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Senator to propose bill regulating black powder in wake of Boston Massacre

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Arbo, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member


    Saw this coming...
  2. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Well-Known Member

    That didn't take long. Isn't Lautenberg on his deathbed?
  3. r1derbike

    r1derbike Well-Known Member

    Never let a terrible tragedy go to waste. That is an unacceptable political ploy, a despicable, opportunistic sham.

    Politicians will stoop to new lows, to advance their personal agendas, or political careers at the expense of the victims, families, and the injured at these horrific atrocities.

    This makes me sick to my stomach.
  4. Midwest

    Midwest Well-Known Member

    Given the insanity of the proposed draconian gun bills in California, and this latest questionable 'proposal'. I'm surprised that no one has started a separate movement against nanny politicians and nanny laws. I think a separate movement would have broad appeal, I think the public is tired of it...and not just the pro-gun community.

    Bloomberg and his soda ban, now we have Peter King's latest addition to the list of questionable proposals this time with having people reported for buying ball bearings and nails .


    ""Anyone seeing anyone buying components, any type of BBs or ball bearings -- a large amount of nails, even -- report that to police," he said."

    I wonder why no one has suggested that politicians go through some sort of mental background checks. I'll bet some of them won't pass. Now 'Joe Six Pack' building a dog house in the backyard, or building an addition to his house could be deemed suspicious because he bought a box of nails.

    Good Lord man
  5. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    I am surprised that it wasn't proposed earlier.
  6. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    Since ammunition contains powder would this effectively make all ammo purchase require a background check?

    The quote in the link just says explosive powder and does not specify quantity.

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    These sub-humans are poor losers--they will continue to do anything to attack gun owners----you can bet lead will be next
  8. Arbo

    Arbo Well-Known Member

    Well, lead is poison, and we don't want children to get poisoned. ;)
  9. Coop45

    Coop45 Well-Known Member

    What a moron! We need to vote these bums out of office asap!
  10. TheSaint

    TheSaint Well-Known Member

    I knew this was going to happen as soon as the media reported that black powder was used in the Boston bombings. Once again, demonize the gun powder, but not the pressure cooker! This loon needs to be voted out of office and if this bill reaches a vote, soundly defeated. The defense of liberty must never rest.
  11. vtail

    vtail Well-Known Member

    Big difference in smokeless powder in cartridges and black powder.

    I'm actually surprised this hasn't happened years ago.
  12. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    The "common sense" approach would be, to ban pressure cookers and back packs.

    If just one child's life is saved, it would be worth it.
  13. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    I realize there's a big difference but I would doubt smokeless would be exempt seems one could hit up a reloading shop and make just as deadly if not more deadly a device as the one we saw Tuesday with smokeless. And on that note if you're determined enough and have the cash you can get out the smokeless you want from commercial ammo.
  14. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    Can't these idiots do anything other than propose bans?!?
  15. Zoogster

    Zoogster Well-Known Member

    If they allow restrictions on black powder then smokeless will likely be included, or they will close the smokeless loophole shortly after.

    Such a restriction would just become a monetary issue as anyone could pull bullets and collect powder from a case of ammo and have lots of powder.

    Black powder can also be made quite easily.

    Lautenberg just won't let an opportunity pass him by to find some way to further restrict arms.
  16. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    As the husband of a woman with a thing for rose bushes, and a man with a working knowledge of exothermic chemistry, I can assure you that everything needed to make black powder (or ammonal, or thermite, or highly reactive metal oxide primers, for that matter) is available on the internet or your local Tractor Supply Company/ Quality Farm and Fleet.

    Knowledge is a truly dangerous thing... they really should consider regulation of University sciences curricula.
  17. csspecs

    csspecs Well-Known Member

    There are a startlingly large number of items that contain explosives.

    Fireworks, flares, ramset charges.

    Most meth labs accidentally produce high powered and unstable explosives as a byproduct of illegal drug production... I'd imagine a meth cook has few moral issues with selling unstable explosives to criminals.
  18. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    There is NO WAY that politicians will EVER be able to stop people from making bombs!

    Why? Because the would have to regulate horse "crap" and there is no way they would restrict something that they are so full of...
  19. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    They already did that, silly!!! It was called the Chinese Cultural Revolution and only cost an estimated 60 to 80 million..........people's lives, that is....
  20. Foto Joe

    Foto Joe Well-Known Member

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