Since the standoff at Mount Carmel has ended, many people are speaking as if Vernon Howell-David Koresh was not a law violator. They are blaming the whole matter on the ATF and the FBI.
The fact remains that four ATF agents were killed and 16 others were wounded, all while trying to serve valid search and arrest warrants. The assault weapons used, with the firepower they possessed and the 1 million rounds of ammo in the compound were all evidence that there were more than Sunday school picnics and Bible studies taking place.
You would probably have to go to Fort Hood to find that much firepower at one place. Religious rights were not violated as evidenced by all that happened by all that happened on Feb. 28.
I believe that the Davidians fired the first shot. Oh, how I wish that we did not live such a violent society — many more killings by gunfire than any other civilized country. More guns won’t eliminate all of these killings.