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Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosive powders
The Hill ^ | April 24, 2013

Posted on 04/25/2013 5:45:42 AM PDT by opentalk

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1 posted on 04/25/2013 5:45:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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The big question is what doses he mean by explosive powder.
2 posted on 04/25/2013 5:47:05 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

What’s next? Can’t buy a pressure cooker without registering it?


3 posted on 04/25/2013 5:47:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: opentalk

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.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: riverrunner

They bought fireworks. Does he really expect every roadside fireworks stand to run background checks?


5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:20 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: opentalk

They’ll be parlaying that into a background check for the purchase of anything that contains gunpowder.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: opentalk

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.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:48:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: riverrunner
The big question is what doses he mean by explosive powder.

Right. Bullets have explosive powder.

8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:49:48 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: opentalk

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?


9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:19 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: riverrunner
More from link...

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.

10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: opentalk

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.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: opentalk

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.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 5:52:00 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: rstrahan
Does he really expect every roadside fireworks stand to run background checks?

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

14 posted on 04/25/2013 5:52:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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background checks for fertilizers?


15 posted on 04/25/2013 5:52:28 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Sigh.


16 posted on 04/25/2013 5:54:03 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: FatherofFive
Comment at link

… Leave the powder alone. The bombers got their powder out of fireworks anyway, not off the shelf black powder or smokeless powder.

17 posted on 04/25/2013 5:54:23 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

How about a background check for everyone who buy fertilizer? Or Propane bottles for the BBQ?????


18 posted on 04/25/2013 5:54:29 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: opentalk
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.


And there it is.
Background checks for reloaders.
19 posted on 04/25/2013 5:56:26 AM PDT by servo1969
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This will make it extremely difficult for gang-bangers in Chicago to get reloading matrerial for their ammo needs.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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Or acetone, gasoline, alcohol, matches, spray paint, hairspray......


21 posted on 04/25/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: opentalk

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.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 6:01:09 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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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.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 6:02:54 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: opentalk

Even from his death bed, the Lout attempts yet another theft of freedom.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 6:03:53 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: opentalk

All Moslems in America should have a background check.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by Spartan302
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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.


26 posted on 04/25/2013 6:05:00 AM PDT by Truth29
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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.
Vigilance.


27 posted on 04/25/2013 6:05:24 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Da Coyote
They rolled this out through, Lautenberg, 89, the oldest senator who has been sick, set to retire at end of term --so he takes any political damage
28 posted on 04/25/2013 6:07:09 AM PDT by opentalk
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Folks will not simply comply.


29 posted on 04/25/2013 6:07:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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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.


30 posted on 04/25/2013 6:08:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (President Bush took the war on terror to them, and 0 bummer brought it to our soil.)
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Revolt is coming folks.


31 posted on 04/25/2013 6:08:50 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Spartan302

How about this, lets deport all the Muslims that ate not citizens instead. Remove the problem!


32 posted on 04/25/2013 6:09:40 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: opentalk

“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.


33 posted on 04/25/2013 6:10:02 AM PDT by plain talk
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Flour is an explosive powder. As is saw dust and coal dust.


34 posted on 04/25/2013 6:10:25 AM PDT by Flint
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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?


35 posted on 04/25/2013 6:10:39 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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36 posted on 04/25/2013 6:10:49 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


37 posted on 04/25/2013 6:11:23 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: opentalk
checks to be run on anyone buying explosive powder

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.

38 posted on 04/25/2013 6:13:03 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Isn’t it more sane to follow El Al method?

[Well, I really don’t care being labeled racist, or worse. Not any more.]


39 posted on 04/25/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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And there it is. Background checks for reloaders

Exactly...there was a message from anonymous on the Internet warning what the future plan was going be.

40 posted on 04/25/2013 6:15:13 AM PDT by opentalk
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. Here it is (posted by TexasCajun )See FR post #78
41 posted on 04/25/2013 6:15:37 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Hey, I heard that a cheap case of 100 shotgun shells at Wal-mart has a lot of explosive powder in it...


42 posted on 04/25/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: riverrunner

Primers. Powder.


43 posted on 04/25/2013 6:15:53 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: varyouga

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Black-Powder

You can find anything on the internet.


44 posted on 04/25/2013 6:15:55 AM PDT by NH Red
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So I’m going to have to have an ATF permit to buy coffee mate?

http://youtu.be/yRw4ZRqmxOc


45 posted on 04/25/2013 6:17:05 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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:What’s next? Can’t buy a pressure cooker without registering it?"

Well, PC insanity is pretty deep. It has bden reported that Willams Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from stores in Massachusetts "out of respect."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/24/williams-sonoma-reportedly-pulls-pressure-cookers-from-stores-in-massachusetts/

46 posted on 04/25/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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Backdoor gun control.

These fatherless maggots never stop pushing.


47 posted on 04/25/2013 6:17:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: opentalk
Exactly...there was a message from anonymous on the Internet warning what the future plan was going be.

Link for that on post #41.

48 posted on 04/25/2013 6:18:04 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Flint

Flour is an explosive powder. As is saw dust and coal dust.

BTTT


49 posted on 04/25/2013 6:18:27 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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50 posted on 04/25/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT by opentalk
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