Saint Andrew…lots of reasons for that skepticism! Sure there are distortions and exaggerations in this article but I suspect the underlying story is correct. Been problems in this area of Arizona for decades (and in the region around Hurricane, UT).
Knew a “jack Mormon”, as he described himself, in the desert north of Kingman. One wife but 9 kids. None of which, he said, was known to the government. He had a very complicated explaination of how we aren’t citizens of the United States of America but are under Admirality law–a tyranny he and his wife refused to live under.
Don’t forget, this is the county where Tim McVeigh and Michael Fortier lived and tested explosives in. End of the roaders end up in Mohave County. Lots of good people too but there have been some with half-tracks and automatic weapons as well.