Bureau of Land Management snipers trained their scoped rifles on members of a Nevada family on Monday after the family members had the audacity to stop and take video footage of family owned cattle outside the bounds of a federal government designated “First Amendment Area.” Dave Bundy was apparently arrested for non-compliance of a federal order.
From the Maopa Valley Progress newspaper...."According to Dave’s brother, Ryan Bundy, several members of the family had gone out for a drive in several vehicles to try to monitor the ongoing federal action to remove their father’s cattle from the range. They were not traveling on recently restricted federal land, but were traveling along the state highway looking north across the valley for signs of cattle, Ryan Bundy said."
According to the MV Progress, "the cattle roundup is part of a dispute that has been going on for more than 20 years. Bundy has insisted that he does not need to recognize federal government jurisdiction on land that his family has used, improved and ranched since the late 1800s."
I'm not sure who (Bundy family or Feds) has the law on their side in regards to the land dispute, but arresting his son simply for taking pictures from the highway is an abuse of power by the federal government. This is the kind of abuse of power that can lead to violent confrontations between federal authorities and the citizens.
'Free Speech' zones are also Bravo Sierra. We are seeing more and more of the government telling us where we can and can't exercise our First Amendment rights. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that the government cannot abridge the freedom of speech or interfere with the right to peaceably assemble. It says nothing about 'free speech zones.'