cattle seized during the standoff, Mack said up to 800 protesters were on the scene.

“They were surprised by the numbers and so they wanted a way to get us out of here,” he reasoned. “This was a ploy to get us out of here and then they’re going after the Bundys.”

Protesters, worried about the possibility of federal agents opening fire on the assembled group of protesters, began to put some of the most vulnerable activists among them near the front. This tactic, they presumed, would force armed officers to consider the consequences of instigating violence. Mack, however, said he would gladly stand on the front lines.

“I would’ve gone next,” he said. “I would’ve been the next one to be killed. I’m not afraid to die here.”

He concluded that bloodshed is all but guaranteed should the government initiate a raid of the ranch, which the Bundy family has operated since 1877. Clark County, which was reportedly once home to 53 ranches, now consists of just the Bundy Ranch.

According to Mack, the BLM is interested in destroying the ranching industry, which was largely responsible for building the American West. He expressed frustration with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who failed to act against the federal overreach despite concluding their actions were unconstitutional.

“He could have called in the state’s national guard,” Mack said, “could have called in the sheriff’s office, could have called in highway patrol, and he’s done nothing except assail what’s going on. That’s easy; that’s cowardly.”

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Comments

  1. Very sad to see Governor Sandoval not upholding and following-through on the oath he took to defend and protect Americans

  2. Evermyrtle says:

    It is beyond the imagination of a common everyday person the limit that the government will go to get it's way. Right? Wrong? The government with any evil or unfair intention, is always right.

  3. Reid has a group of Chinese buyers willing to pay bunches of money to him to keep buying land in the US.

    • Hi Bruce,
      Did you say Chinese buyers? Thanks to the crooks in DC and Obama we owe the Chinese Trillions of borrowed money. Harry Reid is behind this dirty deal of land grabbing to either sell it cheap or give it to China for the Trillions that we owe.

      This is just the beginning, this won’t stop with Mr. Bundy, there is a lot more to this story that is NOT being told. The American people have the most corruptible administration ever, I see a Civil War coming very soon.

  4. WHO sent these officers to enforce one mans decision on this subject ? FIRE HIM?HER !

  5. BoosscaTT says:

    Just came back from an ATV ride with my friend. The area where the BLM
    staged it's OBAMINATION still has trailers and shipping containers on it. It
    is being protected by two units of Las Vegas Metro Officers with a Nevada
    HP car above the area on the bridge. We were turned around by LVPD Metro.
    Portable lighting is still in place. As we rode around the outside of the
    BLM encampment area from half mile to five miles we saw BLM Polaris Crew Cab
    ATV's in the distance.

    AS we followed their tracks we came across one of those ATV's of the BLM 6
    miles northwest of their encampment in a river bed. No BLM Agents near it
    or to be seen. At least four BLM agents can ride in these vehicles. We
    did not see any BLM agents in the area. Additionally, we came across
    numerous tri-pod antenna sets with yellow boxes. These were freshly set up.
    No wind blown tracks here just fresh foot prints. This equipment was new out
    of the box electronics. Obviously they are coming back or just monitoring
    the tortoises they are hunting to euthanize!

    The BLM and Harry Reid along with Obamination are up to something!

    • roanymacaroni says:

      Were any of you aware that some of Bundy's grand kids found a mass grave where the gov't thugs had buried a bunch of cows. This was reported on Greta's show tonight.

  6. The article that I have copy has information that may or may not be true but it does make sense as to what is going on with this land dispute, the real reason. And it makes sense as to why this administration is working desperately to dis-arm the American citizens. Please do your own research on this and come to your own conclusion. There are several articles written in regards to this, do your research and get the facts for yourself. I for myself believe that this government would do this ultimate act of betrayal, lets not kid ourselves they are capable of doing the un-thinkable

    (Please Read This)
    "US Gives China Eminent Domain Over US Property"
    "This is Beyond High Treason"

    “Barack Hussein Obama is elected, in 2008 promising "Change you can believe in." After taking office in January, Obama sends Hillary Clinton on a critical mission to China and helps write H.R. 45 — a complete grab of America's guns ala Adolph Hitler"

    "China agrees to continue investing in U.S. Treasury Bills only after securing the right of "eminent domain" to physically repossess foreclosed American PRIVATE PROPERTY. "

    "The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China."

    "This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities – to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government."

    "Put it simply, the feds have now actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to "take" all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt."

    "This is an unimaginable betrayal of every man, woman and child in the USA. An outrage worthy of violent overthrow.”

    If this Treasonous administration dis-arms the American people we will lose for sure our businesses and properties, our properties have been offer payment to China

    I Linda find this article shocking and disturbing, if this is true then Obama has succeeded in destroying our Country, people better wake up and thanks to all of those morons who voted for him, they voted for the destruction of our Country

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Linda this is the fight that this half black c-ck sucker Obutthole wants.He wants to show the public he and the democraps have law enforcement willing to kill American citizens when he decides to declare Martial Law.I pray nights so that Dingy Harry has a massive heart attack.

      • Hi Edward,
        I too say the same prayer about Dingy Harry, I beginning to hate this little disgusting man and the rest of these criminals

  7. I personally see WE THE PEOPLE having to stand up to the BEAUROCRACY and having all out war with the same people we are paying.
    Let us bring our guns where ever we go .
    We should start by taking over all FEDERAL offices first.

  8. Edwardkoziol says:

    This stand off goes to show you how you can trust the federal gov.with this tarbaby being president.It also shows you that Law enforcement will turn on Americans.This is what this half black asshole wants to show Americans he can and will kill citizens.

  9. Per the US constitution, the county Sheriff is the highest law of the counthy, even above any federal officer.
    He needs to stop this before it goes any further.

  10. marxist bast-rds

  11. Nationcrying says:
    • Thanks for the link Nationcrying,

      So that it explains why this Sheriff did NOT stand with Mr. Bundy because he was already in the hip pock of Dirty little Harry Reid. So dirty Harry Reid gives the Sheriff Gillespie an award of the year to pacified him

      I hope Sheriff Douglas Gillespie receives millions of email from all over the Country from concern citizens letting him know that he was brought like a fool and paid for by this crook Harry Reid

      The only reason he got this award of Sheriff of the year a month before this criminal act took place was to insured the corporation of this Sheriff, and so far it worked.

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