Today marks the 30th anniversary of the cold blooded murder of Sammy Weaver, the 14 year old son of Vicki and Randy Weaver, which initiated the 11 day siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.— David J. Reilly ?? (@realDaveReilly) August 21, 2022
Sammy was shot in the back by U.S. Marshalls, who proceeded to also kill their family dog… pic.twitter.com/YqjfFT2imI
This entire, tragic story began in earnest, when ATF informant "Gus Magisano" (Kenneth Fadeley) entrapped Randy Weaver with a gun charge, in the hopes that they could pressure Randy into becoming an informant against the Aryan Nations.— David J. Reilly ?? (@realDaveReilly) August 21, 2022
When Randy refused, the Feds moved in. pic.twitter.com/uH9UMxm7K0
It is 2022.
Jesse Kelly, a mainstream conservative, has a based take on Twitter on the 30 year anniversary of Ruby Ridge which is a beautiful illustration of recent trends:
The FBI has always been the political police.
The True Cons take has always been something like this: Randy Weaver was a dangerous anti-government Christian Identity extremist and the FBI are great American patriots. It has taken conservatives around thirty years to come around and see the FBI for what it always has been.
Note: Randy Weaver died back in May.