The second amendment at it's finest. Found this interesting comment.
Quote:Actually, this type of activity really began in 1908 with Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, in a political scheme, created an "Indian reservation" around the Malheur, Mud and Harney Lakes, declaring it "as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds." This was after the ranchers who settled the valley in the 1870's built a state-of-the-art irrigation system to water the meadows, which drew the migrating birds. Later, this "Indian reservation" (with no Indians, mind you) became the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Hammonds purchased their ranch in 1964; by the 1970's, the vast majority of the other ranchers had been forced out by the BLM, whereas the Hammonds refused to sell their ranch. Hence, here we are today! There is much, much more involved in the intervening years. The reason for all this? A US Geological Survey that found vast reserves of natural gas and uranium underground near the Hammond ranch!
Quote:Protesting the jailing of a 73-year-old rancher and his son, some 100 armed militia men took over a federal building in rural western Oregon and say they will occupy it “as long as it takes” to stop what they see as federal “tyranny.”
Organizers, who include Ammon Bundy and two other sons of a Nevada rancher who battled the government in 2014, are calling on reinforcements from around the country and say they will defend themselves.
The site of the protest is the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, about 280 miles east of Portland.
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