Armed Stand-Off Happening Right Now in Nevada Between Cowboys and Cops

Events ongoing since April 7, 2014.

List of updates:

4/7:  Bundy Family Refuses to Submit, 200 Officers and Snipers Surround the Property

4/9:  Cowboys and Family Confront Officers, Officers Run Away (VIDEO)

4/12: Up to 5,000 Armed Militia Members Heading to Property to Protect Bundy Family

4/12: VIRAL: Censored Document Exposes Real Reason for Land Grab

4/12: Officers Suiting Up for Combat, Threatening to Shoot Supporters

4/12: Supporters Stand Ground, Feds Back Down and Cease Operations

Article in full:

NEVADA — Do you know about the armed stand-off happening right now in Nevada between cowboys and cops?

Cliven Bundy and his family have been letting their cattle graze on their land since 1870, providing local grass-fed beef to the surrounding communities.

Unlike an industrial factory farm, the cattle on Bundy’s land are not confined in small spaces and injected with hormones — they are feral and roam freely.

"As far as I'm concerned, the government doesn't exist," said Cliven Bundy, when asked why he refused to pay fees to use his own land.

“As far as I’m concerned, the government does not exist,” said Cliven Bundy, when asked why he refused to pay fees to the government in order to use his own land.

Recently, armed officers with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began using helicopters to chase Bundy’s cattle off the land. Suspicions have risen that they have also been isolating the cows to cause them to starve to death.

According to breaking reports, a corporation is using BLM as “hired muscle” to grab the land for a natural gas pipeline that runs underneath it, and Senator Harry Reid may be orchestrating the operation behind the scenes.

This is happening while government-loyalist media outlets try to convince Americans that the stand-off is happening because Bundy’s cattle are “endangering desert turtles.”

Rather than being driven from their land and losing their cattle, the Bundy family responded by declaring “range war” and calling for nationwide help.  Thousands are now heading to the location in Nevada.

Ammon Bundy ripped Taser hooks from his body and did not back down from police, eventually forcing them to leave. Kriss Thornton (right) tends to his wound. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

Ammon Bundy ripped Taser hooks from his body and did not back down from police, eventually forcing them to leave. Kriss Thornton (right) tends to his wound. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

When asked by reporters why he wouldn’t obey and cooperate, Bundy replied that “it’s not just about the cattle, it’s also about our freedom in this country.”

The BLM claims that Bundy owes up to $1 million in fees for letting his cattle graze on the land, despite the fact that Bundy’s family has owned the land since 1870 — long before the BLM was formed by the US government.

When asked why he wouldn’t pay these fees to the government, Bundy replied, “As far as I’m concerned, the government does not exist.”

AD-2After making emergency calls to networks throughout the nation and declaring range war, the federal law enforcement presence grew much larger on the land, leading to an armed stand-off.

Hundreds of officers, snipers, armored vehicles, helicopters, and drones now surround Bundy’s property, monitoring his transmissions and activities.

These officers have blocked roads leading into the property in an attempt to keep out armed militias who are reportedly on their way and “are not afraid to shoot,” according to reports.

Several of Bundy’s close family and friends, many of whom are life-long cowboys and ranchers, are still inside the boundaries of the property, staging protests and attempting to drive law enforcement away.

In one incident, 20 cowboys were able to break the federal blockades and retrieve the stolen cattle.

Cowboys broke a blockade and helped the family erect a large billboard warning police that they will stand for "Liberty, Freedom, and God."

Cowboys broke a blockade and helped the family erect a large billboard warning police that they will stand for “Liberty, Freedom, and God.”

In another, the cowboys along with Bundy’s family members banded together and confronted the officers aggressively.

The officers quickly retreated to their vehicles and left, as one of the family members can be heard saying “Get out of here losers, and don’t come back!” Watch the video below:

Another video shows the cowboys and ranchers facing off against officers who had earlier attacked a pregnant mother on the land. A cowboy can be seen getting in an officer’s face.

Appearing scared, the officer pointed his Taser gun at the cowboy and began yelling orders, which had no impact on the cowboy.

Another officer then sicked his K9 unit on the cowboy, but the cowboy kicked it away and moved in closer.

That’s when the first officer activated his Taser gun and began electrocuting the cowboy.

Amazingly, the cowboy ripped out the Taser hooks with the help of his family and resumed the pressure on the officers.

The situation began spinning out of control, but further bloodshed was avoided as the family stayed in control and once again forced the officers to retreat. Watch the video below:

Bundy’s national call for help has potentially saved him from being a victim.

Typically when stand-offs like this occur, the victims will be burned to death in their homes as police stand outside and shoot anyone trying to escape.

That is what officers did to the Branch Dividians in Waco, the Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, the MOVE organization in Philadelphia, and more recently to Christopher Dorner in Big Bear.

Over 70 men, women, and children were incinerated by federal agents and police who burned their church down in Waco, Texas.

Over 70 men, women, and children were incinerated by federal agents and police who burned their church down in Waco, Texas.

Police dropped bombs from their helicopters onto homes in Philadelphia, killing men, women, and children who belonged to MOVE, a black liberation organization which protested the government and refused to pay taxes.

Police dropped bombs from their helicopters onto homes in Philadelphia, killing men, women, and children who belonged to MOVE, a black liberation organization which protested the government and refused to pay taxes.

This time, however, thousands of people around the country, including militia members, appear to be breaking that pattern. They are descending upon the land to guard Bundy. His call to action may have prevented another Waco-style event.

We will provide breaking updates as the situation unfolds.

UPDATE (04/12/14): Up to 5,000 Militia Members on Their Way to Nevada to Protect Family

The Daily Sheeple says that Bundy will be “backed up by militia members from across the country,” citing a CBS article that indicates that militia members from Montana, Utah, Texas, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Florida are mobilizing.


They have been heading toward Bunkerville, Nevada since yesterday (4/11).

“Expect to see a band of soldiers,” said Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers.

Videos have been circulating online giving people “the green light,” such as the following example:

A report from The Free Thought Project puts the number at around 5,000 armed militia members.

It is estimated that around 200 officers from a variety of agencies are surrounding the land right now.

UPDATE (04/12/14): Censored Report Exposes Reason Behind Land Grab

A document from the BLM’s own website is now going viral online, detailing the reasons behind the land grab. (Hint: it has nothing to do with “saving the desert tortoise.”)

Cliven Bundy, family members, and guards ready for more supporters and militia members to arrive. Image source: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Cliven Bundy and trained guards were ready for more supporters and militia members to arrive. Image source: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The document was hosted on but was  promptly deleted once someone online started linking media outlets to it. Fortunately, users took screencaptures of the document before the BLM took it down and it has been preserved in its entirety at Free Republic.

It details how Bundy’s feral “trespass cattle” make it such that development plans for the land by certain “non-governmental organizations” are “not durable”:


It claims that Bundy’s cattle are trespassing on “federal land,” despite the fact that Bundy’s family has owned the land since 1870 (when BLM did not even exist).


The question on everybody’s mind is: What’s the organization whose operations would not be “durable” because of Bundy’s cattle, and what is the organization planning to do?

It’s reportedly the Chinese giant ENN Energy Group. The corporation describes its principle business as “the investment in, and the operation and management of, gas pipeline infrastructure…”


There is a natural gas pipeline underneath the land that Bundy’s cattle now graze on.

Senator Harry Reid and his son are US representatives of the ENN corporation, and Harry Reid’s former adviser is the director of (you guessed it) the BLM.

Basically, Reid and ENN have a chance to make a lot of money. But they need to drive the Bundy family off the land in order to do it.

ENN plans to also use the land for a $5 billion manufacturing plant, and Reid and his son Rory are one of ENN’s “most prominent advocates,” according to Reuters journalist Marcus Stern.

And that brings us to the current stand-off:  low-iq individuals who call themselves “officers” have agreed to initiate force on peaceful Americans for a paycheck, quite literally so that politicians and a Chinese corporation can earn huge profits.

UPDATE (4/12): Officers Now Suiting Up for Combat, Threatening to Shoot Supporters

Reports have been circulating that the BLM agreed to cease operations and leave the property as of this morning. That may have been a diversion.

Live communication from the property indicates that the situation is actually heating up, as officers are suiting up and threatening to shoot supporters if they do not disperse.

Communication feeds have been blocked and a “no-fly zone” has been imposed in order to keep press helicopters away, resulting in a media blackout.

Dozens of cowboys on horseback are preparing to retrieve the stolen cattle. Officers have ordered them to disperse but they are holding their positions. This is the latest photo from the scene:


UPDATE: The BLM has backed down.

You can watch a live stream of them leaving right now:

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  • candie spencer

    its a shame this is happening in America when did we stop being a free country if they spent as much on protecting our borders our jobs would be there for our men and woman Americas! just so sad GITTIE UP AND GO COWBOYS

    • Brannon

      Did you really just relate this to immigration…

  • KristaRichardson

    This is the real fight for our freedoms, these are the battles that matter the most. I’m with you in spirit.

    • the one armed scissor

      everyone needs to look at this and understand their duty as a true american citizen… we learned about countless attacks on our freedom in our country… we just all thought that, that was the past and we’ve learned better but money corrupts and we must stand for whats right.

      • Mark Choi

        Freedom to steal. Bundy is a thief.

    • Mark Choi

      What freedoms would those be, exactly?

  • eldon

    Civil war could spur from this

    • George Godfrey

      damn right and i hope it does we need stand up

      • Khope47

        You should never hope for war, especially civil war. Last time, the death toll was unimaginable. Imagine how many would die with our modern weapons? There’d be no one left after the smoke cleared.

        • Brannon

          That is the cost for freedom. The price is worth the end result.

          • Garrett Kozlowski


          • Mark Choi

            One fewer idiot.

      • Dylan Wardwell

        After all other options are exhausted.

    • Mark Choi

      And the idiot side will lose this one too.

  • Rick Riley

    why havent we seen this in the news other than facebook ?

    • Garrett Kozlowski

      because the news is all GOVERNMENT PAID PROGRAMING!

  • Realist

    Ok so even if the officers do leave, now. What’s stopping them from coming back next week or some other time in the near future? The militia has to leave to get back to their families and what not, eventually. The government has time on their side on this one, for sure. Just sayin

    • james remond

      yeah but if you stand up now they might think about the next time. the stand has to come now cause who knows when or what they will try to take next maybe your home cause you forgot to put your bin out thats the goverment for ya

  • those of you who bashed ows need to understand that plenty of people who are not militia, who are not ranchers, and maybe don’t even like ranching … would come to support this family … especially since they treat animals much better than all cops treat the rest of us

    this is not news, as the feds and every regional law enforcement agency in the country have been militarizing to take what their masters want : total control . ’bout damn time folks out on the land realized what we’ve all been up against in urban areas : encroachment, violations of our rights, theft of our property

    now we will come together, and that’s what it’ll take to shut down these unconstitutional actions by government

  • Paul Weisgerber Sr.

    “Senator Harry Reid and his son are US representatives of the ENN corporation”. Isn’t this conflict of interest or something? Isn’t he supposed to be on the American side of this? Can’t he (and shouldn’t he) be removed from office for this? Treasonous bastard.

  • TiredofyourBullshit

    Shoot the pigs. Fucking shoot them, let their sons and daughters realize their fathers were killed because they were nothing but human form rats. Fuck them. Kill em all! 卐

    • Khope47

      Then it turns into murder, possibly construed as an act of war. It also makes them worse than the people they are standing up to.

  • Adam Brian

    Yeah where were all these freedom fighters when Nancy Reagan was driving around LA in a tank stepping on blacks and destroying their homes with a tank. Now all of a sudden everyone is surprised. Where were all these people when Rodney King was getting his ass kicked and tazed. Oh yeah these people were probably cheering the shit. Now it’s you who faces tyranny and police violence. So tell me this. Are you really that dumb to stand and watch African Americans rights being violated daily and think that some day it wouldn’t be rural America. Well now it’s your turn. All the minorities have had their weopons taken away cause they are felons before their teens from the racism so now it’s time to get those evil ranchers and farmers I guess. Wow. I knew this day would come when rural America would be a victim of the same tyranny and oppression they have upheld for so long. Nice. The feds will be back cause the Chinese want their money so good luck Bundy but you are to late. The tyranny has been in effect. The difference between me and you is you actually think you have rights when I already know I don’t have any. You may have won this round but they will get you no matter what so now Mr Bundy is going to know inner city minority harassment. I just want to know how does tyranny taste and feel to you. OK now that I have told you off for the past let’s unite against this tyranny for our future. The constitution. Stand up for it and die for it if needed. I am still on your side Mr rancher farmer whatever as long as you understand how we got here and how we are going to get out of this tyranny. Yeah Reid Obama boner koch brothers unions city state fed. All these need cleaned up of corruption. All the fed is a bunch of millionaires now. Prosecutors judges cops juries public defenders etc…. I could go on and on. Nuke plant workers lol oil and energy companies. All corruption now. It is probably lost but we can still band together now if not it definitely will be lost.

    • Garrett Kozlowski

      LOL did you even read what you just typed?

      • Adam Brian

        Yes I did. You probably don’t understand it cause your not smart enough to. It’s OK kid.

  • Gma
  • Jason Lee Hummell

    Obama Truth!!! It saddens me to see Americans against Americans. One side is just doing there Job. The other side is just protecting what they think is there’s. But the one’s who are there to see people get hurt and start a fight= Live by the sword die by the sword!!! I ask that both sides not see the other as bad people or non Americans. See them as humans with a heart that beats the same blood as yours.. The Government owning all land did not just happen over night humans. This started when they took the land from the Native Americans. If someone really has the right to own all the American land it would be the Native Americans. Like the natives learned you can take a bow to a gun fight, now you can not take gun to a war against the greatest army weapons in history. The Government owns the land, and you are putting thousands of peoples life in danger by asking them to come fight. Remember if anyone owns that land its the Natives. That being said the Natives never believe any man should or could own the earth.

    • Freeman

      Natives will also tell you they didn’t own the lands they were passing through and using what nature has given them with Natives giving back. The government does not own any land. NO one owns the earth, the sky, the water, the fire, the children that habitat this planet. It was fear that made all believe we were owned. There is plenty of land for everyone

  • Jason Lee Hummell

    Where is the Eagle? GONE!!! Chief to President Franklin Pierce, 1855.. The great Chief in Washington sends word he wishes to buy our land. How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to my people. How can you buy them from us?? Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. We know the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land what ever he needs. The earth is not his brother but his enemy, and when he has conquered it he moves on. There is no quiet place in the white mans cities. But perhaps because I am savage and do not understand, what I say only seems to insult there ears. When the buffalo are all slaughtered, the wild horses all tamed, and the hills blotted out by talking wires. Where is the eagle?? GONE!!! Where is the thicket?? GONE!! And what is it to say goodbye to freedom of the Spirit?? It is the end of living and the beginning of survival… P.s. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun stands I will fight no more forever… Chief Joseph

  • gwhosubex

    These shitbag pawns don’t even know they’re serving the nobles, the elites, the casino kingpins. And they’re too egotistical, and unthinking to even consider it. They just get off on using violence. Worst scum in society. Homeless people are far more honorable than cops, not that homeless people are dishonorable.

  • TherealWanda Jackson

    If everyone stands together and stop bickering over skin color we can focus on the militarization of America…It was fine when they did this to Black citizens but now it’s a problem…The real problem is citizens allowing the so called entitled to take every freedom we have…

  • perrydu

    Maybe I am buying government propaganda but I find NO evidence that Bundy owned the land in question. We have huge problems with police abuse of power in this country and this web site is trying to expose that but this case is not one they should be featuring.

  • Mark Choi

    This is not Bundy land. The rest of this idiotic article falls apart after that.