Nevada Officials Refuse To Take The Resident Endangering Bundy Militias Seriously

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In spite of Republicans and conservative pundits beating a hasty retreat from their adoration and undying support of racist criminal Cliven Bundy, the so-called “American patriot” and his armed militia are still in the news and causing distress for Nevada residents. It was bad enough that Bundy summoned armed vigilantes to confront federal agents executing a federal court order to great cheering from patriots at Fox News, Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, and Republican politicians, but the issue is far from settled and armed militias are still taking their call to arms very seriously. Unfortunately, Nevada officials are not taking the Bundy militias very seriously at all and they are obstructing justice as well as not protecting residents in and around Clarke County Nevada from armed vigilantes.

After receiving complaints from his constituents, Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV) sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie urging he take action and respond to his constituents’ concerns about the out-of-state armed militia presence in Bunkerville and the surrounding area. In the letter to Gillespie, Horsford wrote to bring Gillespie’s attention to “the ongoing situation in northeastern Clark County which has caused many of my constituents to fear for their safety. Residents of Bunkerville and the surrounding area have expressed concern over the continual presence of multiple out-of-state, armed militia groups that have remained in the community since the BLM halted its actions earlier this month.” The sheriff received the same appeals for assistance from local residents, and lacking any response or relief had to appeal to United States Congressman Steven Horsford for respite from armed terrorists.

According to Horsford’s constituent’s complaints, armed militias “Have set up checkpoints where residents are required to prove they live in the area before being allowed to pass; established a persistent presence along federal highways and state and county roads; and established an armed presence in or around community areas including local churches, school, and other community locations.” Horsford ended his appeal for help saying “the residents of and visitors to Clark County should not be expected to live under the persistent watch of an armed militia. Their continual presence has made residents feel unsafe and maligned a quiet community’s peaceful reputation.” The reason residents feel unsafe and maligned is because Nevada Republicans, Sheriff Gillespie, and Governor Brian Sandoval coddled the armed militia as constitution-loving patriots exercising their dog-given right to terrorize not only local residents, but federal agents doing their constitutional duty.

The county sheriff should have arrested the armed militia members, and Cliven Bundy, when they first gathered to start their vaunted 2nd revolution for sedition for interfering with federal agents in the execution of their duty instead of empowering them as some kind of American patriots. The sheriff’s office received the same complaints as Horsford that armed militias were setting up military-style checkpoints on county, state, and federal highways and if they were too terrified of confronting the militias, it behooved them to appeal to the Governor’s office for assistance from Nevada state law enforcement officials. However, it is not as if Sandoval, a Republican, is unaware of the continuing menace roving bands of heavily armed vigilantes is wreaking on the area, he is just either too much of a coward to challenge the militias authority over state officials, or a staunch supporter of out-of-state militias terrorizing residents.

One militia member from Oath Keepers attracted the attention of federal authorities for making threats against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and they wonder why he called them “domestic terrorists.” There are also reports from Oath Keepers that were forced out of Bundy’s “compound” and other militia members that the armed “patriots” were fighting for supremacy “over the battlefield” that led to claims patriots were drawing down on each other and threatening to shoot other militia members (Oath Keepers) in the back for “deserting the battlefield” and “committing treason of the highest order” against the Bundy Ranch. This all occurred, like militias setting up military checkpoints on state and federal highways, long after the Bureau of Land Management left the area and is the direct result of county and state law enforcement not doing their jobs of protecting federal agents and community residents that should not be victims or terrorists masquerading as American patriots loyal to the Constitution’s 10th and 2nd Amendments.

The Republican leaders in Nevada are derelict in their duty to protect residents from being terrorized by “heavily-armed” militias who feel so empowered they set up checkpoints and demanding identification from motorists before they let them pass, or are sent packing because they do not meet the militia’s requirements to pass on state and federal highways. Where is the Nevada Highway Patrol, state police, or county sheriff doing their sworn duty to “serve and protect” Nevada residents? They are either cowering in fear of out-of-state armed militias, or turning a blind eye in support of what Republicans, Fox News, and conservative pundits labeled patriotic Americans panting to start the 2nd American revolution instead of what Harry Reid accurately described as “domestic terrorists.”

 

 

43 Replies to “Nevada Officials Refuse To Take The Resident Endangering Bundy Militias Seriously”

  1. I was watching this story unfold on Maddow last night and it’s clear that this will end like the Gunfight at the OK Corral. There are several factions all vying to be the top Militia and they have guns. There will be carnage and many Darwin Awards invoked. Too bad Ted Nugent doesn’t put his money where his fat mouth is and get down there to join the fun.

  2. ARREST THEM!!! Call in the National Guard or whoever else may be needed to assist, but we can’t even begin to let such thugs exert themselves in this way. That would be setting very bad precedent. These guys have no right! This is not patriotism at all, but domestic terrorism. What are they waiting for???????

  3. The longer the govt lets this go on the bigger the mistake. It wont be long till they do this somewhere else then somewhere else. Get rid of these militias now. Nobody voted them in to play boss. Sick of this bullcrap with these terrorists.

  4. This in no way resembles “The O.k. Corral”. These are a bunch of 21st century misfits playing tough guys hiding behind their guns. The Oath Keepers ran for cover when one of their “informants”, lol, advised them of an imminent drone strike. The governor all the way down to the sheriff are nothing more then cowards, unwilling to stake their tea party rep to take care of the citizens they were voted in to protect. If Nevadans don’t learn a lesson from this then there is no hope.

  5. I think we should wash our hands of this and let them go ahead and watch this play out. The Free thinking REAL Americans be they D’s or R’ will finally get fed up and eventually confront these “patriots” I only hope they go totally un-armed save nothing but their REAL courage and understanding of what it means to be a “patriotic American. These cretins will eventually be joist by their own petards.

  6. Do these morons REALLY think that they can take on the U.S. military with their pea-shooters? Look at them, in plain site. I’m also sure that the rifle the Patriot has is fully auto…what a dummy:

    http://vimeo.com/92791958

  7. I would say that the lack of any word on this from the President, or one of his spokespeople, is a bad sign for these folks.

    President Obama seems to have a penchant for keeping things like this close to the vest.

    They are probably in for a big surprise ala President Obama.

  8. Obviously, none of these so called patriots work. They are all on the government taker system…..the whole tea party movement is about a bunch of freeloaders not wanting to pay taxes and cheating the system.
    This situation is a tough one. One wrong move by the government would create a avalanche of RW violence like a Timothy McVeigh. Faux news and RW hate radio would be doing their usual encouragement of violence. So the approach has to be diplomatic. They could just shut down all the water supply to that area….starve them out! I think they’d go home then……

  9. You are right Terry,

    Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner?

    That was the night the bin laden raid happened.

  10. WHO IS NOW ACTUALLY PAYING FOR THE HIRING, SUPPLYING, HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND MEDICAL UP-KEEP OF THESE ARMED TERRORIST, REBEL, MILITIA FORCES AND GROUPS THAT ARE NOW “ACTIVE” IN OUR COUNTRY (THE U.S.A.) TODAY? MAYBE WE CAN JUST TAKE SOME “ECONOMIC-SANCTIONS” AGAINST SOME OF THESE MILITIA GROUP’S ELITE 1% “MASTERS”. JUST LIKE WE ARE NOW DOING TO THE ELITE 1% “MASTERS” OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE. In my opinion. IF THAT DON’T WORK I THINK THAT OUR MILITARY’S TANKS CAN EASILY TREAD ON A FEW SNAKES. BUT WHY “DIRTY-UP” THE TANKS TREADS WHEN A DRONE WOULD SUFFICE. WAR IS HELL THEY SAY…

  11. Don’t you love how these low lifes put their children in harms way! It’s obvious they do not value their families safety…..unless they are assured in advance nobody is going to get hurt, come on, we’ll open the gates. That would mean the whole state is corrupt or afraid?

  12. Let them sit out there all summer if they want. With luck they’ll get bored and go home. The worst way to deal with this is an armed confrontation, which is what they want. They want martyrs for their cause. We shouldn’t give them any. If the worst happens and someone gets shot,let the blame be indisputably theirs. As for Bundy, turn his bills over to the IRS for collection.

  13. Lighter fluid eh!?..Yeah that right there shows how stupid these morons are. Lighter fluid is mostly naphthalene which evaporates very quickly at 72deg. and in the Nevada desert heat it would begin to evaporate before it hits the pavement or dirt. What idiots! These guys are their own worst enemies let alone the government that protects them.

  14. If they are really determined to fight the entire US Goverment and they’ve been out there for three weeks, why haven’t they dug a foxhole by now? My ancestors fought the US Government and they put massive trenches around Atlanta, but it still didn’t work out. Things were going OK until John Bell Hood decided to order them out of those tranches to fight Sherman and after three days of that, a third of the Army was gone. Of course Sherman didn’t have Helicopter gunships, night vision systems or fight in the desert. My family is done with fighting the United States. You boys do what you like.

  15. Maybe they’ll all die…BAD LIBERAL BAD LIBERAL! Or worse, they’ll suffer from heat exhaustion, someone will call 911 (SOCIALIST PROGRAM), the paramedics will show up (SOCIALIST PROGRAM), treat them (SOCIALIST PROGRAM), send them to the hospital(SOCIALIST PROGRAM), most won’t have insurance and will receive free medical care (SOCIALIST PROGRAM/OBAMACARE) and get saved…I hate Republicans

  16. and in the end real people, yes you still have to call them americans will get killed because of political bull crap. and both political parties will each blame the other…..

  17. Yes indeedie-do! Where ARE all those macho men and lipstick wearin’ pit bulls? You know, the ones who talk the talk, like Nugent, Palin, Jim Garrow, Reverends Huckabee, Haggard, and Robertson, David Duke, the Duck Dynasty Klan, Wayne La Pierre, on and on…where are they? Why aren’t they walkin’ the walk? How come they aren’t out there in their desert helping these “real Meri’cans” patriots to battle against the guver’mint?? And, how come these “real Mer’icans” are such big puss*ies when it comes to standing up with their Comrade Bundy? Come on Sara, round up the kids and Todd, dress’m in their Sunday camo’s; show’m how a “rogue” gets’er done!

    There must be some mistake; I bet it’s the lame stream media’s fault. The media must be refusing interviews with RW celebrities so they can’t express their 1st Amendment rights! Shucks, all that Hannity or O’Reilly would have to do is as ask RW clebs why they aren’t linking holsters and the walkin’ the walk of solidarit…

  18. These “Militia” devotees are de facto imbeciles….no disrespect to imbeciles.

  19. Whatever happened to that cascade of Army surplus M-16s, APCs, and MRAPs that DoD has been generously showering upon every tiny podunk Sheriff’s Dept. for the past 10 years?
    Oh, yeah; that stuff’s reserved exclusively for evictions, pot busts, and college kids camping in parks. You know; threats to national security.

  20. I think this bunch is being coached on what to do next. Like make sure you bring the women and children with you so in case somebody gets hurts, they’ll be a public outrage at the federal government! They need to burn them out smoke them out just like you do snakes in a hole….
    Ask the residents and folks in town to leave first…..close down shop! Then ironically the cattle should go to rescue farms to live out a long peaceful life……

  21. I think it’ll only be a matter of time before their tempers flare, and they end up killing/injuring each other. They’ve already had a couple of almost violent inter-group confrontations this week. Give them time.

    As for Pres. Obama becoming publicly involved in this. I think he’s doing the right thing by operating behind the scenes on this one. It would take him saying only one thing the rabid right-wingers perceive as “disrespecting” them, and they’d be off again, united in attacking the president and united in supporting Bundy, so, he’s decided not to give them fuel to add to their fire. They never miss an opportunity to take something he said, even if it’s just expressing his opinion, and turn it into an attack on them. They love playing the role of perpetual victims. They’ve pissed off the sheriff by threatening to shoot his deputies. He says his office is gathering intel, and he plans to take action against them.

  22. If the sheriff and the state police cannot control the situation and protect the residents the Governor should call out the National Guard. I wonder how many of the members of the various “militias” are members of the National Guard. As a retired member of the Army National Guard I know the National Guard is the militia talked the Second Amendment talks about.

  23. such an overreaction to what is essentially a landlord tennant dispute. don’t they understand that if you don’t pay the rent you get evicted and possibly sherriff saled?

  24. Why should Nevada be concerned? They know perfectly well that those loud-talking traitors will run like rabbits if a platoon of Marines show up.

    Marines can teach them a few lessons about integrity, patriotism, paying their bills, and yes, about firearms, too. Semper-Fi!

  25. I am sure that we could find us a couple of experienced prior Vietcong (Charlie) members somewhere who would love too be hired and paid by the U.S. Govt. too actually put on their old “black-pajamas”again. And then be “authorized” by our Govt. (U.S.A.) to sneak into and out of these militia clowns (with guns) lines (for a few nights) and quietly cut some of their throats. It makes a lasting impression on the “survivors” every morning (and night). In my opinion. But of coarse we could just hire local. “WAR IS HELL” (for “most” people not some).

  26. All I know….is that I made a personal trek to that part of the world, to get a personal birds eye view and my conclusion, is that 7/8’s of those supposed militia members, should all be wearing tin foil hats. I am as serious as a heart attack….

  27. Ummmm….personally, I think maybe doing some snatches and have those militia fools captured, dressed like clowns, all bright and goofy looking, made to run through those militia’s field of fire. That ought to be good for a few laughs.

    So much easier to do, than one would think….besides, a lot of us “swift, silent and deadly” types, are just to frigging old for that kind of nonsense. lol

    But on the other hand, there are some scary dudes in that militia crowd….and not because they are militia, they were scary before they became militia clones.

  28. Rest assured the government has every name and address of all of these so-called “patriots”. Look for some investigations and possibly some raids on these fools for illegal arms trading and such in the forseeable future.

  29. I sure do hate to think like this, but someone is going to get shot and killed before there is action taken. They are residents, and should not have to live like their in some kind of jail or halfway house. BY THE WAY, these nut jobs MUST NOT HAVE JOBS. Hardly think for a second, that their jobs would allow them this much time off. I fear, our military will have to get involved to defuse this. I pray that there will be a peaceful resolution…

  30. You have to wonder if these crackpot militia nuts would leave if Cliven Bundy told them to.

    If not, we might get to witness the spectacle of Cliven Bundy begging law-enforcement authorities to run these deadbeat freeloaders off his land….

  31. Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, the head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, knows that Clark County has no jurisdiction in BLM territories. Besides, Bundy has lost in court four times

  32. Wait ’till it gets over 100 degreea . These militia might start resenting the fact that Bundy is getting free grazing for his cattle,the militia are providing free labor for his farm and ranch, and Bundy is collecting gobs of money in the form of donations.
    Bundy is sitting in his air conditioned house counting his money while the loser militia are sleeping in a gravel pit, miserable. They will forget that they had no life before and imagine that they gave up their life to help Bundy.
    These are not people with a giving nature. You have to be incredibly narcissistic to have their political views. I also suspect that there are a lot of untreated mental health issues among this crowd.

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