Bundy Militia Oregan Standoff : In Oregan, Ammon Bundy and his armed militia group have taken over a federal building, a wildlife refuge HQ owned by the “Bureau of Land Management” or BLM, in protest at numerous issues they have with the federal government. The main catalyst for this event was the arrest and prosecution of two local ranchers by the name of Hammond. They want stop the BLM (a federal government state department) who through regulation and fees put massive pressure on counties and private individuals to give up their land to the BLM so that it goes into Federal ownership. Ranchers and communites are essentially being destroyed by the federal government. In April 2014, Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy’s father was at the centre of an armed standoff with the federal government over unpaid grazing fees which the federal government said they owed.