Governor Sandoval discusses the Bundy standoff

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Updated: 5/02/2014 9:22 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Governor Brian Sandoval sat down for an interview with Sam Shad of Nevada Newsmakers on Friday. They taped a half-hour interview that air on Monday.

One focus of their interview involved the Cliven Bundy standoff.

Governor Sandoval said he was very concerned how things escalated in Bunkerville, and the goal from Day One was always nobody gets hurt. "I didn't want any shots to be fired. I didn't want anybody to get hurt, I didn't want any innocent by standers to get hurt, so that's why I was very aggressive in terms of getting folks to stand down."

"As I said, any type of loss of life is not worth a cow."

Governor Sandoval said locals were very worried after seeing several militia groups. He believes everyone should feel safe in their home and be able to go about their everyday business. "So that's the part where I rely upon on Sheriff Gillespie. I know that he's monitoring the situation. We continue to have conversations, we talked yesterday the law enforcement memorial about what was going on out there and I trust in his judgment."

When asked if Sheriff Gillespie plans on trying to move militia groups out of the area, the Governor said, "No, and even if he had said that, I wouldn't share that with you, because certainly that's a conversation between the two of us. I just know that he is monitoring the situation and he's very aware of what's going on out there."

Governor Sandoval also spoke about Tesla, drone testing, and several other issues. To see the full half hour interview, watch Nevada Newsmakers on News 4 at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
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sierra11 - 5/3/2014 10:44 PM
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Reno Truth, well said. It is time to make the government work for us as it should be! Regulations have gotten out of control to where it chokes a business to it's knees in Nevada. I love this great state, born and raised in Carson City. I am a Veteran and a licensed Contractor in Nevada but if people think things are getting better I got news for you..............Wrong! I am in every household and business from Reno to Minden and I hear and see what people are going through. People stop believing the lies of what you hear on the news, it's all bull@%&t. Time for us to form a coalition and take our Country back. If not for us, then how about our kids and grand kids. That way they can enjoy the same America we did.

RENOTRUTH - 5/3/2014 6:06 PM
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Governor Sandoval said locals were very worried after seeing several militia groups. He believes everyone should feel safe in their home and be able to go about their everyday business. Is this implying that locals feared these militia groups? REALLY? Not the case at all. These people made no threats and showed no aggressive behavior to "locals" in any way shape or form. I can see how this is trying to make the "people tagged militia" as bad guys. Remember a militia is ANY and ALL AMERICANS. It is the people whom form together to stop a tyrannical government from oppressing them against their will. Such as the case with this government across the board. Government derives its power from the people. REMEMBER THAT? Whenever the government starts doing things that do not work for the people then it is up to the people to make change within the government. READ YOUR CONSTITUTION people. It is obvious this governing body is WAY out of control with their ruling hand. Fraud, Lies, Secrets, putting America second to most everything it does. When not if but when the time comes that the people see the truth, then and only then will change occur. First time in civilization people had the FREEDOM to believe in any religion, express themselves openly, the only law is that you do not cause harm to another or their property, otherwise they..the living soul files a complaint against you and you go to court. now days the states themselves are filing charges against its people which by law is illegal. If we don't right the wrong the wrong remains the right. TIME FOR CHANGE AMERICA, im tired of being lied to, lack of jobs due to laws that wont work for American businesses, our government makes having the American Dream near impossible due to licenses, fees, etc., I am sick of watching our "elected officials" live wealthy and immune to laws, while its people starve and get criminally charged and fined by its own government. TIME TO RENEW AMERICA. WE THE PEOPLE are the final say.

Daddyooo - 5/3/2014 4:23 AM
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The Rancher has no rights. Its federal land that belongs to all of us and he follows the rules or its done plain and simple..

Speed - 5/3/2014 1:59 AM
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Sandoval missed the whole point. It WASN'T about the cows,it was about the BLM violating this Rancher's rights. Bundy's Ranch was on that land and operated continuously since before Nevada was even a State,so why isn't he "Grandfathered in"? If I'm not mistaken,by law (Can't remember the name,but I just read about it recently.),if he grazed his cattle on "BLM land" for more than 3 "payment cycles" without paying,and BLM didn't attempt to collect payment from him during that time,he then has a LEGAL right to graze his cattle there without charge. Look it up. The Feds are hoping this law isn't discovered,because it makes THEM legally in the wrong. I believe he could then file charges against the BLM and whatever individuals made the decision to go after him.

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