Ruby Ridge Remembered

In Analysis by Michael Rae

August 21 marks 30 years since FBI action in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, against Randy Weaver and his family. To commemorate the occasion, we offer “Lessons from Ruby Ridge,” by former Independent Institute research fellow Anthony Gregory, published in 2012 on the 20th anniversary: 
Twenty years ago today, an FBI sniper shot Vicki Weaver in the head as she held her ten-month-old baby at her home in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The sniper also shot her husband Randy Weaver in the back, trying to kill him. Their son was shot in the back and killed the day before by U.S. Marshals on the family’s

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