Federal Snipers Train Guns on Family For Filming Cattle

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Man arrested for expressing free speech outside of designated “First Amendment Area”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 7, 2014

Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trained guns on members of a family yesterday 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.

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.”

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.

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  16 comments for “Federal Snipers Train Guns on Family For Filming Cattle

  1. April 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Stealth White House Anti-Gun Agenda?
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/preventing-gun-violence

    Why doesn’t this appear in any of the menus of this page?
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/

    Why Now is the Time
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf

    The president’s plan to reduce gun violence (shut down manufacturing, make gun owners felons, confiscate property, confiscate children, yadayada…)

    Weekly Address – Helping Protect Our Kids by Reducing Gun Violence
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2o3pIgbZ0

    Obama’s Real Reason He Wants Your Guns (Full Documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQhdXUuFbDE

  2. Mike in Boston
    April 7, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    It’s time to remind these federal a-holes that the entire country is a “1st amendment zone”, which falls under the oath they all took to defend the Constitution. Maybe it’s time for some 2nd amendment zones to remind them.

    • Jean
      April 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Long overdue.
      Wish I could afford the ammo (training) necessary to make a mark.

      A bully keeps pushing until you learn to fight back – and then, when you break his nose, he goes crying to the teacher about gettign beaten up – and YOU go to the principal’s office (prison).

      It’s time to put them in the ground. The diseased live amongst us; we know them. Burn down the neighbor’s house at 3 AM, with him and his family in there – and then watch the Police Funeral next week.

      They WANT the confrontation, won’t stop until they get it, or disarm and crush all of us.
      If they want war – unleash hell.
      One of ours to the hospital, or to jail? 10 of theirs in the ground.

      Problem gets solved right quick.

      and Tor provided the links that confirm it all, so it’s not just a rabid anarchist or anti-social loonie screaming for blood. There is a plan, and we’re not seen as essential…

  3. April 9, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Cliven Bundy – The Last Man Standing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKN2vnVvSD8

    Dave Bundy describes arrest in federal cattle theft
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/rancher-s-son-describes-arrest-protest-federal-cattle-roundup

    Maurice Strong – The Godfather of the Agenda 21 Mafia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YCatox0Lxo

    Maurice Strong explains replacement of the gold standard with the carbon credit standard. Instead of voluntary trade, the world is run by huge conglomerates who buy a limited right to mass-produce goods.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm4h-f6nRDY

    Maurice Strong: Ignore Glenn Beck, I don’t want to rule the world, I just want to be the world’s leading environmentalist
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/23/maurice-strong-reacts-to-glenn-beck

    Through a prolonged period of not paying our debts and obligations, the United States is up the same miserable creek without a paddle as is Mexico.

    NAFTA CAFTA TPP and UN Agendas will completely hollow America out, it’s industrial base will be picked clean and it will be just one more pathetic beggar prostitute nation whimpering to the likes of Maurice Strong of Canada to please gibs us a dollar.

    The death knell of America came shortly after the federal reserve act with the era of prohibition. Instead of being a nation that respected hard work, America became a nation of Christian Racists.

    Most Americans continue to hold Christian Values in higher esteem than honest hard work. This has consequences. This means Americans are no more reality oriented than the lowest most impoverished tribal areas of Africa.

    The decline is probably irreversible. What would need to happen, is for the great mass of Americans to wake up and realize that robbing the productive class to artificially promote Christian Values is a surefire method to financial ruin and misery for all.

    Only doers deserve respect. Dogooders deserve ridicule, disdain, and possibly much worse retribution for their thefts, prohibitions, and enslavements of the productive class.

    Pastor Chuck Baldwin – Christianity has become Institutionalized Tyranny
    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/140328

  4. Bevin
    April 9, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    “First Amendment Area???”

    Wasn’t all of America, “land of the free, home of the brave,” supposed to be a “First Amendment Area???”

    Now it’s been reduced to specially designated patches defined by police tapes?

  5. April 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Woman thrown to the ground, man repeatedly tasered at Cliven Bundy Ranch in NE Nevada
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7ac_1397091588

    Crap country western song plays ironically over Cliven Bundy photo montage
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90LtLwXXnp4

    Bundy Range War 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHqQiSp0VmU

    What happened to the desert tortoise?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYqWm-LWWjQ

  6. April 11, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Militiamen make their presence felt in protest of BLM’s livestock grab
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/apr/10/militiamen-make-presence-felt-protest-blms-livesto/

    More protesters arriving in Bundy-BLM cattle dispute
    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/25219828/more-protesters-arriving-to-support-bundy-in-blm-cattle-dispute

    Battle between southern Nevada’s last rancher and Feds escalates as pregnant woman and cancer survivor assaulted by agents, private militias join the fight
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602153/It-like-war-zone-Armed-private-militias-join-battle-southern-Nevadas-rancher-federal-agents.html

    Obama’s Waco Could be on the Horizon
    http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-waco-could-be-on-the-horizon-tensions-mount-over-nevada-rancher

    Rancher’s Son Says Feds ‘Tased’ Him As ‘New Ruby Ridge’ Escalates
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/nevada-rancher-land-dispute/2014/04/10/id/564956/

    Nevada rancher, feds face off over grazing
    http://www.kcra.com/national/Nevada-rancher-feds-face-off-over-grazing/25425152

  7. April 11, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Breaking: Militia Arrives at Bundy Ranch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOVg5R4ngA

    Militia Should Not – Will Not Back Down in Cliven Bundy Case!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaJ6IPF6PNg

    Urgent! Nevada militia is mobilizing! Cliven Bundy ranch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baGhZQ-5jw4

    Nevada Ranch Vs. Feds Vs. Militia Vs. Revolution! Cattle seized. Beef Prices all-time High
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=302jKgaPqPU

    Cliven Bundy Speaks at the Moapa Valley Town Board April 9, 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyDe7Syrom0

    Traitors and Cattle Rustlers Need to be Hung
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FsVx-CDpU

  8. April 11, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during Las Vegas speech
    http://rt.com/usa/hillary-shoe-thrown-speech-764/

    Nevada rancher in tense standoff with federal government over cattle on rural public lands
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nevada-rancher-tense-standoff-federal-government-article-1.1751348

    Constitutional Sheriff Mack Speaks on Bundy Ranch Standoff as Oath Keepers Puts Out a Call for All Able Bodied Oath Keepers to Assist in Maintaining the Peace
    http://benswann.com/video-constitutional-sheriff-mack-speaks-on-bundy-ranch-standoff-as-oath-keepers-puts-out-a-call-for-all-able-bodied-oath-keepers-to-assist-in-maintaining-the-peace/

    Action Alert: Boots On The Ground Need Donations for food and water at Bundy Ranch Standoff
    http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/10/action-alert-boots-on-the-ground-need-donations-for-food-and-water-at-bundy-ranch-standoff/

    Bundy Ranch Blog
    http://bundyranch.blogspot.com

    Heavily-armed feds surround Nevada Bundy ranch, confiscate cattle
    http://rt.com/usa/nevada-ranch-armed-feds-520/

    • Garysco
      April 11, 2014 at 3:10 am

      HILL GETS HEEL
      (Drudge Report)

  9. Garysco
    April 11, 2014 at 2:55 am

    A few are still able to think clearly –

    Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”

    A Delegation of state legislators, lead by Washington State Representative Matt Shea, along with a delegation of current serving Sheriffs, lead by Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and military and police members of Oath Keepers, are converging on the site of a stand-off between federal law enforcement and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy, to prevent bloodshed and to stand in defense of hardworking rural Americans who are under assault by a runaway federal government.
    http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/10/coalition-of-western-state-legislators-sheriffs-and-veterans-stand-vigil-in-support-of-embattled-nevada-rancher-cliven-bundy-%E2%80%98to-prevent-another-ruby-ridge-or-waco%E2%80%9D/

  10. April 11, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Bundy Ranch Cattle Slaughter & Standoff Explained (it’s about the oil) – Adam Kokesh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgPVcDonhZs

    Live Report from the riot at the Bundy Ranch, near Las Vegas, Nevada by Adam Kokesh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7PofAgl-lI

    Attention-Sons Of Liberty- Here Are Directions To Bunkerville Nevada!->Come Now! – Daily Paul Liberty Forum
    http://www.dailypaul.com/316438/attention-sons-of-liberty-here-are-directions-to-bunkerville-nevada-come-now

    Bundy’s Cattle Were Trespassing on BLM’s Oil and Gas Resources
    http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/energy/oil_and_gas/statistics.html

    Here Comes A BLM Chopper to Chop Off Your Head
    http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ebf2ee550/images/Schofield-29-2.jpg

    Burro Land Mgmt: The Tragedy of Roundups
    http://wildhorsepreservation.org/media/burro-awareness-tragedy-roundups

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