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Feds say NV rancher probe expanding

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(CNN) - Federal investigators are looking into last month's standoff between government officials and armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

They want to know if any laws were broken after reports that some of the supporters pointed weapons at law enforcement officers.

The FBI is also investigating whether illegal weapons were used in the incident.

The standoff happened April 12th near Bunkerville after officials with the bureau of land management began rounding up Bundy's cattle.

They were met by resistance from Bundy's family members and dozens of angry and armed supporters.

The government alleges Bundy has been allowing his livestock to illegally graze on federal land and has failed to pay more than a million dollars in grazing fees.

Bundy argues, in his view, the constitution doesn't say Americans can't use land owned by the federal government.
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