One of the reports in the NY Times Sunday magazine recounted that an illegal firearm, a .50 cal sniper rifle, with a range of a mile, had arrived at the Davidian compound and was not permitted by Karesh (two were used on "The Unit" on CBS "last night") but it is thought it had "triggered" the BATF investigation at Waco, perhaps even thought to still have been there. Tragically, it's been also reported, it had motivated a witness to the siege, New Yorker and Iraq war veteran Tim McVeigh to the attack on Oklahoma City federal offices. He had been a "Bradley" commander, a new "point" and reconnaissance armored fighting vehicle of multiple automatic weapons and anti-tank rockets, used in front of tanks instead of infantry, once more likely behind tanks. It's thought by other witnesses that that investigation was also incomplete. Personally I blame the return of the death penalty which creates desperate situations.