* Guest: Alex Horsman, Marketing Manager ammo.com/podcast.
* the 27th Anniversary of Ruby Ridge – Let’s Never Forget!
* The Shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is a pivotal day in history.
* Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement.
* 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.
* Specifically for his beliefs, Randy Weaver was targeted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) in an entrapping “sting” operation designed to gain his cooperation as a snitch.
* When he refused to become a federal informant, he was charged with illegally selling firearms.
* Due to a miscommunication about his court date, the Marshal Service was brought in, who laid siege to his house and shot and killed his wife and 14-year-old son.
* In August 1995, the US government avoided trial on a civil lawsuit filed by the Weavers by awarding the three surviving daughters $1,000,000 each, and Randy Weaver $100,000 over the deaths of Sammy and Vicki Weaver.
* The attorney for Kevin Harris pressed Harris’ civil suit for damages, although federal officials vowed they would never pay someone who had killed a US Marshal (Harris had been acquitted by a jury trial on grounds of self-defense).
* In September 2000, Harris was awarded a $380,000 settlement from the government.