Ammon Bundy has been making headlines after he lost his court case and was prosecuted. Many are searching ad curious to know about his family.
Who is Ammon Bundy?
Ammon, 47, is a child of Cliven Bundy, a rancher in Nevada who, in 2014, led an armed standoff against BLM officers who were attempting to take some of his cattle because he had refused to pay fees for allowing them to graze on public lands. Ammon Bundy was there when the standoff in Nevada took place (and, at one point, was shot with a taser during a confrontation).
When federal officials decided to leave, the standoff came to an end. Charges against the Bundy family members themselves were thrown out by a judge who said prosecutors had neglected to properly reveal potentially exculpatory information that some people who were present in support of the Bundys were later found guilty of crimes.
In 2016, Ammon Bundy led an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in order to protest the prosecution of two area ranchers who’d been convicted of setting illegal fires on adjacent land (and who had a long history of allegedly harassing employees of the refuge). That standoff lasted 41 days; Ammon Bundy and other leaders of the occupation were ultimately pulled over and arrested while attempting to travel by car to a nearby meeting. One occupier was shot and killed after attempting to drive away from the traffic stop, then exiting his vehicle and reaching toward what authorities said was a handgun in his jacket.
While a number of participants in the occupation were convicted of related charges, a jury acquitted Ammon Bundy (and his brother Ryan) of all counts against them. (The defence in the case argued that the Bundys had merely intended to protest against the federal government, not to impede and intimidate federal workers, as they were charged with doing. Cliven Bundy was not involved in the Malheur occupation.) In a chaotic scene after the acquittal, one of Bundy’s lawyers was actually tasered by U.S. marshals.
Ammon Bundy’s Legal Troubles
Ammon Bundy’s name has frequently been associated with confrontations against the government. One of the most notable incidents was the 2014 Bundy standoff. Ammon’s challenges didn’t stop there. As recently as 2022, he faced legal repercussions in Idaho, being declared guilty of charges including trespassing.
Ammon Bundy’s family
The Bundy lineage boasts a variety of achievements. Beyond the infamous Ted and the controversial Ammon, the family tree includes names like Tom Bundy, the tennis star, and Trace Bundy, the guitar maestro. Let’s not forget William Bundy, who provided counsel on foreign affairs to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. However, there is no information about his family members online.