oregon militia standoff
Ryan Bundy, who led a weeks-long militia occupation of a wildlife refuge earlier this year, claims he was just a "rancher trying to practice braiding rope."
Two Indigenous people remember the Oka crisis, and have some experience going head-to-head with the Canadian government.
Ammon Bundy said the Lord told him to engage in a standoff with the feds. His church is not okay with that.
The standoff in Oregon and tentative support it has garnered from Republican leaders reveals the party's deeply held antagonism toward environmental protections.
'We Are Going to Light Up the Whole Country on Fire': The Arson That Led to the Oregon Militia Standoff
The ongoing occupation of a wildlife refuge by armed militiamen was sparked by the imprisonment of two ranchers for setting a blaze in 2001 that scorched 139 acres.