There’s also the history of the Bundy family. They were grazing on federal land and refusing to pay the (much-lower-than-grazing-on-private-land) rate to the government. When the Feds seized his cattle while they were illegally grazing, Bundy got the heavily-armed right-wingers out and they got in a standoff with the Feds, including pointing assault rifles at them.
The Feds backed down, and OL’ Cliven declared victory and became a hero to the right wingers and began giving interviews that pretty much outed him as a racist loon.
One of his sons was the ringleader of this current affair, and he was arrested when the Feds and Oregon State Troopers intercepted their convoy a couple weeks ago.
OL Cliven showed up in Portland (from Nevada) today and was promptly arrested and charged for his actions back in 2014. It’s so awesome.