I had a separate blog post being readied for today until Borepatch reminded me that today is 20th anniversary of the killing of Vicki Weaver. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the killing of her 14-year old son, Samuel.
When I was young and stupid, I foolishly believed the mass media portrayal of this event as a bunch of white supremacists who got in a shoot-out with the Feds and got what was coming to them. Only years later did I learn the horrible truth. If you have not read Jess Walter's Every Knee Shall Bow, I strongly recommend it.
Both Ruby Ridge and Waco are examples of out-of-control government and blind dogma killing innocents, all in the name of gun-control.