After 16 years of threats to kill any officers who came to arrest their grandfather, standoff ends

After 16 years of threats to kill any officers who came to arrest their grandfather, standoff ends

gun control2Should you have to hide out from law enforcement for over 15 years simply for having a dispute with a police officer who discovered you didn’t have a concealed weapons permit? These generally law abiding folks discovered the reality of our current gun control government under Obama. 

The Daily Mail reports,

The longest and possibly most bizarre stand-off in American history has come to an end.

John Joe Gray, from Trinidad, near Dallas, Texas, was arrested in 1999 for biting a police officer after the cop found he was carrying high-powered rifles without a license during a traffic stop.

Gray paid his bond and has since refused to go to court, hiding inside his 47-acre property for 16 years and vowing to shoot any officer of the law who tries to make him leave.

The bearded grandfather, his children, grandchildren and friends have armed themselves with pistols and rifles and patrolled their grounds ever since – with the county sheriff choosing not to send cops in for fear of them being killed.

But the unusual stalemate has finally come to an end after the authorities decided they just could not be bothered to wait for Gray to emerge any longer.

A lot of this comes down to the current fight it in the U.S. over ranchers and grazing rights. First, the Bundy’s in Nevada (and they won)l. Nest, the Hammonds in Oregon. The tide is starting to turn and the ranchers may be finally gaining some ground against unconstitutional authorities trying to usurp their property rights.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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