In the early 90’s, for some unknown reason, President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno had diverted massive national resources away from foreign threats and inward toward any and all pro-freedom, pro-religion organizations and citizens. The two most well-known of the thousands of fatal incidents wer<>e RUBY RID>GE and Waco.
Randy Weaver was a typical American dad. He had a loving family, including his wife Vicky, one son named Sam and three daughters including a ten-month old baby. Like millions of other Americans, they were simple people who just wanted to be left alone. The family lived in a beautiful rural Idaho area called Ruby Ridge. For 18 months, various federal police agencies repeatedly intimidated Randy in an attempt to get him to work as an infiltrator for them to spy on the slew of religious, racial or separatist organizations popping up all over the American northwest.
Weaver repeatedly declined. When Weaver continued to refuse, the agents suddenly turned their fury on him and his family. Randy Weaver had a history of being a law-abiding citizen but the government was watching his every move and he knew it.
After claiming Weaver owned a sawed-off shotgun was too short by a quarter-inch, federal agents sent Randy Weaver a summons to court. But his notice, either on purpose or by accident, included the wrong court date. When Weaver didn’t show up, federal authorities went to his home to arrest him. Dozens of federal paramilitary agents, camouflaged and heavily armed, crept through the bushes and trees surrounding the Weaver home.
The Weaver’s dog sensed the agents and sounded the alarm. 14-year-old Sammy Weaver and the dog went running ahead through the brush, the dog came upon a US Marshal who shot the dog dead and a terrified 14-year-old Sammy Weaver was fatally shot in the back while running back to his parents.
Federal agents publicly mutilated the family’s dog to vent their anger and terrorize the Weavers. FBI snipers Lon Horiuchi and Dale Monroe also took every opportunity to shoot members of the Weaver family. Randy’s friend Kevin Harris just happened to be visiting on that fateful day and both he and Randy had each been shot at least once by the snipers. In fact, all males present including 14-year-old Sammy had been shot. The only ones not shot yet were the mother, two young daughters and the newborn baby.
Agents admittedly devised a plan to eliminate the person they believed was responsible for the family not surrendering – mom Vicky Weaver. As Vicky stood in the doorway of the cabin, unarmed and holding her newborn baby in her arms, Monroe and Horiuchi carried out their assignment and murdered her, covering the baby and one daughter in their mother’s blood.
Lon Horiuchi would go on to drive one of the chemical-weapons-spewing tanks that murdered the dozens of children at Waco, Texas shortly after. Dale Monroe, as we all just learned, has gone to work for a firearms corporation. Both men have spent the last 20 years standing by their actions and insisting they would do it again.
Hey Lon, Dale, I would like to have a word with u
There is only one thing I’d like to make sure is clear to anyone reading this great account of the events that came to be known as Ruby Ridge- an undercover FBI agent convinced Randy to sell him a shotgun, then proceeded to mark the barrel and begged Randy to cut it. Once cut, the rest of the story unfolded as @teamvoorhees2 described. Randy’s wife and son were murdered due to entrapment and lies.