August 29, 2014 7:05 am -

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One of the sons of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy’s son has pulled his five children out of various Clark County School District locations after a dispute with school administrators.

Officials at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite told Ryan Bundy [pictured] that his 15-year-old daughter was not allowed to bring her pocketknife to school.

Clark County School policy states that pocket knives are not allowed on school property, as they are considered weapons.

Bundy doesn’t see a knife as a weapon and explained he’s taught his children it is essential to always have a knife with them.

“I’ve taught my children a knife is important to have,” he said. “It’s a tool that you use, and you need to have one with you at all times.”

The Bundy children said that they use knives for their daily chores on the family’s ranch and not as a weapon.

Ryan Bundy doesn’t see what the big deal about any of his children carrying a knife is and said the School District is trying to make his children look like delinquents.

Well, if you carry a weapon to school against school policy, and then you’re no longer going to school, who is actually the one making his kids look like delinquents?


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

74 responses to Cliven Bundy’s Son Pulls His 5 Kids From School Because They Can’t Carry Weapons

  1. Candide Thirtythree August 29th, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Inbreed much?

    • Abby Normal August 29th, 2014 at 8:29 am

      This is Cliven’s son. His name is Jiven. His dad Cliven is also his uncle. His sister is his aunt. His mother is his cousin. And his uncle is his brother. Someone always gets pregnant at the family reunions.

  2. Larry Schmitt August 29th, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I think we all know who the delinquent is, and it’s not the kids.

  3. causeican August 29th, 2014 at 8:23 am

    He’s as ugly as his daddy

  4. Carla Akins August 29th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Are there any rules, regulation or laws that apply to these folks?

    • MIAtheistGal August 29th, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Funny how they were going to public schools anyway, isn’t it?

      • Carla Akins August 29th, 2014 at 11:19 am

        I did not miss that – but all I could think was “thank god” hopefully a little outside influence will help stop the cycle.

      • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 11:47 am

        that’s what i thought! i’m surprised they were in public schools, frankly…

    • tiredoftea August 29th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      The bible and the Constitution? Both misread and misunderstood, of course.

  5. jasperjava August 29th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Edumacation is overrated anyway.

  6. raincheck August 29th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    ALRIGHT!! Who photo-shopped the picture??

    • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 9:41 am

      I want to hear him say, “I am not an animal!”

  7. GreenEyedLilo August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I can understand how the Bundys might think proud, willful ignorance is a rewarding way to live a life, but Ryan Bundy is only hurting his own children. I feel sorry for them.

    • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      me, too…a lost generation, with these preppers, “quiverfuls”, and home-schoolers…

  8. William August 29th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    No problem Cletus. Homeschool them, and prepare them for an exciting post GED career.

    • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Many home-schooled kids go to college. I know we have an education IRA set aside for my son for that event, and we’ll be pushing him that direction.

      That said, McDonald’s might be a bit of a high bar to reach for this particular family.

      • anothertoothpick August 29th, 2014 at 10:57 am

        Another problem is the fact that no one actually knows how many college students were homeschooled. Many homeschoolers attend some High school to have transcripts and avoid questions. Others list their home school as a private school – actually they are forced to be listed as private schools in many states by law. Still others attend Junior college concurrently with homeschooling – just as some state funded highschoolers do. This gives them college transcripts. Many Universities will take college transcripts without asking for high school transcripts if they have enough (often equivalent to a year’s worth or even a semester’s in some cases).

        • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

          all good points–add to that, that some states do very little to account for these kids…it’s really kinda tragic, actually…i have an anecdote about a woman i know–keep in mind, that she’s in her 30’s, and is still going to college, every semester–

          she has 3 kids, 16, 14, 11–the 11 year-old cannot read–“he’ll teach himself, when he’s ready”

          the 14 year-old wants desperately to “be normal” and knows she’s hopelessly behind…

          the 16 year-old did have the benefit of public school for 3 or 4 years, early on–she can read, and do some math…

          the state does not care…it’s missouri

          • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

            There’s “home schooled” and then there’s “home and unschooled.” I’d say your anecdote fits into the latter if the mother isn’t doing anything to teach her kids.

            Reading was the very first thing we hit on. Alphabet, then phonics, then making him sound things out when he reads, and sound things out when he writes. We correct him on writing assignments, but we don’t force it in everything. He’s got home-made signs in his room that look like they blew in from the Hundred Acre Wood, including his KEEP OWT notice, and a two-sided one on his clipboard/chalkboard that lets us know whether he’s OPIN or CLOSD. He’s getting better though, and wants to write books, which he folds into booklets and has us staple the bindings. We’re just now starting math, which was initially a struggle but he’s now doing simple addition and subtraction in his head without the benefit of the abacus.

            It’s hard work, but it’s rewarding in many ways to see them get it. Of course, it leads to situations like him silently reading your email over your shoulder and asking “What’s a vasectomy and why does Mr. Joe have to get one?”

          • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

            it sounds to me like ya’ll are doing it the right way–and, that is the point, isn’t it? home-schooling your kid IS a hell of a lot of work–if you do it right…

            this woman is a lifelong student, continually educating herself with classes–i am totally gobsmacked at how she chooses to leave her children uneducated…

            why did you choose home-school?

          • Dwendt44 August 29th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

            At six he’s doing pretty good. The test will be when history, sociology, and civics are being taught, or indoctrinated as the case may be.

          • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 11:33 pm

            i bought my pre-schooler the “Hooked on Phonics” program in the mid-80’s, she was 3…gave her those tapes, a little tape player, and she pretty much taught herself how to read…swear…i would then try to slide in the other stuff–anatomy, biology, math…by the time she started kindergarten, she was reading at a 5th grade level, could do some basic math, and had a general knowledge of some things…she was not brighter than any other child–i just took massive amounts of time teaching her…by the time she was in 4th grade, her peers had caught up, and while i think that early start gave her the kind of confidence that is priceless–her self-esteem was awesome, she knew she was bright–it’s true it gave her no edge over the long-term…it was worth it, though…she was established as one of the “smart kids”, and she was treated better for it…

          • GriffonClaw September 2nd, 2014 at 11:50 am

            The book “Teach Your Child to read in 100 Easy Lessons” will have your preschooler reading at second grade level by the time you are done.

          • R.J. Carter September 2nd, 2014 at 12:07 pm

            Our boy really liked the Leap Frog TAG readers. I’m an IT pro, and I still don’t know how those things work. It’s magic to me.

          • Tammy Minton Haley September 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

            i preferred the old-fashioned “phonics” way–it’s how i learned to read, so, it was easy for me to help her–i understood the concept…but, truthfully, she rarely needed my help–she took those tapes and books, and taught herself…i was floored at her progress, and very much impressed with “Hooked On Phonics”!

          • GriffonClaw September 3rd, 2014 at 9:23 am

            That is so fantastic it was so great for your daughter! Basically the book is just teaching them phonics. But yah, if a parent really cares enough about their child they can use any of those and teach their child. Bundy family though……that’s just a scary bunch there. Not sure if or what he’d do if he home-schooled.

          • R.J. Carter September 2nd, 2014 at 12:06 pm

            Not for religious reasons, but more for quality. Our curriculum isn’t a religious-based one.

            We’ve started basic geography (the US map for now) and basic science (solar system, Earth is round, here’s why it looks like the sun goes up and down) and incorporate it into the math and the spelling/reading.

            Indoctrination will of course be conservative constitutionalist. 🙂 (We do start every school session with the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s rote memorization right now, as are many things we learn young, like the Times Tables.)

          • Tammy Minton Haley September 2nd, 2014 at 1:31 pm

            i have no problem with starting the schoolday with “The Pledge of Allegiance”…i said it for 13 years, straight… 🙂

        • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

          There’s some information on the numbers, and on their academic potential post 12th-grade:

      • William August 29th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        I’m guessing the Bundy homeschool environment is drastically different from yours.

        • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

          Well yes. We save target practice for P.E., not as a part of history.

          (I kid. He’s only 6. We don’t teach history at that age.)

          • William August 29th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

            Actually I worked for a private school that had a shooting team back in the day. 22 caliber very fine target rifles. I noticed there are some high schools that still have trap shooting teams. I guess liability and changing times did most of them in.

          • R.J. Carter August 29th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

            Unless you’re ROTC, I’d say you were right.

    • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 11:52 am


  9. crc3 August 29th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    We should send the entire Bundy clan to fight in Iraq since they love guns so much…

  10. Maxx44 August 29th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    His brain must be as lopsided as his face.

    • Larry Schmitt August 29th, 2014 at 11:12 am

      It would be, if he had one.

    • KB723 August 29th, 2014 at 11:42 am

      LMFAO!!!! Yes Perhaps!!!! =)

  11. KB723 August 29th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I guess some folks never realize what a contribution they are to society???

    • raincheck August 29th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Your right… I NEVER realized it… still don’t

      • KB723 August 29th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        I was more leaning toward this gentleman and the Favor he was doing by not allowing his children to attend school, I would guess that to some parents his act of retaliation is their sense of relaxation, I mean does any parent want to spend the day knowing some student at their child’s school is allowed to carry any weapon whatsoever???

  12. Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    so, what’s next? a reality show?

    i expect no less from America’s entertainment industry…

    • Roctuna August 29th, 2014 at 11:54 am

      In the works, no doubt. “Revolution with the Fundie Bundys”

      • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        oh, geez–“The Fundie Bundys–we put the “fundamentalist” back in dysfunctional!”

        • Dwendt44 August 29th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

          That’s spelled fundaMENTAList.

    • KB723 August 29th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Careful what you Wish For???

      • Tammy Minton Haley August 29th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

        i know, right?

    • Ol Blue August 29th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      I would watch a reality show featuring him in prison as long as they cut out the sex scenes.

  13. Roctuna August 29th, 2014 at 11:53 am

    What is it with this family? Do any rules and regulations apply to them at all? During the cattle stand-off they loudly proclaimed that the local sheriff was the authority they recognized. Now the local school system tries to enforce a regulation that’s standard in every public school system in the country and the Bundy’s are too special to follow the rules. Next thing they’ll be claiming that knife possession is a “closely held belief” and they should have a religious exemption.

  14. raincheck August 29th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Why the long face?

  15. Dwendt44 August 29th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I can’t picture this clown spending several hours a day doing the home schooling classes. What lessons is he teaching them? Does Nevada have a children’s protective service?

  16. Annie August 29th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Who would breed with these people? Ugh

    • fahvel August 29th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      no one – the kids a f’n miracles like the one years and years ago.

    • ottovonb60 August 29th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Goats – clearly.

  17. dianeriley1 August 29th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    And what possible chores does the school make them do that would require the use of a knife. Come to think of it, these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer to begin with.

  18. BillTheCat45 August 29th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    And we’re supposed to believe they already weren’t being home schooled?

    Oh right, Bundy is lazy.

  19. donschneider August 29th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Why is it necessary to feature this family in the news ? Haven’t we all been embarrassed enough by Cliven Bundy’s antics ? Give it a rest. Explain the rules to the Bundy parents and give them a chance to understand the reason for the rules. Perhaps then the children can get back to school where they belong, and we will not be saddled with the results of uneducated angry people.

    • cwazycajun August 29th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      this guy shold be on a teaposter poster like the kitten with its paws over the branch…sayin hang in there only it should have the bundy clan and dumb dumber or dumberer education tea party style

    • GriffonClaw September 2nd, 2014 at 11:44 am

      The rules for not allowing knives on school grounds were explained. He said he did not agree with the rules.

  20. fahvel August 29th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    the ass looks almost as intelligent and the mole that pokes its head up in my yard each am.

    • ecotoper August 29th, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      that is very disrespectful to your yard mole …

  21. ryan August 29th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    He’s carrying a copy of the Constitution of the United States, y’know the country he doesn’t believe exists.

    • Stephen McDonald August 29th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      They only show it.. cause they can’t read it.

    • beaglebailey September 19th, 2014 at 1:40 am

      There version of the constitution is the one made up by Joseph Smith, not the founding fathers. Cloven showed the same one during his press conference.

      • ryan September 23rd, 2014 at 4:45 pm


  22. ShelleysLeg August 29th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    His mouth is skewed so far to the right it might as well be in somalia.

    • Ronald Reagan's Corpse August 31st, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      He git kicked in the head by a mule.

      • ShelleysLeg September 1st, 2014 at 8:28 am

        I looked again and I think it’s a big old wad of chew stashed in there.

  23. Kristi Nicole Hill August 29th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    if he doesnt believe it the gov’t then why put them in our schools? u can’t pick n chose wat laws u wanna follow

  24. Jorge Deneira August 31st, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Putting adult responsibilities such as handling and carrying weapons on children, has led to tragic consequences. Please allow them to have a childhood as much as possible without burdening them with our hangups!

  25. Nick Wride September 1st, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Ignorant, inbred, redneck shitkicker.

  26. Catherine Ritlaw September 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    didn’t I see this guy in “Deliverance”?