Skip to comments.Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosive powders
Posted on 04/25/2013 5:45:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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.
Reid introduced the bill, S. 792, for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has been out sick for much of the year. But in a press statement, Lautenberg said the Boston bombing shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials.
"It defies common sense that anyone, even a terrorist, can walk into a store in America and buy explosive powders without a background check or any questions asked," Lautenberg said Tuesday. "Requiring a background check for an explosives permit is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of our communities.
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What’s next? Can’t buy a pressure cooker without registering it?
Guess you’ll have to have a license to buy Roman candles and firecrackers this Independence Day, or perhaps there will be no more “independence” to celebrate anyway.
They bought fireworks. Does he really expect every roadside fireworks stand to run background checks?
They’ll be parlaying that into a background check for the purchase of anything that contains gunpowder.
Probably, certain combinations of kitchen cleaners could produce a improvised WMD or explosive.
These guys are like Pharisees - believing that Law can make society righteous.
Right. Bullets have explosive powder.
One can make explosives out of Urine and a few common food additives that can be extracted from plants. It is commonly done to make IEDs in third world hellholes.
Will we now need backgrounds to urinate?
Under current law, people can buy up to 50 pounds of explosive "black powder" with no background check, and can buy unlimited amounts of other explosive powders, such as "black powder substitute" and "smokeless powder."
Lautenberg's bill would require a background check for the purchase of any of these powders.
It also defies common sense that folks as demonstrably inept and stupid as Whorehouse Harry, Lush Biden, Nancy Botoxi, and most importantly, the Obamadork could be elected to any public office.
The saddest part is that the powder from fireworks isn’t the preferred explosive for a pressure cooker bomb. One of the counter terrorism experts I saw on the news yesterday said that match heads are proffered.
They burn more slowly but build up considerably more pressure and make a much bigger boom.
These communists will spend trillions of dollars preventing law abiding citizens rights, while at the same time cutting funds to enforcement agencies as well as down-right refusing to pursue those whom they KNOW are breaking the law.
Do you REALLY think this is just incompetence???
The Russians are right. Obama and his ilk ARE communists.
They NEED events like the Boston bombing to trigger the chaos which leads to their removal of the constitution.
No. They'll just ban them. It's much easier than taking action on repeated warnings from other countries about likely terrorists. They'll probably attempt to ban fertilzer as well.
"Never let a good crisis go to waste" -- Rahm Emanuel
background checks for fertilizers?
Leave the powder alone. The bombers got their powder out of fireworks anyway, not off the shelf black powder or smokeless powder.
How about a background check for everyone who buy fertilizer? Or Propane bottles for the BBQ?????
This will make it extremely difficult for gang-bangers in Chicago to get reloading matrerial for their ammo needs.