There’s a lot of confusion running around about what happened at the Bundy Ranch this past week. Let’s face it Cliven Bundy did loose twice in court and was told to move his cattle elsewhere, the law is on the government’s side here but the actions of the BLM are not.
The concept of deploying a SWAT team to remove 300 cows is surely worthy of a Southpark episode and will surely make it there. I think the BLM sniper teams were the final straw for many.
Increasingly more and more law enforcement agencies are incorporating military equipment into their organizations. Let’s face it….if you’re in to guns and tanks this stuff is flat out cool. Believe me it’s ego boosting to head out to the range with your latest exotic toy and have the other shooters standing around staring at you, wondering if you’ll invite them to take 3 shots downrange. This happens frequently in firearms circles.
Here’s what is not cool, military equipment and tactics are meant to do one thing, kill people and render the opponent impotent with overwhelming force (sound familiar?). More and more law enforcement agencies use tactics and equipment as a giant show at tell as if to say mine d*ck is bigger than yours. Thus is the case with the Bundy Ranch. In this case the militia and protestors were the overwhelming force.
For many anti-gun people, what you saw exercised at the Bundy Ranch what that pesky little “Well regulated Militia” clause in the Constitution. Our Forefathers put it there to prevent overreach by existing Government and Law enforcement agencies.
The militias that showed up during that ranch standoff we’re more than likely triggered by pictures of BLM snipers being in place at the ranch. Think about it this way, let’s say you got evicted from a rental property due to non payment, you had a dispute with the landlord and he brings a military unit to evict you (compete with snipers) while you carry out your furniture.
Bottom line, is that many in this country see a continual stream of Government overreach. Most everybody sees it, many are unhappy with it and some are willing to stand up against it.
This is where we are, and I hope the higher ups realize what can potentially happen when issues arise like this.
Many have seen the articles about out Government buying a couple of billions rounds of ammo here for domestic use. Has everyone ever wondered how much ammo the American public bought in response to this?