Except for the original colonies, the federal government granted statehood through land grants and Enabling Acts. Land that wasn’t granted remained with the grantor and is a basic treatise of Trust Law. Our beloved national lands belong to us!
There is no issue here, except that Koch Brothers are behind this crazy talk and are the epitome of what is wrong about this country today. Bundy matter in Nevada is about minerals, specifically gold. The land that Cliven Bundy claimed was his (in Nevada) sits on top of America’s largest gold reserves.
Keep your hands off our national lands and all of our access rights to those lands. Once in private hands, we go without!