Ruby Ridge – hard to believe it’s been 27 years

The Siege at Ruby Ridge is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is one that kicked off the Constitutional Militia Movement and left America with a deep distrust of its leadership – in particular then-President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno.

The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The Weavers held racial separatist beliefs, but were not involved in any violent activity or rhetoric. They were peaceful Christians who simply wanted to be left alone.
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20 Responses to Ruby Ridge – hard to believe it’s been 27 years

  1. Bob Gallagher says:

    Sorry, But wasn’t H.W. Bush President then?

  2. Bad_Brad says:

    LaVoy Finicum family says, not much has changed.

  3. Nemo says:

    …and Lon Horiuchi is still enjoying his taxpayer funded retirement, somewhere.

  4. Lineman says:

    Which is why I have to laugh at the prepper mentality of hiding out in the woods hoping they won’t get eaten by the savages…It Weaver would of had Community it might of turned out different for him…Some people though just can’t understand history and how it will apply to them also…Sad That…

    • Wirecutter says:

      Gotta get to know your neighbors and you need to stay on good terms with them.

      • Lineman says:

        Not only your neighbors but your community as a whole…Good folks vouching for you will go a long ways and just might keep you and your family from getting killed…

    • the other other Andrew says:

      Community is why the two rancher standoffs were so successful. Finicum got jumped outside of the perimeter.

  5. Chris says:

    Fuck Lon hireachi

  6. Skipperdaddy says:

    I had my son read up on this a cpl years ago. It is as much of an eye opener now as it was when it first happened. Kinda like a early model red flag operation.

  7. just add violence says:

    For those not in the know they really should read up on Gordon Kahl incident as well. Another similar real eye opener.

  8. Dave says:

    I saw Randy Weaver at a gun show years ago selling books, maybe the saddest looking man I ever saw.

Play nice.