This has been festering for nearly a month. They intimidated federal public servants who were just trying to do their job. They're still violating multiple court orders. And now, they're driving business away from the Virgin Valley as they make violent threats against numerous people (including each other).
Cliven Bundy and his gang of "outlaw cowboys" have brought armed madness upon Mesquite and Bunkerville. And local residents there want out. And they want the outlaw militia gangs out of their communities.
Rep. Steven Horsford (D-North Las Vegas) has been calling for action to end the militia gangs' occupation of the Virgin Valley. And he's not alone. Yesterday, State Assembly Member David Bobzien (D-Reno) explained to MSNBC's Joy Reid how #BundyRanch is starting to hurt Nevada's public image.
Mesquite area businesses have already lost over $100,000 worth of activity since #BundyRanch initially blew up. Ever since the Bundy Gang started setting up checkpoints, people have been calling Metro Police to find out if it's safe to drive the 15 Freeway through Bunkerville. And ever since Bundy supporters started threatening violence at hotels suspected of housing BLM agents, people have been canceling trips to Mesquite.
While the Kochs have dropped their pro-Bundy astroturf campaign and Senator Dean Heller (R) is now quietly running away from the very "patriots" he had been praising last month. Yet while they don't see #BundyRanch as a political asset any more, they haven't said a peep about the many nuisances the Bundy Gang continue to cause in the Virgin Valley.
Cliven Bundy may claim to be a "Constitutional expert", but he forgets that the US Constitution forms the basis of the federal government he claims shouldn't exist. He's fighting a "Range War" because he refuses to play by the same rules as everyone else. He's fighting a "Range War" that's tearing the Virgin Valley apart.
This is not how civil society functions. This is not what we expect here in the United States of America. We expect some sort of order. After all, we are a nation of laws.
And now, Southern Nevada is feeling the consequences of the Bundy Gang's disorderly conduct. How much more of this must Bunkerville & Mesquite endure before this increasingly harmful disorderly conduct is finally put to an end?