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Cliven Bundy vows fight in Oregon not over

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Speaking from his home in Bunkerville Wednesday, Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy said the fight in Oregon isn’t over.

Following the arrests of his sons in the wake of a weeks-long standoff in Burns, OR, Bundy spent the day in Arizona, consoling the family of Robert “Lavoy” Finnicum. Finnicum was shot and killed in the confrontation with officers Tuesday.

Bundy called Finnicum a good friend, great father and American. Bundy said what happened to him was nothing short of cold-blooded murder.

“He left with his hands in the air. He was pleading, ‘Do not shoot. We have women in the car,’” said Briana Bundy, Cliven Bundy’s daughter-in-law.

“Lavoy was only exercising his First Amendment rights. He was not a threat to anyone,” Cliven Bundy said.

Cliven Bundy said he has not spoken to sons Ryan and Ammon since they were arrested, but he did speak to people they were with.

“They killed this man, shot him like three times. He got on the ground, then they shot him like three to four more times. What kind of human with a dead man there – what kind of person does this? That’s the person we are fed up with,” Cliven Bundy said.

Cliven Bundy said he believes authorities wanted to kill more people, including his sons. He employs a personal bodyguard 24/7 who would serve as a witness if anything were to happen to him.

“We’re tired of it. We’re very tired of it, and we aren’t going to put up with it no more,” Cliven Bundy said.

The family vowed to keep fighting.

“It didn’t really faze us because we know this fight is worth fighting, and the cause is true and just,” Briana Bundy said.

“Federal government, get out of there. You have no jurisdiction in Oregon. Get out of [there]. Get out federal government and quit killing our people,” Cliven Bundy said.

The Bundys said they are on a no-fly list and do not plan to travel to Oregon in the near future.

Cliven Bundy said his sons have been appointed public defenders and have no plans to seek different representation. He added that he typically represents himself in court.

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