The last time a Democratic president got serious about confiscating guns, Bill Clinton sent in the military to firebomb the Branch Davidians in Waco, murdering 78 persons, including women and children.
And Bill Clinton wasn’t even a disturbed youth with autistic tendencies and a Satan-worshipping Internet site. He was just a typical liberal Democrat. Just like we have in the White House now.
The current explosion in assault-weapons sales seems to indicate that this time when the Feds burst in, they’ll be greeted much less passively.
Maybe our vacationing president should pause for a moment from contemplating his bad golf scores and instead contemplate the reality of having millions of Dirty Harrys sitting around the country cradling their assault rifles and wishing he would make their day with another stupid attempt at gun confiscation so they can retaliate and finally take back our country.
I once corresponded with a federal agent who was at the WACO compound. He told me that he had not come up against that much firepower in Khe Sanh. Why the ATF decided to go after the Davidians in the first place, and how they handled it at the end are another question, as well as the legality of involving the military in a law-enforcement action. But I wouldn’t call it murder, per se. They were armed, dangerous, and determined, as well as insane for exposing their kids to this. Yaakov Mridor of the Irgun was arrested and went along quietly, because he didn’t want to endanger his children. He had more reason to fight the British than the Davidians had to fight the ATF. If they had been Hamas, you would say they were using their kids as a human shield, and you would be right.