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Cliven Bundy family rallies support for bill banning federal ownership of land in Nevada

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The family of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who led a armed face-off with federal authorities seeking over $1 million in fees due to the U.S. Government for grazing cattle on federal land, is rallying supporters to back a bill that would prevent the federal government from owning land in Nevada.

Under the bill, sponsored by long-time Bundy-supporter and State Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore (R), the federal government would not be permitted to own land in Nevada without the express permission of state lawmakers.

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According to Ralston Reports, Bundy’s son, Ammon, sent out a letter to supporters calling on them to march on the state capital in Carson City to support of the “Nevadan’s Resource Rights Bill.”

In the letter, Bundy writes: “With all of your efforts the impossible is happening. The Nevadan’s Resource Rights Bill (NRR) has been given a bill number (AB408) and will go before the Resource Committee on March 31st. This is a tremendous accomplishment, one that could not have been achieved without your actions. We started out thinking that if a group of people would act together in unity we could make a real difference. So far each of you have proven this to be correct. THANK YOU!”

Along with calling for Bundy fans to show up for the hearings, Bundy also included a link allowing supporters to register their support for the bill on a state government website.

The bill is likely an outgrowth of support for Bundy by Fiore dating back almost an year when the ranch became an armed compound, protected by a ragtag army of anti-government citizen’s militias and snipers.

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Bundy currently owes the Bureau of Land Management over a $1 million in fees, more than all other ranchers in arrears combined.

Fiore, an avid champion for Bundy since the federal face-off, has been in the news recently, calling an African-American colleague “colored,” while stating that racism is a thing of the past because the U.S. now has a black president.

In late February, she proposed a bill allowing more health options for cancer patients, saying cancer is a “fungus” that can be flushed from the body with salt water.

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