Horsford wants sheriff probe of armed militiamen

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Updated: 4/29 1:09 pm

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada congressman says multiple out-of-state militia groups have established an armed presence that is scaring his constituents caught in the middle of a feud between a rancher and the government over trespassing cattle.

Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford has asked Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie to investigate reports armed militia groups have set up checkpoints where local residents are required to prove they live in the area southwest of Mesquite before they are allowed to pass.

Horsford says the militiamen have remained in place since the government suspended confiscation of Cliven Bundy's cattle two weeks ago in a decades-old dispute over more than $1 million in back grazing fees.

Horsford says the militia members are maligning the town's peaceful reputation. He says some residents fear for their own safety.

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Daddyooo - 4/30/2014 12:58 PM
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@speed umm no it was someone who thought he can just do what he wants and feed off land he doesn't own. So if I let my cattle tear up your land and say fu to you then how long till the cops come pick me up or you sue? This guy needs to pull his head out before the really push and take it all fro him and any idiot out there will just be shot and no one will care. I love how they formed Militias that would need to be state sponsored and were killed with the D... act and replace with Nat Guard. They have no legal right to stop anyone.... Welcome to the nutjobs that do stupid crap to make gun owners look bad... These nut jobs always talk about remembering Waco etc... yeah remember a bunch of chesters who locked kids in a burning building so their secret wouldn't get out. What stand up people they are.

chocomom - 4/29/2014 8:15 PM
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As Billy Joel stated: We didnt start the fire! Horsford is a lying ass and no militia are setting up checkpoints. They might however be asking for ID for anyone entering Bundys property .. See, now doesnt that sound more realistic than Horsfords lies Horsford should be protecting his constituents from Horsford and his fear mongering ways while wiping Reids pathetic, hypocritcal tears !! Bully Reid is getting a taste of his own threats and harassment !! Say goodbye to Horsford, he wont be back!

Cornelius - 4/29/2014 2:27 PM
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What country is this where armed militia men are demanding identification and credentials from citizens? Afghanistan? North Korea?

retired51 - 4/29/2014 1:01 PM
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They need to put a stop to this crap now!!! These self proclaimed militia retards don't have the right to question any citizen as to where they are going!!! They are no better than the BLM for what they were doing!!!

Speed - 4/29/2014 10:35 AM
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I believe it was the BLM that began "maligning the town's peaceful reputation" when they arrived with AUTOMATIC WEAPONS and SNIPERS for a cattle round-up and transfer;THEY are the ones I'D be worried about.

Speed - 4/29/2014 10:30 AM
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And we need a Criminal Investigation of Congressman Horseford's activities since he's been in office,too.
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