ST. GEORGE, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) – During a radio interview Wednesday Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy shared that God has told him that the federal government needs to be disarmed.
“I have no idea what God wants done, but he did inspire me to have the sheriffs across the United States take away these weapons, disarm these bureaucracies, and he also gave me a little inspiration on what would happen if they didn’t do that,” Bundy said Wednesday on KUER. “It was indicated that ‘this is our chance, America, to straighten this problem up. If we don’t solve this problem this way, we will face these same guns in a civil war.’ ”
Bundy continues to warn of the dangers of federal authority since his armed stand-off against the Bureau of Land Management in April over an ongoing land dispute involving his cattle. He has encouraged “every county sheriff in the United States” to “disarm the federal bureaucrats.”
He firmly believes that local sheriffs possess greater authority and power than federal authorities.
“If I broke some laws, why don’t they come and arrest me?” Bundy said on KUER. “If I’m breaking laws, why did several hundred, maybe thousands, of people feel inspiration to stand with me? If I’m breaking laws of the land, then I would think the Lord wouldn’t be with us for one thing.”
Bundy also stated that he didn’t violate any laws that are in direct conflict with the Constitution and that he owes the BLM nothing.