The deadly shooting that no Americans talk about.
The recent mass shooting in Texas has once again had people urging for the gun laws in the U.S to be changed.
Even life-long gun supporters are coming around to the idea that a tighter gun law will mean less shootings, as the number of mass shootings has really begun to spiral out of control.
When the Columbine massacre happened, it shook America and the rest of the world. It is now not even in the top 10 deadly shootings that have occurred in U.S history.
But one of the deadliest shootings has been apparently been wiped from the U.S records.
24 years ago there was another mass shooting, again in Texas, and again it took place in a church. Only then the death toll was much higher – a tragic 82 people were brutally murdered, and the perpetrator? The U.S military.
The Branch Davidians were a religious offshoot from Seventh Day Adventists, and in a bloody clash with the FBI over religious differences.
Their leader was David Koresh, and he had effectively brainwashed his followers into blindly believing every word he said.
The cult had many strange practices and there were reports of Koresh himself taking ‘wives’ who were as young as 12 years.
On February 28, 1993 the siege occurred, as FBI agents attempted to enter the Branch Davidians compound. Fiercely defending their land, the religious group fought back with everything they had, resulting in the loss of 82 lives.
While the military were supposedly doing their best to protect the cult members from themselves, a mass killing on this scale is still higher than all of the ‘lone gunman’ situations that have happened more recently.
The government are there to protect us, but as in the case of the Branch Davidians, police brutality that was meant to serve the public ends up doing the very opposite.