I was 17 going on 18 when Ruby Ridge and Waco happened. I was a child going on adulthood, and I still thought that the government was looking out for me. I totally bought into the government narrative about both Ruby Ridge and Waco. That they were dangerous people that the local police departments couldn’t handle. It was up to federal law enforcement to bring them in or kill them if they refused to be good American citizens. I remember saying that to my best friend. But he forced me to take a step back and look at all the facts. When I did, I began to see the world through different eyes. Randy Weaver’s only crime was making illegal shotguns, and those he only did because an ATF informant solicited him to do. He didn’t do that on his own. It was classic entrapment, which is illegal. Everything else was a disaster of government errors and assumptions and orders that escalated everything to a deadly result. And the government walked away from it by paying 3 million dollars.