Sunday, April 13, 2014 4:30PM
by Gavin Seim
I know my messages are not sensational, but here’s what’s really happening on the ground.
I see there are lots of reports floating around the net. But here all appears calm. I got a report from our home team that Hotels are not filled locally and there is no visible presence of National Guard, weapons vehicles, etc. at the Best Western or elsewhere in town. Though the woman at the Best Western desk had an uptight and scripted response when we asked about them and did ask us to leave.
After lunch we went to the location where the BLM had been staging. Other than a couple Sheriff’s men keeping an eye on things it was without activity. They were friendly and said the BLM was gone, though they still have some gear to come back for. There was still equipment on the ground below the bridge.
Our team has scouted but has not observed any more snipers or overt activity in the area. There are less people by far today, but there will be a press event here at 1PM tomorrow (Monday). Pass the word.
Ryan Bundy just spoke to a news crew. But the best part was after they left. Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend was standing there and we all had a conversion and a moment of prayer that resonated the message of liberty. We have videos and will try to post soon.
.This does not mean people should not still come out. Only that will there is a bit of suspense in the air, all in fact seems calm.
Hopefully many of you will be here on Monday so we can rally and keep the message moving. We do not want to give them opportunity to strike again. The stronger our showing the more we will display our resolve.
We are still watchful. Anthony, a former Army scout from our Washington team, is observing, along with my brother Nathan. Yesterday during the closing hours we had [federal] snipers, not for show, but 1000 yards out and staying hidden. By God’s grace no blood was spilled.
Finally if you want to help out a bit with the many expenses from this trip the donation page for fuel and supplies is here – http://rally.org/bundystand
We will keep you updated.