Revolution

ATF Shoots Collector

On June 7, 1971, ski-mask wearing ATF agents used a battering ram to break into the home of Kenyon Ballew. Based on an incorrect tip from a burglar, they were looking for grenades, which turned out to be legal empty grenade hulls.

Responding to his wife's screams, Ballew grabbed an antique blackpowder pistol, and was shot by ATF agents. He ended up confined to a wheelchair.