Authorities Should Hold Extremists Accountable for Seizure of Public Land

AmmoLand – by Justin Stakes

Washington, DC -( For the last several days, as reported by numerous news outlets, a headquarters facility at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon has been occupied by an armed group of extremists from outside the state.

This ongoing occupation represents a seizure of public land that American hunters and anglers find unacceptable.  
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and seven major sportsmen’s groups—the Wildlife Management Institute, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Public Lands Foundation, Berkley Conservation Institute, Snook and Gamefish Foundation, and Dallas Safari Club—are united in condemning these unlawful actions and have issued the following statement:

“Many citizens of the West—sportsmen and women included—take issue with some public land management decisions, but there is a legitimate process, well-established by law, to provide significant opportunity for public input and influence on these decisions. When an extreme minority uses lawlessness and threats of violence to occupy public land, it threatens the rights of many for the benefit of very few—a profoundly un-American course of action. We want to thank refuge employees, public land management employees, and law enforcement personnel for their dedicated service during this incident, and we’d urge authorities to uphold law and order by bringing a peaceful resolution to the occupation and then by bringing these armed extremists to justice.”

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was established by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The refuge provides essential habitat for more than half of the Pacific flyway’s migratory waterfowl, as well as sandhill cranes, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and native redband trout. It is typically open to hunting and fishing—but not today.

More than 23,000 hunters and anglers have signed a petition opposing the seizure of America’s public lands.

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5 thoughts on “Authorities Should Hold Extremists Accountable for Seizure of Public Land

  1. speaking of no accountability
    governor of california has declared a state of emergency in a suburb of los angeles over the leaking of methane gas….

  2. “… but there is a legitimate process, well-established by law,…”

    Are you people REALLY THAT STUPID???

    It may be well-established, but it’s FAR from LEGITIMATE anymore!!!

  3. Harry Reids son wanted the Bundy land for a “Chinese” company which wants to build a Solar Factory and bring in Chinese to run and staff it – tens of millions here involved

    These “hunters and fishermen” who oppose this occupation are just plain “useful idiots”. Hilary has been selling Uranium to the Russians from this area and they want all of it in order to confiscate and sell the uranium and other minerals their present – not for hunting and fishing – are they that stupid? But, alas, still the majority of Americans are nothing but “Marxist Indoctrinated” public school adepts and idiots.

  4. Oh Gee!! They went and camped out at a rest area essentially and didn’t leave. That is a problem because????? What? Help me out here? In fact I’d bet it is in better shape than it was when they got there. Those facilities belong to all of us including them.

    Look how it got attention though. The ROYALISTS just can’t stand us exercising our rights in enjoying our public lands. So what they’re armed. So is the tyrannical government. Only thing they are doing by being armed and ready for a dust up is that the bullies with badges may want to start something. They are afraid of Americans with guns because they are cowards. All they had to say is “OK folks we understand what your trying to say. Just please clean up after yourselves and let other people use the bathrooms too. Bring your own TP please?

    It is as though they are pushing for a fight. If these were government goons wanted peace they’d would not be posturing. They’d be listening and trying to do something about those rotten judges and prosecutors and the Agents who burned down several homes and over 90 cows in an attempt to frame some farmers so they could get them into the gulag so to steal their land.

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