THE WEST IS WILD AGAIN

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FACED WITH LOCALITIES WILLING TO FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THEIR LAND

Just whose land is it anyway? in the West that question is pitting citizens, counties and states against the Federal Government--in more ways than one. Two weeks ago, Roundup, Montana, saw more action than it has in quite a spell. The first arrests took place when two men showed up at the sheriff's office and tried to file some homespun legal papers on behalf of their fellow "freemen," a loose group that opposes taxes, gun restrictions and federal regulation. Both were arrested for carrying concealed weapons. Then three more men drove up to the office, and one opened his coat to...

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