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Who is Timothy McVeigh?
officer for missing license plate at 80 miles north of Oklahoma City. In the investigation, the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) uncovered McVeigh’s motive; retaliation towards the U.S government for their improper handling of Waco Siege that took place on the same day two years earlier. The Waco Siege was a 51-day long standoff between Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and Branch Davidians, which ended when the FBI finally launched an attack and used tear gas to force the Branch Davidians out of the compound. () During this attack, the Branch Davidians in the compound lit a fire, which killed 76 of Branch Davidians. This event became a symbol for many anti-government activists and groups, and Timothy McVeigh, ex-patriot with multiple medals for his excellent service in the Army and heroics in the Gulf War, was one of them. The government’s mishandling at Waco caused his extreme transition from a government warrior to a government destroyer.Timothy McVeigh was born and raised in Pendleton, New York. He was raised by hisfather after his parents divorced, which allowed McVeigh to spend lots of time with his grandparents. His grandfather, Eddie McVeigh introduced Timothy to guns at an early age.