Not sure how many readers of this blog are aware of what is going on out near Las Vegas NV with the Bundy’s…  The Bundy family has ranched a piece of ground since back i the 1800’s.. In the 30’s the federal government came in and told all ranchers using public grazing land (that is about all most BLM is in the west, ground that no one wanted in the homestead days as they couldn’t make a living on it) that the Congress had started a new deal called the Taylor Grazing Act.. which eventually spawned of the Bureau of Land Management or BLM… in this act they said that they would now start charging grazing fees to people ,who had already established a claim upon the land by the use of it… the Bundy’s like most, had privately held ground and had all the rights to any and all water on it, being the first to use it… for this fee that would be charged the government would then manage it to the best use and take the money charged and put mostly back into the land to improve it.. fast forward to about the early 90’s when all of a sudden, there were all these groups who wanted the ranchers and their cattle off the land, for one excuse or another, but it was all a smoke screen to get the water for the cities in the arid west… Las Vega now wants the water on the Bundy’s land and the Bundy’s refuse to sell out.. so they are using all and any means to drive them off the land.. True, the Bundy’s quit paying their grazing fee’s to the BLM when this all started, but  it was because the BLM was not honoring their contract for what they said they’d do when it was established…so they tried to pay the fees to their local country, as in the Constitution of the US it states that the Federal Government is not to own any lands that are not used for Military bases and such.. I think they are limited to owning only 10 acres or something like that… so the state really owns the land and the counties are to administer.. the BLM is superseding the rights of the state and county as the sheriff in that jurisdiction wants to keep his job and all the votes come from the City of Las Vegas… it is a terrible thing and confrontations are going on as I write this.. I will include some links to news feed and media.. of course, you will see little if anything on the mass media and if you do, they will take the side of the BLM.. a faceless bureaucratic night mare, like most government agency’s…

For some reason I can not copy and paste here, but do a search for Bundy’s Range War and you will get all the info..