So far as I know, there was no known, provable violation of federal laws by the Branch Davidians. the AG, Janet whatsername, sent the troops in when it was ALLEGED that there was child sex abuse going on in the compound. Uh, let's see.... Is sex abuse a federal law violation? Is child abuse? Is being weird and having unusual religious ideas against the law? Even if it's a cult, is it against the law? And what exactly is a cult, anyway?