Gunmen Vow to Occupy Federal Building for ‘Years’

A group of gunmen have seized control of an empty federal building in remote Burns, Oregon, on 2nd Jan. They have announced that they planned to occupy the facility for “years” and called for “patriots” to join them and bring more guns. The men now occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building include at least two sons of Cliven Bundy, the rancher whose legal battle with the government over grazing rights culminated in an armed standoff with federal authorities near Bunkerville, Nevada, in 2014.
The Bundys and other militia members have gathered in Burns in recent weeks to protest the return to prison of Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven, two local ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of arson, imprisoned, released and given new, harsher sentences last year.