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Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says ‘They’re not paramilitary units’

Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, is mulling a measure to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies.

“There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”

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“They should do what anyone else would do,” he told the Salt Lake Tribune. “Call the local sheriff, who has the capability to intervene in situations like that.” Too bad Sheriff Gillespie was worthless.

The Interior Department, for its part, said the BLM and National Park Service had armed agents at Mr. Bundy’s ranch to guarantee the safety of the public and of their workers. Protect the public: b.s.

What is Chris Stewart mulling over?

People in Utah

Call your representatives and pressure them on supporting this.

Call your representatives and

Call your representatives and pressure them on supporting this.

From the wording

It looks like this is a DC bill. So, EVERYBODY call your reps and pressure them to support this. And if it isn't a DC bill call your reps anyways and pressure them to write this.

We all know the Ol' Harry will stop this bill and Obama would veto it even if it did make it through but we should still try.

With no guns ...

... they just might be a bit more respectful in carrying out their jobs, huh?

Do you mean like the TSA?

If the ATF was not armed, and dependent on local law enforcement, the raid on Mount Carmel and subsequent siege ending in a massacre would not have happened.
The Feds need to use local police to enforce the law, not weaponized bureaucrats.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson


You haven't been to the DMV lately have you?

Ah, but...they do!

DMV Investigators do have guns and badges!
Every Fed and State agency seems to have its own police force,
and many have their own SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team.
The short list would be the agencies that don't. Very short list.

Yesteryear: Stop! Or I'll shoot-BANG!
Today: BANG! BANG! BANG! Stop! Or I'll shoot!

Seems one cannot Jaywalk or twirl a pencil,
without getting kidnapped,
and locked in a cage.
Like an animal.

Everyone jumped on Mittins for putting his dog in a cage.
But caging humans by the thousands daily for didley squat;
not a problem...
Surrender your dignity quietly and no one wil get hurt...too much.

Defend Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Funny you should mention that ...

... because I used to have to go to the DMV and deal with the indignity and hassle.

Now, my "vehicles" are registered where I can use a private company to do it. Guess what? NO HASSLES. And they are actually friendly. I dunno ... like they appreciate my business or something?

Crazy, huh?

I had literally forgotten what a terrible experience it is to deal with the DMV until you brought it up. Gee, thanks, now I'll have nightmares in my sleep.


You know

Being an evil genius with the help of government bureaucracies just isn't very fun ... it's like shooting dead fish in a barrel with a depleated uranium rail gun aimed by computer on auto fire.

On a separate note where the hell do you live where the DMV experience has been replaced by actual customer service? I didn't think there was such a place left on the planet.