Anyone have any video or images of them detaining people while pointing their guns?
The Federal and BLM response over these fees or turtles, especially the treatment of protesters, pointing guns and stating that they will fire was very heavy handed to me. It made me sympathetic to Bundy despite his being in the wrong legally speaking (state issues of Federal land ownership aside.) Then his racist comments made me less inclined to defend him or those who came to protect him from such heavy handed efforts. The fact that the NYT omitted his pro-hispanic and black comments softened that inclination....
But once you go "Papers please?" you've lost my support. That is no longer acting in defense.
Who left the fridge open?
This seems to me to be exactly what the armed fringe has been crying out for. This is that "second amendment solution" they were talking about, where people who don't like that they have to pay for the benefits we reap in this country wave their guns around and refuse to pay their taxes. They have taken over this area and are threatening innocent people with violence. These people, the supposed "patriots" who just "love freedom" are criminals. They want to use violence and force to control others. This is the culmination of all this pro-arms and anti-government nonsense. This is an attack on the fundamental rule of law by people who think their guns put them above it. The political engines that have been enabling and lauding this kind of behavior when it was hypothetical should be ashamed of what they have brought about.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
I'm rarely a fan of conspiracy theories, but I'm starting to wonder if this Cliven Bundy guy might not be an undercover agent. I mean, surely the militia type can't be this loco, right? ...right??