Catron County readies for battle

  Catron County, N.M., which pioneered local land-use planning against federal control of public land, has passed a resolution urging every household to own a gun. It's a protest against gun-control laws and a tool in Catron's war of nerves over cattle grazing. Originally, the county commission considered an ordinance requiring gun ownership. That got watered down after some locals complained such an ordinance would be as repressive as forbidding gun ownership. Still, the county got plenty of attention, as CNN, ABC and The Wall Street Journal showed up at the county courthouse in Reserve to cover the vote. Now, Catronites are forming a militia. "Citizens are getting tired of being tossed around and pushed to the limit by regulations," said Carl Livingston, a county commissioner. "We want the Forest Service to know we're prepared, even though violence would be a last resort." At a meeting of the county chamber of commerce recently, Forest Service District Ranger Mike Gardner urged caution. "What are you guys arming against?" he asked. "A .30-.30 won't do any good against (U.S. government) Bradley fighting vehicles and attack helicopters."


    Catron County, NM Militia
    Bert J Vanderhoof
    Bert J Vanderhoof
    Feb 25, 2010 03:43 PM
    If the anti-guns people want to reinterpret the United States Constitution to mean that "Bearing arms" only applies to militia, than it's only natural that everyone who wants to bear arms would join a militia.
    Why don't they just leave the Good old Constitution alone and let the honest people who want to own a gun have their second ammendment rights. If you don't want to have a gun, nobody is trying to force you to buy and own one. To each his own!!!
    Barrett Abney
    Barrett Abney
    Aug 29, 2011 02:43 PM
    "What are you guys arming against?" he asked. "A .30-.30 won't do any good against (U.S. government) Bradley fighting vehicles and attack helicopters."

    The fact that a non-elected government official would even make such a statement toward good law abiding citizens of this country says allot about how the federal government sees us. Does he think we should step up to a higher level of defense and perhaps get stingers and RPG's?

    What an idiot. He should be fired for making such a statement against the citizens.