Feds Confiscate Guns in Flathead Valley With 30 Vehicles, Three Tanks, and Helicopter


Heretofore ignored by the legacy press and mainstream media, in February, federal authorities invaded a neighborhood in the Flathead Valley with militarized police and terrorized its occupants with what appears to be Waco-level tyrannical overreach

In 1992, a federal siege occurred in Boundary County, Idaho, at a location known as Ruby Ridge.  The eleven-day siege lasted from August 21-31 and resulted in the deaths of one U.S. Marshall, and the wife and son of Randy Weaver, the target of the siege.  This event captured the attention of the nation. To secure the land around this seven-person home composed of three adults and four children, the federal government saw fit to send in hundreds of federal agents, as well as associated vehicles and air support.

The reasons for the siege are not pertinent here, but the fact is many lessons were learned as a result.  Those lessons revolved around Rules of Engagement, the use of force, and other legal concerns.  One would have hoped the lessons would be applied in future encounters, but in 1993 the same FBI Hostage Rescue Team commander took part in the siege and raid of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. After fifty-one days, the compound was breached and seventy-five people were killed, including twenty-five children.  Nearly thirty years after Ruby Ridge, it seems that the only real lesson federal agencies applied from Ruby Ridge and Waco is that they needed to do a better job of keeping their activities out of the eyes of the public.  Why?  Because a similar event occurred in Western Montana on February 2, 2021, and it’s likely you’ve not heard anything about it.

The BearCat armored personnel carrier is often equipped with

In the early Tuesday morning hours, motion sensors alerted the occupant, hereafter referred to as John Doe (names have been changed to protect the innocent) that there was movement along the driveway to his home.  Given the time of day, the location of the home, and some recent history that will be discussed later, Doe knew he needed to react, but in a non-threatening manner.  His decision was to put on a pair of pants, remain barefoot and shirtless, and move to the front porch with his hands raised in the air.  What appeared in the driveway was the lead vehicle of three BearCat armored personnel carriers – commonly referred to as personnel tanks (pictured left) – in a convoy of over thirty total vehicles.  

The BearCats are armed with a rotating turret for housing customer-specific weapon systems. Five gun ports are located on each side of the vehicle, and an additional two on the rear. The vehicle are often equipped with .50 BMG or 7.62mm rifles. It is a military-grade vehicle often used by U.S. Special Forces and the Australian military.

But on this day, they were cruising the Flathead Valley with thirty other police vehicles in tow.

Also surrounding the house were one-hundred-plus federal agents with a helicopter in support.  Federal agents immediately took Doe into custody and placed him in loose-fitting flex cuffs into the back of one of the BearCat vehicles. Inside the vehicle, John was placed on the outer wall, and at his feet were loaded weapons.  Doe later concluded that this had to be a setup, for if he were to try to free himself, he would likely be killed.  Seemingly unbeknownst to the Feds, Doe’s 88-year-old mother (who suffers from dementia) was asleep in the house. The actual homeowner, Jane Doe, was also in the home. This is why Doe wanted to avoid confrontation and the stress of such an event by presenting himself peacefully. What looked to be a quick and peaceful resolution then took a strange turn to the worse. 

Why did agents breach the house when Doe was already in custody? Counter to standard practice, the team chose to enter a window next to Doe’s basement door.  That window is over three feet off the ground and thus difficult to breach and enter by a team that needs to move fast.  There are many windows in the house that would have made a breach entry a lot easier.  This window was different, not only in its height above ground and the resulting impact on the tactics used, but it is also right next to Doe’s bed.  If Doe had not exited the house and moved to the front porch to peacefully present himself, the concussion grenade employed by the breaching team would have landed on him while he was sleeping.  There’s no telling what would have happened in that instance, but John’s death is a possibility. 

Federal agents obviously knew the home’s layout and they immediately entered Doe’s storage and security room and disconnected all security cameras while conducting a search. Though not included on the warrant, the federal agents searched John’s gun safes, a detached garage, and vehicles parked around the residence.  

What provoked this Montana this raid?  Doe’s former girlfriend from North Carolina filed a restraining order (a civil matter, not criminal) against Doe in that state claiming he was homicidal, suicidal, a threat to her, and had bomb-making materials with the intention to cause harm.  She also claimed he had booby traps all over the home and the surrounding property.  But none of this was true.

Doe does in fact hold a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and is licensed for all weapons, ammunition, and powders on his property.  Given this fact, federal agents can request to see all his material at any time, no siege required. Circumstances brought Doe back to Montana and, despite the foregoing, a restraining order secured under false information in North Carolina caused a massive raid in Montana involving federal agents from around the country.  

According to the Constitution, federal operators may not engage in law enforcement activities without the permission of the local county sheriff, something that is often overlooked and ignored, which is the case here.

Doe was not read his rights until two hours into the event. He was eventually transported to the Flathead County jail by a Deputy Sheriff who was not aware of the preceding events until well after the fact. Doe was released three days later on his own recognizance.  Jane was never read her rights despite being questioned by federal agents.  John, Jane, and John’s mother were not the only victims of this raid.  John’s neighbor, who shares a long driveway with him, was detained in handcuffs for two hours as he left for work. A close friend of John’s heard what had happened and was detained when he went to the house to check on his well-being.    

On March 5, Doe and his neighbor both received mail that contained a list of confiscated weapons, but no ammunition was listed despite it all having been confiscated.  The list further contained only about twenty percent of the total number of items taken.  The address listed on the paperwork was John’s neighbor’s house and it remains unclear why both homes received the notice.   

As of the date of the publication of this article, there continues to be a news blackout of this event. John has not been charged with any federal crimes, gun-related or otherwise. Jane has had to pay over $4,000 in out-of-pocket repairs for property damage to her home caused by the breaching team and the subsequent search. (She has received forms to request reimbursement from the Feds). Doe has had to pay thousands of dollars for legal representation. 

The Feds spent thousands of tax dollars to execute this raid with agents from around the country, even as far away as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia. Now that Joe Biden is so focused on removing the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution, these actions could become the norm. Americans will be made criminals as unconstitutional measures such as H.R.8 and H.R.127 pass through the U.S. House, on to the U.S. Senate, and ultimately to Joe Biden’s desk.  Let us all hold accountable the government that works for We the People, because what happened to John is not what America is supposed to be.

[Editor’s Note: The Montana Daily Gazette stands by the veracity of this report from a field reporter and we believe the Legacy Press has been intimidated into silence by the federal government. Names have been changed to protect the innocent]


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  1. Welcome to Joe Biden’s Merica, eh? John and Jane should hire the biggest A-hole attorney they can find and sue the crap out of the feds AND John’s lyin’ ex.

    • I hope he wins millions from their department/s and federal charges are filed against the woman and officers that broke the laws.

      • And a pony!

        Sadly nothing will probably happen. The department doesn’t care about the cost – it’ll be paid by the taxpayers (and COVID relief). It will intimidate others into compliance – which is the real intent.

        The woman effectively SWATTED the guy. Won’t face anything and probably brags about it.

    • Moral to the story: You men can’t be too careful these days about the women you stupidly decide to hook up with. Focus on sexual attraction while ignoring red flags is a recipe for disaster. Things aren’t what they seem, as John Doe apparently found out the hard way.

      That said, the message from the article appears to be that RESISTANCE TO GUN CONFISCATION IS USELESS. Just lay down and roll over, people, and no one gets hurt…..is that it? 2a going out not with a bang, but a whimper.

      • That sounds nice, but the truth is that men have zero legal rights in a modern court of law when they have a conflict with a woman. Women running our government and making laws that please our communist, globalist enemies is what is taking our freedoms and our constitution away from us in the first place.

        • I think you’re correct Jay. I’ve never seen so many liberal women in this country, all thinking they can bully other women and men. I’m a woman, but I don’t like the attitude of most of the women out there today. Look at freak face Kamala, freak face Ocasio Cortez, the worst! Making laws & shouting orders, then giggling. Pretty scary times we live in. I don’t want our country run by Bitch women, they’re up to no good!

      • The moral of the story is, be careful of the women men hook up with?????????????????? WOW, did we just read two different stories?????????????????????

        • I think the reference is to the ‘premise’ for the confiscation was a (supposed) ex-girlfriend from back east, (a couple of miles away) who called in ‘afraid’ that she might be harmed by the ‘bad’ man’s gun collection. Could just be one of the ‘hired’ thugs from Anti-fact or BMer movement. (yes, definite pun intended.)

    • We need the names of these terrorists in LEO clothing published for everyone to see. They need to never be employed in any line of work in which they are given authority over another human.

    • This is also the America of every “Republican” who voted to let Xiden steal the election, including Steve Daines, who I will never donate to again.

  2. This sounds like some BS. If there was an event, there should be court filings and an indictment and this would all be public record. There IS NO “names changed to protect the innocent”. Either provide the sources or documentation, or it didn’t happen.

    • Where do you think you are Toto The United States of America or UNITED STATES Inc. B*iden & Harris et alia stole the election to the defunct Corp U.S. Inc. which is where U.S. Inc. rogue under color of law enforcement attack battalions are from.

  3. This sounds like some BS. If there was an event, there should be court filings and an indictment and this would all be public record. There IS NO “names changed to protect the innocent”. That’s not how this works. Either provide the sources and documentation, or it didn’t happen. Put up, or shut up.

    • under the biden and the communist that are telling him what to do . This could well be the truth and it is just starting ! This happened in a lot of countries that came under the evil wicked communist !!!!!!!!!

  4. Coach Bob
    Some filings are sealed so the information is not compromised. It all has to do with Status, as long as you accept being a slave the same will happen day in and day out. The americanstatesassembly.net provides all the answers you need to fulfill the impossible dream. I was detained last Saturday night by two LEO’S (Law Enforcement Officers) for suspicious plates (American State National Plate) on my car. Long story short, my arraignment in court yesterday morning proved to be very exciting. I checked in at the Kiosk, successful for the 9:00am hearing. I filed some papers into the record prior to court knowing that I may be called last based on my filings. I wasn’t called, the Judge asked if anyone had any business with the court to please come forward. He asked me my NAME, “I don’t give out names” he started screaming and turning red. I said “Judge I’m appointing you by my power of appointment, Trustee of the Public Trust ( JOHN DOE)(still screaming) and I know you’re going to do a fine job” I turned around (still screaming something) and walked out of the court room and no one followed or tried to stop me. The reason he asked me for a name, is to gain jurisdiction by answering to the ALL CAPS NAME that is not you. Its all about language and understanding the definitions of words used in there words like, usufruct, subrogation, and within the united states or without the united states. I sent the Trustee a letter of instructions to take care of my business, settle the invoice for $274,676. for damages, and to settle and close all claims. He’s my Bitch now! You have the power! Note: If you have IRS TAX LIENS, zero your debt in 6 months, no offers in compromise or settlement payments. judicialed@gmail.com

    • You are following Anna Von Reitz… Her “process” is false and brings you back under The Corp US. You may have walked out that time, but her “Process” will get you in jail. She also claims to have been a Judge in Alaska. Funny how the BAR up there has never heard of her in that setting. Good Luck.

  5. Coach Bob! You did exactly the RIGHT THING! They can SCREAM AND SHOUT THIER WAY TO HELL and BACK! When we are a Sovereign State National, THEY CANT DO CRAP! And THEY HATE US FOR IT! GREAT JOB!!!

  6. […] An angry ex’s false Police report in one state caused feds in another state to rush in and con… Note how this appears to have been launched on short notice, the resident had just moved back there, but they already knew the layout of the house, where the target slept, and to disconnect his security camera system before starting the search. They know more about you right now than you would think. […]

  7. Buy guns and ammo with stimulus check. Pay these thieving usurpers ZERO in taxes to steal and misuse. You are at WAR act accordingly

  8. Kyle Adkins
    If you could learn to read and not be a total DA…you would know that is part of the point ..zero federal gun charges where made

    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242

    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.


    • all true. but getting satisfaction is impossible when it happens to you if all gov. officials are in on it. happened to my son – crazy females, official oppression, etc. he cooperated or they would have killed him also.

  10. We certainly ARE at WAR, and if we let them pick us off, one by one, we might as well turn in all our weapons NOW. Avoid the rush. WAKE UP AMERICA!

  11. One thing I don’t understand: It is stated that Doe was released on his own recognizance (ROR). The article also states that no Federal charges have been filed.
    ROR is a condition of release for a person who DOES get charged with a crime. ROR is the promise of returning to answer to that charge. When someone is not charged with a crime and is let go they are just “released”.
    So to say that Doe was ROR infers that he was indeed charged with something, if not a Federal crime. So what was the charge that he did receive that would account for the ROR?

    • Reporters often use terms they don’t know the meaning of. Too many of us believe what we read or hear in the media.

      It’s possible he was jailed by the agents on a specific charge, but upon review the U.S. Attorney would not file for whatever reason. Wouldn’t be the first time.

      • I’m sure this author didn’t know what ROR means. Of course this begs the question: why would someone who doesn’t know what ROR means turn around and use that term specifically UNLESS THEY WERE TOLD that John Doe was released on ROR?
        Which brings us right back to the question: what was Doe charged with that would account for the ROR?

  12. Look deeper. Totalitarian regimes don’ t have to give or produce names, dates., indictments or filings. They just have to deny anything happened and people like yourself are all too happy to go along with their denial and ascribe it all to clickbait or another favorite: “conspiracy theory.” Just like the Hard Left does. They could video a siege like Waco today and then deny it happened: major gaslighting.

  13. “According to the Constitution, federal operators may not engage in law enforcement activities without the permission of the local county sheriff,”

    Article , Section, and Clause, Please? Most Federal law enforcement is unconstitutional, but the “county sheriff” is no where mentioned in the Constitution.

  14. Being read your rights only applies once you are to be questioned. If you are arrested/in custody and are not questioned for 2 hours or even 24 hours the government employees is not required to Mirandize you until you are questioned, past your name, birthday, address. If you are not in custody, would a reasonable person think they could leave, you do not have to be Mirandized before being questioned as if you can leave it is a consensual contact.

    The best thing to do is never talk to cops or the Feds for any reason without a lawyer.

  15. Me….
    I research these HK teams, Them, there TTP, vehicles, the locals(cause they are always involved) , collect all photos i can find and all writings no matter the source.
    Usually i am looking for that 1 pic that leads me to name(s) or a place these murders like to tell there stories and brag. A lite booze is a glorious thing.

    It aint hard to get info, they really do think they can hide. Hahaha, ok.

    Work soon.
    Are you ready?

  16. I’ve read a few of the responses to this incident.
    I would like to report that we contacted the Kalispell Sheriff. He had all sorts of excuses as to why this happened… by the way this report is TRUE!
    He confirmed that there was a helicopter, Bear Cat Armored vehicle (which is like a tank),and 10 police/Fed vehicles. All at our tax dollars!
    He also said there wasn’t anything he could do to stop this action.
    Then he said that the subject had several Felony charges in his past record… which is not true as the subject would Not be able to have a FFL and registered weapons in his name.
    He also said there was 28lbs of narcotics there.
    Which couldn’t be true as the subject was released on his on recognizance. The Judge would never have released a person with past felony charges, 28lbs of narcotics and many various weapons on his own recognizance.
    There is a huge cover up going on here, from the local authorities to the Federal authorities.

    I would really like the journalist that reported this, to do a follow up. Reporting all of the statements made by the Kalispell Sheriff, subject and Judge.

    By the way… our own Sanders county commissioner, Tony Cox (who was a state patrolman for 20 yrs) said this article wasn’t true. When pressed further he said it was partially true. He then stated subject was a felon and he was glad he had been arrested.
    Going off of what the Kalispell Sheriff had said.

    I believe it would be fairly easy for this journalist to find out the he truth of these accusations.

  17. I want sources and evidence. I don’t trust the democrats. I think they stole this country from us. But I’m not going to mindlessly believe some paper I’ve never heard of before any more so than I am the rest of the media or anyone else. I know they are coming for us eventually but if they are already doing this now we may not have five years. I NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH FOR THE SAKE OF MY FAMILY. This isn’t a fucking game. So if this newspaper is lying they are as much my enemy as any democrat. Back this shit up montana dailygazette.

  18. But your beloved “law enforcement” officers will protect you from the government when it gets too oppressive. Pffft!
    “The whole good cop/bad cop question can be disposed of much more decisively. We need not enumerate what proportion of cops appears to be good or listen to someone’s anecdote about his Uncle Charlie, an allegedly good cop. We need only consider the following: (1) a cop’s job is to enforce the laws, all of them; (2) many of the laws are manifestly unjust, and some are even cruel and wicked; (3) therefore every cop has agreed to act as an enforcer for laws that are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked. There are no good cops.” ~Robert Higgs

  19. Laura,

    Sheriffs operate in counties, Police Depts operate in cities. So how is there a Kalispell Sheriff that you contacted? I called both the Kalispell Police Department and the Flathead’s Sheriff’s office. The Sheriffs office has heard nothing about it. The PD got very testy with me just asking about and told me they would not tell me even if it had happened; that they would never give out such a person’s name if they did either. I did not take that as a good sign. The PD said they did have a swat team but this story reports it was the Feds who conducted the raid. I know ATF partners with local Law Enforcement but there is nothing on their Press Release page about such a raid either. I have place a call to a show by a former FBI, and whistleblower, who has great contacts inside the justice department, but there’s no guarantee I’ll get an answer.

  20. […] Feds Confiscate Guns in Flathead Valley With 30 Vehicles, Three Tanks, and Helicopter: Also surrounding the house were one-hundred-plus federal agents with a helicopter in support. Federal agents immediately took Doe into custody and placed him in loose-fitting flex cuffs into the back of one of the BearCat vehicles. Inside the vehicle, John was placed on the outer wall, and at his feet were loaded weapons. Doe later concluded that this had to be a setup, for if he were to try to free himself, he would likely be killed. […]

  21. […] Montana Daily GazetteHeretofore ignored by the legacy press and mainstream media, in February, federal authorities invaded a neighborhood in the Flathead Valley with militarized police and terrorized its occupants with what appears to be Waco-level tyrannical overreachCalling this Waco-level is incorrect; no one died and no buildings burned. But it's troubling to see this kind of abuse, particularly with the heavy military presence. […]

  22. WE must resist tyranny of every form. Law abiding citizens must take charge through the legislative process. Otherwise, suing each law enforcement official is the next and only step.

  23. This article is interesting and concerning. It leaves many unanswered questions. But when you start the article with Frothy drivel about “Tanks”, you lose credibility on most other points.
    No Cops call their Bearcat a Tank.


    • This link is terribly suspicious. Even without the tracking portion past the ? it would be really strange, but with that it’s downright unsettling.

      How much are you being paid and by whom?


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