Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #3 – Helicopter Gun Fire

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During the investigation of the Branch Davidians and the subsequent failed raid on the Mount Carmel Center (the Davidians’ headquarters), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) obtained assistance from the military. This support included the use of training facilities and equipment, advice concerning ATF’s medical and communications plans, aerial reconnaissance, and the use of ...

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #2 – The Sinful Messiah and the Raid at Mount Carmel

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In May 1992, the McLennan County Texas Sheriff Department provided information to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) that a religious group known as the Branch Davidians had received large shipments of firearms, inert grenades, and black powder. This was discovered after a UPS driver by the name of Larry Gilbreath accidentally opened a box containing hand grenades prior to delivery ...

Waco Siege Conspiracies Debunked – #1 – David’s Rise to Power

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In May of 1992, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) were informed that Vernon Howell, also known as David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, a religious group who believed the apocalypse was imminent, had received a large shipment of firearms, inert grenades, and possible explosive precursors. In February of 1993, they obtained a warrant to arrest Koresh, as well as ...