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I am seeing a number of anti-RKBA comments linking to:

How Even A Terrorist Can Buy Explosive Powders Without A Background Check | ThinkProgress

How Even A Terrorist Can Buy Explosive Powders Without A Background Check

By Nicole Flatow on Apr 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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While explosives such as ready-made bombs and major quantities of high-octane powders are subject to stricter regulation and must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, federal law exempts several key types of explosives from licensing and background check requirements. Even after the post-9/11 Safe Explosives Act, an individual can buy up to 50 pounds of black powder and any amount of smokeless powder (a more expensive blasting powder that leaves less residue) without undergoing any licensing or background check. Sellers of both products are not required to maintain any record-keeping of their sales, and sellers of smokeless power need not even maintain a license. Black powder is the most common explosive used in pipe bombs because it is so inexpensive, according to a 2005 Department of Justice report. For context, experts say it only takes about three pounds of powder to make one of the pressure-cooker bombs used in the Boston Marathon incident.

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How even a terrorist (or average driver) can buy explosive liquids without a background check (ie, gasoline, propane, etc).

How even a terrorist (or average resident) can buy explosive gases without a background check (ie, simply by having natural gas piped to your home by the energy company).

How even a terrorist (or average person) can step on the pedal of a 3500 pound vehicle and have their own personal, private, mobile, pedestrian-crushing missile ... all without a "background" check.
 

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Don't forget that their stupidity and ignorance knows no bounds... I wonder what they would do if you just poured a cup of gun powder on the ground and lit it in front of them... But .. But.. It didnt explode?!?
 

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Apparently these guys bought there explosives from a fireworks stand in NH.
 

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Back door run at ammunition. I'm so tired of these people.
 

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High octane powders? I take it Nicole Flatow never passed any science classes in school. Might as well be using fathoms and frequency as a measuring stick. That said, I could probably visit her home and come up with some pretty lethal stuff from common household, yard, and garage items. Fortunately most terrorists are morons, those promised virgins are 80 year-old Catholic Nuns..
 

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"They" are going to continue to come at us every which way but loose.... That is why we need to be ever vigilant and stay on the offense we are enjoying.........
 

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They are determined to blame everything except the real culprits. They are always way too eager to put undue restrictions on the law-abiding people of this nation rather than actually go after the terrorists and go after and prosecute the criminals.
 

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It will never end.

Thus is the Art of Democracy.
 

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Lets ban natural gas and oxy-acetylene torches, too. Anyone ever see the explosive power of an oxy-acetylene gas mix? Pretty impressive.
 

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Ban firecrackers.
Fireworks are banned in Florida:
In Florida, it's illegal to buy, sell or explode consumer fireworks — even on your own property — unless you (A) have a city permit to shoot off fireworks for the public to enjoy; (B) will use the explosives to scare off birds from a farm or fish hatchery; or (C) you work on a railroad and need to light or clear a path for your train. The state defines "fireworks" to include standard fireworks, projectile fireworks, launchable rockets with stands, M-80s and bottle rockets.

In Florida you must sign a waiver stating that you have read Florida Statute 791.04 and 791.07 that points out the above required conditions. The waiver only protects the seller......
 

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From thehill.com: Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosives - The Hill's Floor Action

Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosives
By Pete Kasperowicz - 04/24/13 09:19 AM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require background checks to be run on anyone buying explosive powder, a reaction to last week's Boston Marathon bombing.
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Its about time someone did something about these assault muzzle-loaders. Doesnt Jesse Jackson know a .50 cal slug can take down a plane much easier than .223?
 

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Its about time someone did something about these assault muzzle-loaders. Doesnt Jesse Jackson know a .50 cal slug can take down a plane much easier than .223?
But behold yet the gun grabbers favorite excuse to ban all modern firearms: "when the constituion was wditten they had muskets & flintlocks. You can have all those you want." Again a lie from the tablecloth as now the only gun powder that eplodes is black powder & the want to make that neer impossible to get. So again we have a two faced lie. Face it, they want to know even better who is reloading, just like the Romans wanted to stop sword & shield weapons in countries they concoured.... We are not to be concoured!

Also, what was said earlier about various types of explosive entities. Here's something to ponder...
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Take a 50' gasoline tanker. It's driver, under DOT regs, says they are not allowed to have a firearm for some crazy fear of the firearm, y so they are unprotected and yet a would be terrorist can easily hijack one of these tankers, and drive it right into say a mall &blow a chuck out of it that would make thd oklahoma city bombing look like a cap gun going off.

That's some smart thinking right there on the part of goverment! AND THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT SMOKELESS GUN POWDER? Go RETARDS!
 

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But behold yet the gun grabbers favorite excuse to ban all modern firearms: "when the constituion was wditten they had muskets & flintlocks. You can have all those you want."
And the Founders banned none of them, recognizing that all arms shall not be infringed. There were knives and swords, muskets and flintlocks, rifles and pistols, grenades and cannon, arrows and fire-arrows, ... None were banned. And the 2A was specifically and deliberately written to NOT ban any such arms. So muskets and flintlocks began using smokeless powder in cartridges. Big deal. It's still rifles and pistols, still carried by a person, still requiring skill and training to properly use, still capable of being used by violent criminals as well, same as then.

The Founders new darned well what they were doing. They were acknowledging every free person's right to be armed, to remain armed in the face of changes in future, to arm himself as he saw fit against the threats of the world, most notably against the threat of a tyrannical governing few 1000mi away who dared seek to destroy his hard-won liberties.

I believe we know this, as a People. But too many have been intoxicated with the idyllic myth of Utopia, that somehow we've ceded our authorities to our hirelings, specifically allowing the stripping of our liberties. We have not. THEY have merely taken it to be so, and taken a mile with every inch given them, with every instance ignored or failed to be punished harshly.

It's time we say "No More." It's high time, at that.
 

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When I was ah youngster we'd turn Tonka trucks and Revell model car kits we'd build into jet propelled toy cars by packing spent Co2 cartridges with match stick heads, or use model rocket engines, and tape um to um and light um off.

Sometimes when we'd light up um; they would explode. My friend almost lost ah couple fingers once. This stuff isn't rocket science. The average person would be surprised the things you could use. Remember the dumb stuff you'd try to do in science and chemistry class in High School?

Gez . . . how may of you have ever filled ah paper bag with dog poo and lit it on ah porch on Halloween? Or filled ah pop bottle with draino as a kid, and melt ah brick & morter porch?

Now they drop candy "Mentos" into pop bottles :hand5:

So no more matches, draino, Co2 cartridges, Mentos candy; < insert common house hold product here >

The stupid crap we did as kids EH :blink:
 
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