The standoff over grazing rights in Nevada came to an abrupt end today before the BLM's cattle roundup was even complete, with the ranchers and protesters claiming victory. Fox News reports ...
The crowd's loud cheers at the announcement from the Sheriff are indicative of the strong feelings this case has engendered. This action by the federal government has been seen as overreaching and dangerous, and the fact that they had to retreat during the operation is clearly a victory for those in the crowd, as stopping the operation is precisely why they are there.
Dana Loesch has extensive background on the situation here that is well worth reading.
In a statement, the Bureau said the following regarding their departure:
Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.
You can read the full text of the release from Michael Chamerlain here.
Here is what Sean Hannity had to say last night with Greta, in which he claims that the land is state land, not federal land, though there seems to be some question about that.
Regardless of where our readers fall on the legality of action on either side in this dispute, it is inarguable that it has stirred up a real hornets nest regarding the clash of individual freedom and government intervention and control. It is certain that today's truce will not be the end of this story.
H/T The Right Scoop