David Koresh

David Koresh was an influential man who gained the loyalty of many followers. He and his cult, the Davidians, lived in peace in a compound in Waco, Texas, until February 28, 1993. There was a warrant out for his arrest, and on that day, approximately 76 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) went to the Davidian complex to arrest Koresh on illegal weapons charges. Unfortunately, Koresh did not cooperate, and the result was tragic. Gunfire was exchanged between the Davidians and the government agents. That day, 4 federal agents were killed, and 16 were wounded. Six Davidians were also killed, and Koresh was wounded.

February 28 was the beginning of an ongoing battle between the federal government and the Davidians. The government ...

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