Burns Oregon Standoff

Bundys in custody, one protester dead after gunfight near Burns

BURNS – One militant is dead and the top leaders of the refuge occupation are in police custody after law enforcement officials stopped vehicles Tuesday afternoon about 15 miles north of Burns.

Ryan Bundy, 43, of Bunkerville, Nev., suffered a minor gunshot wound and was taken into custody in a highway stop conducted by the FBI and the Oregon State Police.

  • pdxnag

    These nutters have given the media enough material to last a decade or more.

    The Occupy gang leaders by comparison did a better job recognizing the line between lawful and unlawful and hugging it. At least they tried to preserve the pretense that they were acting lawfully. No such pretense here.

    • Its over now. Am a little surprised it came to this just the same.

      • Maggat

        Not at all surprising it happened in the first place. The US Federal Gov’t via the EPA has been pushing long time land holders, ranchers and farmers from land that has been held and used for decades. The EPA is the prime source of the rage that started this debacle.

        • BillyHW

          The left wants to see this entire way of life destroyed.

        • mauser 98

          Harry Reid , BLM , EPA thugs been stealing houses, property for decades

      • mauser 98

        far from over , armed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge,Oregon standoff continues

      • Kathy Nelson

        It’s not over. It began 100 years ago and will never end until the US government is properly reigned it.

    • UCSPanther

      I don’t think anything can be made of this from a media vulture standpoint without a lot of stretching. No Law Enforcement personnel were hurt/killed, and the only one who died was a “lawbreaker”.

    • In terms of cost to the public purse, property damage, public nuisance, belligerence, and the sheer size of the protest? Are you kiddin’ the Occupy gang was far worse. Occupy even reached across Canada where we don’t even have a “Wall Street”. Much greater potential for violence because of the sheer numbers, which is why Police didn’t enforce the law with them. Had Police enforced the law with Occupy Wall Street then you’re talking about burning buildings in cities across North America.

      This small group of rather polite ranchers were in a rural area and at least the place they occupied was connected to a genuine local issue that directly affected them. While the Occupy gang was protesting an abstract issue — something about “one percenters” — a math problem.

      But the ranchers made the same mistake as Black delinquents often do in U.S. cities: You should never resist Police if they decide to arrest you — you will never win. If it’s a wrongful arrest, then fine fight it in court. But never resist arrest. How many episodes of “Cops” do you have to watch on TV to realize that it never works and somebody’s gonna get hurt?

      • Addenda: I may have spoken too soon — the linked news story may have been inaccurate concerning resisting arrest. See mauser 98 below.

        • mauser 98

          several reports now say he was not resisting arrest

      • pdxnag

        There were hordes of lawyers (agitators) among Occupy that were waiting for their lawsuit lottery opportunity. Their visions of big payoff would vanish if they lost the chance to at least argue that any Occupy thug that got injured during contact with police was acting lawfully. No sane lawyer could offer even a smidgen of legal support for the Bundy Gang, and their guns and bravado. There is no lawsuit lottery opportunity here, none worth the long odds.

        • But they didn’t use their guns, they simply carried them. Which I understand is perfectly legal — I don’t think Police laid any gun charges. According to the article the Police operation occurred because of a complaint lodged with AG Loretta Lynch.

    • Kathy Nelson

      Which lower orifice are you speaking from?

  • barryjr

    Where are Black Thugs Matter, the NAACP, Hollywood, and most importantly Obama in protesting the murder of white people by the police?

  • BillyHW

    I don’t remember them ever shaking down Occupy Wall Street.

  • Wow – this is really shocking news. An injustice.

  • Clausewitz

    Just another trophy to add to the Ruby Ridge, and Koresh compound, fiasco’s.

  • mauser 98

    “Multiple witnesses say that he was unarmed when the authorities shot him in the face.”
    Ammon Bundy reported there were 6 witneses.


  • mauser 98

    also related
    Attorney Gerry Spence of ‘Ruby Ridge’ Fame To Assist Family of Jack Yantis Idaho Rancher Slaughtered By Sheriffs

  • Ron MacDonald

    The ranchers had been using the lands in question long enough to claim adverse possession.

  • mauser 98

    Bureau of Land Management admits , brags they steal land


  • Denis

    no one, no matter how right they are, is allowed to stand up against the federal gugernaut “you will obey your masters or DIE”