Letters to the Editor

Anderson letter: Refuge takeover

Another day, another plot to overthrow the government thwarted. Kudos to the FBI and Oregon State Police for putting down the insurrection at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns, Ore., with only one casualty and the entire treasonous leadership arrested. They will all be facing federal charges of impeding law enforcement officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, which is a felony, which means thankfully once they are convicted felons, they will be losing their right to keep and bear arms for life as well.

Other so-called “patriot” groups like the “Oath Keepers,” “Three Percenters,” and other “militia” groups should take notice. There are no “Second Amendment solutions” to be found in today’s America. The FBI has eyes everywhere and informants have already infiltrated all of these “patriot” groups and know their every move before they even make it. That’s how they knew when the Bundy Bunch would be mobilizing, so as to apprehend them all during routine traffic stops once they were away from the children. Time for these folks to put down their toys (rifles), get a job and pay taxes like the rest of us already.

Nick Anderson, Boise