In Shootout With Feds, We'd 'Put Women at Front': Ex-Sheriff
Richard Mack explains strategy in Nevada cattle showdown
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2014 11:59 AM CDT
Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters alongside Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

(Newser) – Fortunately, a face-off between a rancher's supporters—some armed—and federal officials concluded peacefully in Nevada on Saturday. Had it not, a former Arizona sheriff had a plan: "We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front" near the feds, Richard Mack told Fox News, via the Blaze. "If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers." Meanwhile, those involved in the showdown—which, the Blaze notes, became a question of states' rights—are reflecting on the event.

Rancher Cliven Bundy's son tells Reuters that his supporters needed their weapons "in order to intimidate" federal officials. "We were dedicated to opening those gates and peacefully walking through to retrieve those cattle" seized by the government (and ultimately returned). Despite the confrontation's end, however, the conflict isn't finished, says Harry Reid. "We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it," he said on Nevada's KRNV, via the Washington Times. "So it’s not over." Many protesters were still at Bundy's ranch as of yesterday, the Times notes.

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Apr 23, 2014 9:24 PM CDT
These people are redneck idiots. Just an excuse to drink beer and pretend to know how to kill someone. When it comes down to it (which it never will) they would run like girls. This Bundy guy broke the law. I don't understand why everyone is making a big deal out of this.
Chris Farley
Apr 17, 2014 6:52 AM CDT
This is just nuts. Good thing no violence was used outside of them tazing and attacking the protesters last week. (not deadly). I read the real amount is 92G. the Million is the fees or fines. So how much of a jump is it, from not paying a fee or fine to the federal goverment, to not paying your taxes like so many in the admins didnt till nominated? I dont think we send armies for people not paying taxes. I think the law has many more tools that have proven to work, in these kinds of cases.
Apr 16, 2014 8:33 PM CDT
I remember Kent State in 1970, when Boy Scouts with Guns-National guard fired into crowds and killed students who were merely going to class. These government cocksuckers showed up with automatic weapons and hovered over his property with black helocopters. The BLM and Obozo the Clown's Democrat minion Harry Reid thugs were going to show this American patriot you can't buck the system. Little people with spectacles and pocket protectors sitting behind desks wielding their power.