It’s true that the media has been reporting the BLM decided to retreat over safety concerns at the Bundy Ranch. In reality, it seems that the feds were unwilling to back down or return the cattle until after they faced off in an armed standoff with the citizens. This footage and the footage of others, as well as first person reports, confirms this. It’s very surreal to see people standing up to the government, and reminding us that the only power they hold is that which we are willing to relinquish. This an important moment in American history to reflect on the importance for all humans to have the right to bear arms to protect themselves and their property. This may not be the end of the situation for the Bundy family, but the message they have shown the rest of America with their resistance will not be soon forgotten.