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[–] Enlileon 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I didn't realize that story had a happy ending! Success for the farmer that didn't give up when the government wanted his land.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Yep. It'd make a perfect Hollywood movie which is exactly why one will never happen unless they figure out a way to make all of the defenders into criminals without breaking libel laws.

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[–] Doc_Brown_Lives 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I believe he's also running for Governor of Nevada now too

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

One of his sons is.

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[–] 6gorillion 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

More than one person paid for that land with their lives. I am not sure I consider that a happy ending. It would be if it was one or 2 of those cops or feds, but it wasn't, it was one of us.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bittersweet, to be sure, yes; but, it makes the memory more poignant. We can honor their deaths with the victory in the court as well, for they did not die in vain.

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[–] Grunge 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Back then I still paid attention to reddit somewhat and those faggots were bragging about sending those patriots dildos and crap in the mail to mock them. Fucking tyannical government loyalists, all of them.

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[–] chrisman01 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think that was a different event, where citizens occupied a government building in a national park.

Same scenario but people got arrested for that one.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Didn't the feds chase down one of the guys and then murder him at long range as he was getting out of his SUV to surrender?

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[–] FuckingInsaneGoat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ya, something along those lines. It looks to me like he was going for a weapon when they put him down but it was definitely an excessive response to what he was doing.

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They had started shooting the truck as they were driving, Finicum exited to draw fire away from the women and children inside.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lavoy finicum

@showmeyourkitties gave his last name but i wanted goats to be able to search for more info using full name.

the video i saw was fucky as hell.

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[–] BaitSauce 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They had drone footage of it from what I remember the guy surrendered and was on his knees in the snow and they shot him near point blank.

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[–] Doc_Brown_Lives 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/charges-against-nevada-rancher-cliven-bu.

The feds charged the Bundys with conspiracy in large part because the ranchers summoned militia to defend them after they claimed that FBI snipers had surrounded their ranch. Justice Department lawyers scoffed at this claim in prior trials involving the standoff but newly-released documents confirm that snipers were in place prior to the Bundy's call for help.

The feds also belatedly turned over multiple threat assessments which revealed that the Bundys were not violent or dangerous, including an FBI analysis that concluded that BLM was "trying to provoke a conflict" with the Bundys. As an analysis in the left-leaning Intercept observed, federal missteps in this case "fueled longstanding perceptions among the right-wing groups and militias that the federal government is an underhanded institution that will stop at nothing to crush the little guy and cover up its own misdeeds."

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[–] pizza_mine 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This event made me proud to be a patriot. Not an American but a patriot of the US Constitution. Don’t tread on me, I bite.

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[–] ImOnAVoatSon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Correct. Voat also hopefully realizes that this is one of many reasons why you want to depower the government with a smaller military. People owning guns = great. Government owning guns = not so great.

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[–] BiscuitFever 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A majority of our military would never bear arms against Americans on American soil.

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[–] ImOnAVoatSon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

First, you don't know what they would or wouldn't do when issued an order, and even if your statement is completely factual at "majority" it's fucking terrifying if even a minority of American soldiers were willing to enforce martial law to enforce whatever fascist policy some higher up wanted to do. And you are powerless to stop it minus your M4. Good luck with that.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pity it was written so illiterately, it's a good point.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Agreed.

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[–] myvoicefromhell 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Correct it, print it out, distribute it. Don't be lazy.

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[–] UKD 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They don't want your guns because they don't like guns. They just want to be the only ones with guns.

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