Prepper Chimp says
Things are getting heated near the rural Nevada ranch of Cliven
Bundy. Mr. Bundy has called out for help and now it appears more and
more unorganized militia are going to Bundy’s ranch. What is
“unorganized militia” you might ask? There is a legal definition:
10 U.S. Code § 311 – Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males
at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title
32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of
intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female
citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the
militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
Unorganized Militia are in essence every armed and able-bodied
American not in the Regular Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines or their
reserves and also not in the organized militia which is the modern day
National Guard of each state.
The Federal Government is not in the business of capitulating to
armed groups of people so this could escalate to a violent level.
Ideally the Nevada State National Guard under Governor Sandoval’s
direction would lawfully assemble and tell the Feds to back off. Another
option would be for the County Sheriff to assemble a posse and lawfully
tell the Feds to get lost. As it is in our modern day the State and the
County have been weakened of their sovereignty and rolls as a check on
unlimited Federal Government power. The only remaining option may be
that free armed Americans stand up against the agents of the Federal
Steve Crane reacts:
Not many of people know it, but the
Bundy Ranch in Nevada is right now basically under siege by FBI and BLM
(Bureau of Land Management) ARMED agents. True enough
the rancher owes money to the feds, but that DOES NOT justify, taking
his cattle of which have grazed on federal lands for years without
complaint. Laying siege to his ranch (with Snipers and fully automatic
TRUE Assault Rifles), and setting up ‘First Amendment Zones’ away from
the ranch. In fact there have been groups as we see in the video tazed
for video/phone recording, and exercising their first amendment rights.
In a new development, unorganized militiamen from as far away
as Florida are coming to aid the Bundy family and their ranch. I’m not
saying this is a good thing only that the feds better be careful how
they approach this situation. The best thing to do is have Gov.
Sandavol bring in Nevada National Guard to take care of the situation,
or the local County Sheriffs office. If not this can only
escalate…..hopefully it wont be the opening shots heard around the
world in Bunkerville (Eerily similar to Bunker Hill ugh)……but any
bloodshed started by the feds will never been forgotten.
The Law Vegas Review-Journal discuses the influx of armed Americans, militiamen, towards the Bundy Ranch hoping to prevent a Ruby Ridge scenario.
armed men are trickling toward Cliven Bundy’s ranch, where the rancher’s fight with the federal government has become a rallying cry for militia groups across the United States.
Wednesday, that dispute teetered at the edge of deadly conflict, when
Cliven Bundy’s family members and supporters scuffled with rangers from
the Bureau of Land Management sent to protect the federal roundup of
Bundy’s cattle on public land.
One of Bundy’s seven sons was
shot with a stun gun, and Bundy’s sister was knocked to the ground; but
no one was seriously hurt, and no arrests were made.
Wednesday, three militia members — two from Montana and one from Utah —
had arrived at the ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Other militia
groups have inundated the Bundy household with calls and pledges to
muster at the site. Their stated goal: to protect the Bundys from
They say they are prepared for armed confrontation, but they insist they will not be the instigators if bloodshed happens.
Payne and Jim Lardy, members of the West Mountain Rangers, made the
12-hour drive from western Montana on Tuesday night. Payne is also a
coordinator with Operation Mutual Aid, a national association that
describes itself as a coalition of state militias.
“They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne said.
didn’t put a specific estimate on how many militia members may come,
but he said the groups expected are from places like New Hampshire,
Texas and Florida and could number in the hundreds.
“We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” he said. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.”
30, and Lardy, 49, both wore holstered handguns as they spoke, but they
downplayed the display of firepower. They wear their weapons daily.
They say the goals are for no one to be harmed, the Bundy family to be protected, and the Bundy property restored.
now, the militia members will camp on the Bundy ranch. They say the
issue isn’t about cattle or grazing rights; it’s about constitutional
“We’re not anti-government,” said Lardy, who cuts firewood for a living. “We’re anti-corrupt government.”
Dean, 45, an artist from Utah, said he made the trip in hopes of
heading off another Ruby Ridge or Waco, referring to deadly
confrontations involving federal agents in Idaho in 1992 and in Texas in
A member of the People’s United Mobile Armed Services,
Dean said he also carries weapons more powerful than his firearms: a
camera and the Internet. Those tools will document the plight of the
Bundy ranch and bring the issue to light, he said. “I’m here to see it
does happen differently.”
Serious bloodshed was narrowly avoided
earlier in the day, when a BLM ranger shot Ammon Bundy, a son of Cliven
Bundy, with a stun gun during a heated confrontation a few miles from
the ranch house.
A YouTube video shows protesters and law
enforcement officers yelling and threatening each other as trucks
involved in the roundup attempt to drive through. The officers have stun
guns drawn, and one is trying to push the crowd back with a barking dog
on a leash.
Cheryl Teerlink, said Ammon Bundy was hit by a stun
gun in his arm, chest and neck, but he shook off the first attempt to
incapacitate him. “I pulled the tasers out of him,” Teerlink said.
Shortly before that, Cliven Bundy’s sister, Margaret Houston, was thrown to the ground by a BLM officer, Teerlink said.
incident unfolded near the intersection of Gold Butte Road and state
Route 170, where protesters gathered after they saw BLM vehicles coming
down from the range.
The Bureau of Land Management and National
Park Service released a statement confirming that one protester had been
stunned. The agencies said the incident started when “a BLM truck
driven by a non-law enforcement civilian employee assisting with gather
operations was struck by a protester on an ATV, and the truck’s exit
from the area was blocked by a group of individuals who gathered around
According to the statement, peaceful protests have
“crossed into illegal activity” in recent days, with people “blocking
vehicles associated with the gather, impeding cattle movement, and
making direct and overt threats to government employees.”…
Gov. Brian Sandoval
on Tuesday slammed the BLM for creating an “atmosphere of intimidation”
and called on the agency to dismantle two “First Amendment areas” it
set up for demonstrators well away from any roundup activity.
The former federal judge said he told the agency “that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others.”
cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor
the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all
Nevadans,” the Republican governor said.
On Wednesday morning,
before news broke of the scuffle between protesters and the BLM, Sen.
Dean Heller, R-Nev., sent a statement expressing “great disappointment
with the way that this situation is being handled.”
he spoke to newly confirmed BLM director Neil Kornze and “told him very
clearly that law-abiding Nevadans must not be penalized by an
“After hearing from local officials and
residents, and receiving feedback from the Nevada Cattlemen’s
Association in a meeting this morning, I remain extremely concerned
about the size of this closure and disruptions with access to roads,
water and electrical infrastructure,” Heller said. “I will continue to
closely monitor this situation, and urge the BLM to make the necessary
changes in order to preserve Nevadans’ constitutional rights.”
Who the hell is Prepper Chimp?