This report by Lauren Rozyla at the CBS affiliate in Nevada ought to be getting more national attention:

Concerns are growing about members of the militia surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy.

Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the safety of residents in the Bunkerville area. Horsford says his constituents have "expressed concern" over the presence of armed militia groups from out of state.

According to Horsford, his constituents say the militia have set up checkpoints where residents must prove they live in the area before they are allowed to pass and have set up a "persistent presence" along federal highways, and state and county roads. They also claim some have established an armed presence in the community.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't an armed band of jackasses claiming authority over part of the United States through implied violence exactly what the Founding Fathers were trying to avoid?