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At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues — semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts — patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire. "State sovereignty is what we're fighting for," reads a sign strung to a fence. And...

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