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Bundy family to pursue legal action against BLM


Shannon Bushman

Photos of the April 12, 2014 stand-off between the Bureau of Land Management and supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy near Bunkerville, Nevada. The BLM eventually called off their roundup of Bundy cattle citing safety concerns. Courtesy of Shannon Bushman.

Supporters of Bundy Family Rally vs. BLM

A couple walks past a sign during a protest in support of the Bundy family near Bunkerville Thursday, April 10, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Looks like the Bundys are taking their argument to the courts.

Unsatisfied with the local government response to a showdown between supporters of Cliven Bundy and Bureau of Land Management rangers more than a month ago, the Bundys announced they will seek legal action.

“The crimes and civil rights violations committed by the BLM are a lawyers (sic) playground,” says a short explanation attributed to the Bundy family on the Bundy Ranch Facebook page.

They didn’t want to turn to the courts; not at first, the post says.

Despite being “approached many times by well known, highly effective lawyers from all over the country offering their services free of charge,” the family did not seek legal action immediately, for spiritual and practical reasons.

“We understand that as humans we are limited to knowledge and understanding,” the post says. “We believe that the creator of this world possesses all knowledge and understanding. We also know that if we seek this knowledge he will share it with us. Until recently, legal action has shown no benefit to this cause.”

Secondly, they wanted to give Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval time “to start investigating the crimes that were committed upon their constituents.”

And so, the post goes on, “with a sense of sadness and duty we announce that we are assembling a team of legal advisers and will be seeking the wisest action in assisting the PEOPLE in re-establishing individual protection through government. Our action will not be for the benefit of person or family. Any action taken will be an effort to protect individual rights and to restore the principles of the Constitution.”

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