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Is this the Feds' next Cliven Bundy moment?

 Protesters gather at the Bureau of Land Management's base camp, where the cattle that were seized from rancher Cliven Bundy are being held, near Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Saturday said it had called off an effort to round up Bundy's herd of cattle that it had said were being illegally grazed in southern Nevada, citing concerns about safety. The conflict between Bundy and U.S. land managers had brought a team of armed federal rangers to Nevada to seize the 1,000 head of cattle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS CIVIL UNREST AGRICULTURE CRIME LAW)

(by Cheryl K. Chumley, WND) -- Word is the small town of Murrieta, California, is about to become the country’s next constitutional crisis.

That’s because armed federal agents are reportedly set to converge on the town, prepped – meaning locked and loaded, dressed in riot gear – to pressure local protesting citizens to go home, keep quiet and let the good illegal immigrants from Central America be bused in and deposited. If true, this could be the worst crisis of constitutional proportions since – well, since early April, when armed agents with the Bureau of Land Management took up spots outside Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property to try and force him, at gunpoint, to pay his bill.

On second thought, April’s not that far back.

An American citizen could actually start to get a bit paranoid that the feds are finding it far too easy these days to take up arms against those who – in strictest constitutional sense – are the employers. As John Henry, a Murrieta resident for more than 20 years, described to Breitbart Texas: “We’re being told that federal marshals or ICE will be here in the next few days and that they are bringing riot gear. They’re apparently going to be blocking off the street with concrete blockades so that no vehicles can get through. The [nearby] Riverside County Sheriff’s Department showed up … and brought a huge watch tower that shoots up into the air 35 feet.”

Another resident of the nearby town of Temecula said in the same media report that he was told by local police officers the situation was “going to get ugly” and that officers bearing shields and decked in riot gear are going to be used to quell the crowd.

Murrieta’s crime?

Daring to keep criminals in the form of illegal immigrants from overriding their community.

The town’s not exactly equipped to handle the inflow of illegals. As Mayor Alan Long described it on Fox News, Murrieta’s a sleepy “bedroom community of 106,000″ and now, “all of a sudden, the world showed up at our doorstep.” And residents – rightly so – are concerned. Some of the bus riders are sick and diseased, alighting from bus steps to hospital emergency room care in seemingly seamless motion. All are illegal. And tempers at the protest site are flaring.

Now add to the mix federal agents in riot gear.

Is this the government’s next Cliven Bundy moment?

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