(KSNV) — A son of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy says Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie was wrong to say that the family brought armed men to their ranch in the conflict with the Bureau of Land Management earlier this year.
Ammon Bundy, in an “Open Letter to Sheriff Gillespie,” says that “everyone who arrived at the Bundy ranch (men, women, armed & unarmed) voluntarily came to support the constitutional rights that you failed to defend.”
The confrontation stems from Bundy’s refusal to pay federal grazing fees and the BLM’s attempt to take Bundy’s cattle beginning on April 5. One week later, the agency stopped its roundup and returned the confiscated cattle.
Bundy’s supporters arrived from states all over the country; the protest grew daily from the start of the BLM action.