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Waco Siege (1993)

February 28

Waco Siege February 28 and April 19, 1993 The raid & 51 day siege of a compound of the Branch Davidians, carried out by Federal and Texas State Law Enforcement and U.S. military 4 ATF agents killed, 16 wounded. 6 Branch Davidians killed on February … Continue reading

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Henry Deringer (Died)

February 28

Henry Deringer October 26, 1786 – February 28, 1868 USA Derringer Pistol 1825

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William Fairbairn – Born

February 28

William E. Fairbairn February 28, 1885 – June 20, 1960 1901 - British Royal Marine Police Officer 1907 - Shanghai Police during the interwar period 1941 - Trained allied special forces during World War II Received the U.S. Legion of Merit (Officer grade) at … Continue reading

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Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1994)

February 28 @ 12:00 am UTC+0

Feb 28, 1994 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect. It amended the #1968GCA and imposed a 5-day waiting period for handgun purchases (now gone) Required a new National Instant Criminal Background Check … Continue reading

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