With that being said, the BLM and federal agents showed up with a handful of people. The first thing I would have done would have been to clear that overpass where the militia sniper was positioned, and placed federal agents in their place. Yepper, hindsight is always 20/20. If I would have been in charge of that operation, I would have handled the situation much differently.
The reason Bundy refused to pay the federal land use fees is because he claims the land belongs to the state of Nevada and he didn't think he should have to pay a federal tax of $1.35 per head of cattle for using state land to graze his cows. Originally he only had about 400 or 500 head on federal land....but over the years he expanded and now has well over 1200. That's not fair to the ranchers who do pay their taxes and don't over graze the land.