13 Gripping Images of Armed Americans Who Were Ready to Defend Bundy Ranch

NEVADA — As the Bundy Ranch stand-off between Americans and functionaries of the State unfolded last week, we all saw the reports of armed supporters from several surrounding areas heading to the ranch.

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According to some reports, up to 5,000 militia members were en route just hours before the federal officers stood down and left the scene.

Luckily, bloodshed was avoided.

Many units of armed supporters had already arrived, however.

What follows are images that have been floating around online, capturing what it looked like on the ground.

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Many of the supporters were veterans with previous experience in effective security provision.

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Many other supporters were not in military fatigues and appeared to be average Americans simply wanting to assist in whatever way they could to ensure everybody’s safety.

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Dusting off a piece of propaganda from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Harry Reid tried to convince the press that Bundy supporters were “domestic terrorists,” unaware that the new propaganda locution used by authoritarians against dissidents is “racist.”




Harry Reid, a politician suspected of working with the Chinese corporation ENN to take the family’s ranch and use it for profit, raised the ire of citizens when he accused the supporters of being involved in “domestic terrorism.”

In fact the supporters harmed nobody.

In fact the only violence during the stand-off was committed by federal BLM agents who attacked a pregnant mother.

They also were found to have fatally shot and starved several animals.

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Another politician, county commissioner Tom Collins, warned the supporters that they should make “funeral plans” if they were going to show up at the ranch, apparently wanting them to believe that federal agents would execute them.

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It turns out that none of them had funerals.

 Their goal was to prevent reckless State violence and they accomplished it.

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Supporters are still patrolling the perimeters of the ranch, according to reports.

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They may be intending to hold their positions indefinitely, given Harry Reid’s remarks that the stand-off “isn’t over.”

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Mainstream media pundits try to spin the situation as rich “right-wingers” trying to hog “federal property” for cattle grazing without paying tribute to the government for it.

The reality of the situation is that the Bundy’s are a small family of local ranchers who have been good stewards of the land since the 1870’s, long before the federal agency BLM even existed.

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That aside, the very idea of “federal property” is a category mistake, given the fact that everything the federal government claims to own, it has stolen via its monopoly on the initiation of violence.

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 The government’s assertion that the land is its “property” is about as meaningful as a street mugger asserting that the jewelry he stole from your mother’s neck is “his property.”

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Militia members and other citizens from neighboring states held strategic positions throughout the area, appearing to monitor the situation with patience and judiciousness.

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–> Continue here for the full article on the stand-off as it unfolded. 

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  • Bobbie Jo Justice

    lock and load, our forefathers would be shooting by now.

  • Swapster_com

    Very good to see Americans standing up against blatant tyranny. Very rare to see, though I suspect people are at their wits end with the Fed.

  • Cathy Jones

    Reid calls them terrorists. I call them heros!

  • docfred78

    The same laws that give them ownership rights to their property give the government rights to theirs. Ranchers use federal land all the time they just pay for it. I am against government overreach but it does not seem to be the case. Maybe the natives will make a claim since they owned it before 1870. Land and water use laws are their for the benefit of the everyone. He lost his day in court. America is a land of laws.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      The Bundy’s owned that land from 1877 until the 1930’s when the feds stole it. They still have water rights which the feds are trying to steal. The Bundys had made many improvements over the years such as in water and the feds tore up the pipes and stock tanks and the court case wasn’t over.
      You display no empathy or sympathy for these hard workin Americans. You sound like a troll and the laws an ASS!

      • docfred78

        1930 is 84 years ago. He lost in court. Taking up arms because you don’t like the verdict is BS. People have taken to the streets before in protest/riot this is just an escalation to a dangerous level. Bundy can’t face that he is wrong and people may die for it . The longer the standoff last the less support he will have.

        • Sam Cru

          Fuck the courts.

        • freewheelinfranklin543

          Screw you gov troll! The land was pledged to the public debt by Nixon over 40 years ago. He didn’t have the constitutional power to do that. It’s called onerous debt and it isn’t legal under international law or the U.S. Constitution.
          The feds have been pushing the ranchers,miners,timbermen and farmers off the land since then so they can give it away to foreigners like the Chinese.
          If you are in favor of that leave our country cause you ain’t an American IMHO!

  • JRPLZ

    This is the man that represents you Nevada , A worthless , land grabbing pc of sht !

    New Probe Confirms Harry Reid’s Long History of Corruption

    The seemingly Teflon senior senator from Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has been forced to respond to charges made in a two-part investigation into his dealings published last week at RealClearPolitics. The initial investigation looked into multiple claims of corruption, and responses from Reid’s PR people failed to deflect them.

    Adam O’Neal led off with a relatively innocuous charge that in 2012 and 2013 Reid’s campaign staff spent some $30,000 buying appreciation gifts for his donors from a store owned by his granddaughter. It was a small thing: The amount spent by his staff was seven times more than the staff spent elsewhere, combined. In the past such charges would have met apathy from Reid, who simply ignored them and passed them off. Reid was willing to let time go by and memories fade. Not this time, apparently — Reid’s staff said that to avoid the appearance of impropriety, Reid would pay those bills out of his own pocket. He tried to ingratiate himself at the time, saying that he was glad he could afford to write the check.

    He certainly could.

    Arriving in Washington in 1983 as Nevada’s only representative, Reid declared a net worth of about $1 million. At the latest count, he estimates his net worth at 10 times that, if not more. Since much of his portfolio is in real estate, estimates may vary with circumstances and timing and political maneuvering.

    O’Neal pointed out that over the years — especially since Reid became Senate majority leader in 2007 — he has built “a dizzying network of mutually beneficial political, personal and business alliances. These associations benefit Reid, his family, his close friends and, very often, the state.”

    Reid has a veritable coterie of investigative journalists making a good living following him around and writing about that network. One of them is David Damore, a professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, who put it more succinctly: “I’m going to put this politely. Their personal interests, they seem to see, represent the common good. They don’t differentiate those two.”

    Translation: What’s good for Reid is (or may be) good for Nevada. What’s good for Reid is always good for his donors and his family.

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/18142-new-probe-confirms-harry-reid-s-long-history-of-corruption

  • Clarence Darrow

    Oh boohoo, poor privileged rancher. Where are all these “patriots” when disenfranchised people of color are abused by local racist cops?