Federal Snipers Train Guns on Family For Filming Cattle

Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trained guns on members of a family Sunday after they dared to stop and take video footage of cattle outside the bounds of a designated “First Amendment Area,” before arresting one of the men for non-compliance.

Image: Sniper Training (YouTube).

The cattle were being rounded up by BLM officers as part of a crackdown on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay “grazing fees” demanded by the feds as a result of a re-classification of 600,000 acres of federal land in northeastern Clark County which Bundy claims has been in his family for generations.

Some fear the dispute could turn into a Ruby Ridge-style violent standoff because Bundy has said he is prepared to become a martyr for what he perceives as a constitutional stance against tyranny.

As we reported earlier, the feds have now started rounding up Bundy’s cattle in the name of protecting a supposedly endangered species, the desert tortoise, forbidding Bundy from interfering or even entering the vast area. The case is quickly turning into another iconic battle between big government and a besieged family.

Fears that the confrontation may turn violent and concerns that Bundy is drawing increased support from liberty activists and the local community prompted the feds to tape off two ridiculous “First Amendment Areas,” outside of which free speech in support of Bundy is banned. A sign placed inside the area reads “Welcome to Amerika – Wake Up” alongside a hammer and sickle logo.

When Bundy’s family members violated that rule yesterday in an attempt to peacefully document the cattle roundup, they were met with a barrage of loudspeaker warnings and four BLM snipers with their guns trained on the dissenters.

“Several members of the family had gone out for a drive in several vehicles to try to monitor the ongoing federal action to remove their father’s cattle from the range,” reports the Moapa Valley Progress. “They were not travelling on recently restricted federal land, but were travelling along the state highway looking north across the valley for signs of cattle, Ryan Bundy said.”

“He was doing nothing but standing there and filming the landscape,” Bundy said of his brother Dave. “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.”

Image: BLM “First Amendment Area” (YouTube).

None of the family members were armed, but as soon as Dave Bundy began filming the cattle in the distance, 11 BLM vehicles each with two agents arrived and surrounded him.

“They also had four snipers on the hill above us all trained on us. We were doing nothing besides filming the area,” said Ryan Bundy.

The family were told to leave the area via loudspeaker because they had violated the crudely established “First Amendment Area”.

“They said that we had no first amendment rights except for up by the bridge where they had established an area for that,” Bundy said.

When Dave Bundy didn’t immediately heed the warning and return to his vehicle, a dog was set on him and he was subsequently arrested.

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

When Dave Bundy’s father Cliven attempted to contact emergency response in both Mesquite and for Metro in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of his son, he was told to, “get off the phone or he would be arrested,” according to Ryan Bundy.

Should the Bundy case escalate any further, what has up to this point remained a largely local news story threatens to explode into a national controversy – re-igniting resentment over big government and a federal bureaucracy increasingly trampling on the rights of the American people to be left alone.

RELATED: Armed Feds Prepare For Showdown With Nevada Cattle Rancher

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12 Responses to Federal Snipers Train Guns on Family For Filming Cattle

  1. John Bykowski says:

    Everybody needs to ask the real question….Where does the money trail lead? That’s what it is all about. Another case of corruption unfolds, which We the people chose to ignore, or justify in some bizarre way. First of all the cattle are not harmful to the preservation of the desert tortoise. As a matter of fact they are actually beneficial. It may sound crappy, but cow manure is a good source of protein for the tortoise. Secondly, Mr. Bundy, and his forefathers have been utilizing this land since 1870, he has squatters rights at the very least. Grandfather clause, because they were there prior to the very existence of the BLM in 1946. Now they want money. Bottom line. If the cattle were harmful to the desert tortoise, then why should their be a grazing fee period? He is allowed to let his cattle graze, if he pays an extortion fee to “WHOM”? History repeats itself, We the people of the United States will stand up once again to battle an oppressive government for our Rights, and Freedom. Which are slowly, and undeniably being taken away from us. If you deny it, then I call you an ignorant fool. The corruption, and atrocities committed by our government on a daily basis needs to be stopped. Maybe this incident will be a wake up call.

  2. Mike says:

    Sound like Mr Bundy has enough witnesses and information to file a multi million dollar lawsuit against the federal government. This is about the only thing that the government fears is loosing money and their jobs. Btw just because they have guns don’t mean they can use them, you cannot legally shot an unarmed person, unless their is a threat to human life. Taking photos from a state highway is not a threat.

  3. Jeff Collier says:

    NOW aanswer this—WHY does the BLM NEED SWAT and SNIPERS–are they afraid that their SNAKES will attack—TIME for ALL THE RANCHERS to FORM a RAPID REACTION UNIT ARMED and READY TO REMOVE THESE FEDERAL TRASH from EARTH FOREVER—and IF YOU OUT THERE NEED HELP in SETTING UP these RAPID REACTION UNITS –just ASK–I know many out west that WILL HELP YOU!!

    OH and DOORBELL—-your AZZWIPES IN DC had NO RIGHT OR REASON to — re-classify ANY of these 600,000 acres of federal land in northeastern Clark County which Bundy claims has been in his family for generations.
    YOU and YOUR FED TRASH under the ILLEGAL ARAB OBAMA HAD BEST FIND A HOLE and slither into it–WE STILL KILL SNAKES and HANG TRAITORS HERE in our country and ALL YOU FEDS READING THIS—BEST REMEMBER YOUR OATH WAS TO OUR CONSTITUTION–it just might mean YOU WILL SEE ANOTHER BIRTHDAY !!

  4. mperkins2 says:

    rbodell, you seem to be the only one who doesn’t read the whole article. How much are you paid to come up with your stupid replies. It seems to come easy for you.

    • Jeff Collier says:

      RBODELL the DOORBELL is some of the TRASH from DC–a SNAKE WHO NEVER LEARNED how to read AND a SWORN OBAMM BUTT LICKER–nothing but TRASH and there fore NOT WORTH an answer !

  5. Ranchers and farmers helped build our nation. Seems the FEDS are over reacting with force. My dear friend and comrade Veterans Administration Police Officer Ronald Herns was gunned down by thugs at the Bronx VA Medical Center. VA Police then didn’t carry guns then. THe FBI and U.S. Marshals have never brought anyone to justice for the killing. Maybe we should ask the Bureau of Land Management to help. It seems they have the resources.

  6. rbodell says:

    As usual the title was changed for those who only comment on the title without reading the whole thing.

    • Laura Bernard Mielcarek says:

      The title was changed? Changed from what? Are you saying the title is not accurate? Are you saying federal snipers did NOT train their weapons on the family as they were filming? Do you have information that contradicts what is in the article?

      What ARE you saying, rbdb? Or, is this just more of your lies and absurd, baseless accusations? You are dismissed.

  7. John Wilke says:

    True Insanity a Turtle Trumps a Man’s Rights Could the get any More Stupid?

  8. Dave says:

    Agenda 21

  9. Frogman says:

    The Feds are out of control.
    Be a good time for a spector to make a few passes.

  10. vuillemin says:

    typic ecologist terrorism for no real dammage to nature! her ethey try do destroy th esmall dam of my mill according Europa bill but it seems that administrativ court still aggree with right on water signed by our last king Mouis Philippe and not a gay in a socialist buro!
    But they still bothe rme and want a ladder for eels!!!!no matte rif eels have been passing ove rth esmall dam for centuries!

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