Beliefs Why Mormon leaders are ‘deeply troubled’ by Oregon militiamen By Mark A. Kellner | January 5, 2016 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Militiamen stand on a road at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on January 4, 2016. The leaders of a group of self-styled militiamen who took over a U.S. wildlife refuge headquarters over the weekend said on Monday they had acted to protest the federal government's role in governing wild lands. Ammon Bundy, a leader of the group, told reporters outside the occupied facility on Monday that his group had named itself "Citizens for Constitutional Freedom" and was trying to restore individual rights. Bundy and law enforcement officials declined to say how many people were occupying the refuge headquarters. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jim Urquhart *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-LDS-OREGON, originally transmitted on Jan. 5, 2016. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Taking up arms goes beyond what the religion teaches, say scholars.