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.
Or acetone, gasoline, alcohol, matches, spray paint, hairspray......
I think what has happened in America is we are becoming slaves to the internet.
This means whenever something happens, some of us “demand a response”. Especially democrats.
That response invariably involves removing yet another freedom.
Do you need to ask? Pols will keep the ball rolling on this until their Chinese masters tell them not to mess with one of their biggest exports.
Even from his death bed, the Lout attempts yet another theft of freedom.
All Moslems in America should have a background check.
Sigh; pretty soon there will be a background check to eliminate anyone with an IQ higher than room temperature and who might object to the liberals’ utopia.
What they are saying is because a couple of Islamic terrorists bought fireworks and cut them open to extract the powder every person in the country who reloads ammo will have to go through a background check every time they want to buy smokeless powder.
Gun control. Every day. Every way. By any avenue.
They will never stop.
Folks will not simply comply.
Does this mean I’ll need a background check to buy fertilizer I use on my yard? I think there should be background checks on anyone with a (d) behind their name, especially the voters.
Revolt is coming folks.
How about this, lets deport all the Muslims that ate not citizens instead. Remove the problem!
“It defies common sense that anyone, even a terrorist, can walk into a store in America and buy explosive powders without a background check “
It defies common sense hat liberals wont enforce our borders and allow terrorists to even be in our country.
Flour is an explosive powder. As is saw dust and coal dust.
Reports are that the bombers bought fireworks and harvested the black powder from them. Are we going to put taggants in bottle rockets now? Background check and 7 day waiting period for sparklers?
No,there have always been people ,even my own mother, whose first reaction to a bad event or just something they don’t like others doing is:”there ought to be a law”.
In the Boston case she was/is upset that instructions for bomb-making are available to everyone;we had a discussion about government censorship in which I tried to explain that preventing that would mean the government would have to read all of everyone’s mail,listen in to all phone calls, and there could be no privacy. Not sure I convinced her.
I work with people who think that way too!I also work with a few real preppers .
They say it takes all kinds,but I sure do wish the percentage of freedom-loving Americans was a lot higher.
There it is.
A blogger (Reditt) posted a message the day of the bombing (Monday) that said the event was staged. Said - in advance - the perp would be an older teen or 20 year old. The raid to catch him would be held on Friday. The goal was to tax and regulate gun powder (no powder for ammo = no guns).
I'll try to find the original FR thread with a copy.
Isn’t it more sane to follow El Al method?
[Well, I really don’t care being labeled racist, or worse. Not any more.]
Exactly...there was a message from anonymous on the Internet warning what the future plan was going be.
Hey, I heard that a cheap case of 100 shotgun shells at Wal-mart has a lot of explosive powder in it...
You can find anything on the internet.
So I’m going to have to have an ATF permit to buy coffee mate?
Well, PC insanity is pretty deep. It has bden reported that Willams Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from stores in Massachusetts "out of respect."
Backdoor gun control.
These fatherless maggots never stop pushing.
Link for that on post #41.
Flour is an explosive powder. As is saw dust and coal dust.