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las vegas — the latest on the trial in nevada of rancher cliven bundy, two sons and a co-defendant an armed standoff against government agents (all times local):11:20 a.m.a prosecutor told a jury that a 2014 armed confrontation involving nevada rancher cliven bundy and followers against federal agents was no peaceful protest.acting u.s. attorney steven myhre said tuesday the criminal case against bundy, two sons and a co-defendant is about violence and the use of guns.defense attorneys will also make opening statements as trial begins in federal court in las vegas. trial is expected to take four months.defense attorneys say the four men didn't conspire with anyone and didn't wield weapons. they say no shots were fired in the standoff near bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of las vegas.bundy maintains the federal government has no authority over land in the states.___10:20 a.m.opening statements have begun in the federal trial of nevada cattleman cliven bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant in a 2014 armed standoff against government agents.prosecutors allege the 71-year-old bundy, sons ryan and ammon bundy, and ryan payne led a self-styled militia to stop federal agents at gunpoint from enforcing court orders to remove bundy's cattle from public rangeland.defense attorneys say the four men didn't conspire with anyone and didn't wield weapons. they say no shots were fired in the standoff near bunkerville, about 80 miles northeast of las vegas.bundy refuses to pa...