The evidence for the case against the women included objects found in their apartments, allegedly including propane gas tanks, soldering tools, pipes, a pressure cooker, fertilizer, flux, machetes, daggers, and bomb recipes.
Velentzas was arrested by the FBI in her home along with her alleged accomplice, Asia Siddiqui, on April 2, 2015
Between August 2014-April 2015, Velentzas and Siddiqui met with an undercover agent whom the two women believed to be a fellow jihadist. During this time, the women allegedly educated themselves on how to build explosives, and collected potential bomb-building supplies from stores such as Home Depot. The evidence for the case against the women included objects found in their apartments, allegedly including a propane gas tanks, soldering tools, pipes, a pressure cooker, fertilizer, flux, machetes, daggers, and bomb recipes.
Asia Siddiqui was born in Saudi Arabia and is a U.S. citizen
So, obviously we should control at least one of these, it's too expensive to control all of them or completely ban any. The question is: which ones?
I say we should ban--'scuse me, control-- flux and machetes. True, you don't need a machete to eat, but some people have weeds, kudzu and ivy. We don't need flux either, without which no respectably modern bomb can be reliably constructed. However some people, bizarre though it may seem, claim to do electronics as a hobby. These people should be accommodated.
A registry and back-ground check should suffice without creating an undue burden on the minority that needs them for legitimate purposes.
'Fair and Rational flux and machete control,'our credo, our 'cri de coeur,--as soon as we've gotten rid of the guns.