Nearly 300 dead—most of them women and children.
It took place on December 29th, 1890. The U.S. government had arrived to confiscate rifles from the Lakota Sioux tribe “for their own safety and protection.” (Sound familiar?) One of the few remaining armed Sioux left, an elderly member of the tribe, refused to give up his weapon, claiming he had lawfully purchased it. A struggle ensued, the gun went off, and a massacre followed. The bodies of hundreds of Sioux were thrown into a mass grave.
This is the true history of gun confiscation in America. Every time it happens, tyranny rules and innocent lives are lost. (see: Chicago) Keep this story in mind the next time a politician or some media figure attempts to shame you into giving up your 2nd Amendment rights.