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Lest We Forget – Lessons From The 1993 Waco Tragedy

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 12:17 AM
Thank you, Bob. Let us not forget Ruby Ridge also, which was another flagrant abuse of federal government power. When I listened to the mainstream media then, they portrayed Randy Weaver in the Ruby standoff as a white supremacist run amok. Then, I went to a gun show and received the truth. The basis for the siege was that Weaver had sold a shotgun that had a 17 3/4" long barrel to an undercover ATF agent, too short by 1/4" to be legal. Hence the so-called basis for the raid. Moreover, there was no plausible reason to shoot Weaver's wife in cold blood. That was murder.
CarlStevenson Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:25 AM
Not was there good reason to shoot his teenaged son in the back.
Mick135 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:08 PM
There was no good reason to set Weaver up, but that he wanted to be left alone.

Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas. The resulting siege ended more than seven weeks later, on April 19, but not before claiming the lives of 80 men, women and children -- many burned to death in the final inferno that destroyed the compound.

Even today, videos of the burning buildings remain vivid reminders of an assault gone horribly wrong, from start to finish; and, lessons from what has become known as the “Waco Tragedy” should be borne...