And anyone who thinks the answer is more federal involvement should think again. In 1992, a federal sniper Lon Horiuchi, shot and killed Vicki Weaver from about 100 yards away as she stood in the doorway of her Ruby Ridge, Idaho home holding her baby. Agents had attempted to frame her husband, Randy in a sting operation by getting him to sell a sawed off shot gun. Randy Weaver was awarded over $3 million of taxpayer money in a settlement for her death.
In 1993, militarized BATF agents killed six Branch Davidian church members when they attacked their property. Seven weeks later, FBI and special forces massacred 74 Branch Davidians in a military assault. The Davidians' were militarily attacked because they were suspected of having an automatic weapon.