Federal Marshals, out of control and acting on flawed information from the ATF (go figure), killed Sammy Weaver and laid siege to the home of Randy Weaver and his family until the FBI became involved.
During the resulting siege, a sniper from the Hostage Rescue Team “accidentally” killed Vicki Weaver while she was holding their infant son. The son was not harmed. The shot was against the Rules of Engagement, but Lon Horiuchi, the sniper, was acquitted in Federal court….He should have been convicted of Murder.
No one, not a single agent, was fired for the debacle. No one was convicted of murder either. No one lost their pension, and several were promoted.
The Agents of the State were held blameless for their actions. Repeat: No one was in any way censured for the whole debacle,
Armed citizens are the only barrier to the State and it’s minions choosing to do the same thing to the rest of us should we become the target of their choice.
Never give up your defense. Ever.
And despite the Taxpayers paying a large settlement to the Weaver family members for the actions of their employees, the fact is that a family lost a mother and a son. I once met Randy Weaver. He was, then, a broken man. No one can fix the damage done to him. And yet the Agents of the FBI, the US Marshals Service, and the
F-Troop ATF agents all skated on their crimes. No one was called to account for this debacle.
I sincerely hope this never happens again. But without the means to see that it doesn’t, to defend against out-of-control Law Enforcement, it will happen, sooner or later.
Never give up your means of defense, your means to at least fight back.
Armed men are Citizens, unarmed men are Serfs. Choose which you will be.