(NPR) Even with Cliven Bundy and many of his militia supporters in jail, anger toward the federal government is still running high in some parts of the West.
Clashes between ranchers and federal land managers over grazing rights are continuing. In southern Utah, things have gotten so bad lately that some local sheriffs have threatened to arrest federal rangers who try to close forest roads and cut off access to ranchers and other users.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins is serious or pulling your leg.
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Many Western ranchers don't own much land themselves and rely on vast tracts of federal land for grazing.
"Now you are in a police vehicle, you understand that right?" he asks, while gesturing toward the center console in his pickup truck. "There is a gun in here, if you happen to ever need a gun, I don't think you will."