GP’s Sound Advice

How to React to Burns

There are a lot of blog posts out there “suggesting” and “directing” a reaction to the Burns situation. They range from outrage to ridicule. Some folks that I greatly respect have called it an extreme sadness.

The conspiracy folks are out in large numbers, indentifying government snitches and calling the road block and arrests a method of getting the government assets out of harm’s way.

Some are turning LaVoy Finicum into a martyred saint.

Yet others are commenting that they wish the law enforcement community had taken different actions to end the occupation.

The remaining comments cover everything in between.

What do we really know?

Other than the obvious that one man is dead and others have been arrested, we don’t know much. “Witness” accounts vary greatly and depending on which ones you decide to believe, support is out there for everyone’s beliefs.

But, we don’t really know right now. Developing and implementing courses of action at this point is premature.

Regardless of how you feel about the Burns occupation, we know that a man who seemed to be a nice guy is dead. We can mourn his passing no matter if he “committed suicide by cop” or he was wrongly killed.

We need to remain vigilant and demand the truth. Truth is a rare commodity in this day and age, but we must demand it in this case. Truth of not only what happened, but why it happened.  The release of the video is a good start.  Armed with the truth, we can then come up with actions to be taken.

Sadly what’s missing in our reactions are any actions to achieve one of the stated goals.

The Hammonds are still ignored. As folks raise money for the Finicum family and legal funds for the Bundys and the others arrested, we really shouldn’t abandon the Hammonds.

Surely there must be liberty minded folks who can provide physical support to the Hammond family while their adult men are in prison. Talk to any older woman who loses her husband. It’s the physical contact and folks willing and able to help out on the “little stuff” that makes a difference. When we go to visit my wife’s mother (who lost her husband a little while ago) I always bring a bag of tools to do the little “honey-do” things that don’t get done now that dad is gone.

If the Hammonds get lost in the post mortem of the occupation, it really will all have been for nothing.


Have you even signed this petition?


American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE


2 thoughts on “GP’s Sound Advice

  1. “Sadly what’s missing in our reactions are any actions to achieve one of the stated goals.

    The Hammonds are still ignored”

    Several of us have made suggestions about helping the Hammonds,below are two comments from GP’s blog made back on Jan. 9th and 11th-the ideas are valid,but as far as I know,no one local has made any efforts to make either happen,or to let the rest of us know exactly what the Hammonds need help with.
    I’m sure they can use some groceries,and I’m also sure that they could use help running the ranch-as in guys to perform the chores,take care of the critters,mend fences,fix gates,make repairs to outbuildings,etc.
    That would help the Hammonds,as the guys who would usually take care of those things on the ranch are in a federal prison in California.

    Tom Baugh
    January 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Reposted comment from WRSA:

    Here’s a thought.

    How do we contribute to the Hammonds, who have had $400,000 stolen from them and their bread-winning men kidnapped, and seem to be totally forgotten in this outsider grandstanding sparkly?

    I’m sure they could appreciate a truckload of food…


    January 11, 2016 at 2:17 am

    That is hands down the best idea concerning what to do about the Malheur situation.
    Ammon Bundy and co. chose to go there and take over the refuge to make a point-the Hammonds didn’t just decide to go to federal prison because they thought it was a good idea.
    They’ve paid dearly,yet they still refused to sell their land so the enviro-nazis,USFS, and BLM could get their way.
    I’m sure the ladies left at the ranch would appreciate a truckload of food and household supplies.
    I believe they would also appreciate some help running the ranch being done by volunteers.

  2. I signed petition awhile back,swear the numbers dropped for a time,still,tis a peaceful form of protest and more importantly the right thing to do as the resentancing was just BS.As to helping the Hammond family,well be glad to except other side of country and am a carpenter/not a rancher,that said,am sure basic chores could help with.Once again,have a job I like and am 3000 miles away.

    So,how about some of the sites that have been reporting this set up a page to donate time if in area,and,for those far away but want to help how about setting up a fund to help em and the Finicum family if needed.I have no clue how to set up web pages/set up a fund that doesn’t get taxed/set it up so monies go to those that need it but with all the sites reporting on this some are web masters/what have you that could hopefully do this.I am willing to contribute when I know site set up properly and securely so folks that need it get the hand up they can use to move on with their lives.

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