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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.

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  1. Arbo

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    http://www.examiner.com/article/sen...egulating-black-power-wake-of-boston-massacre

    Saw this coming...
     
  2. berettaprofessor

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

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    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

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    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 .

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rep...bearings-beauty-products-should-notify-police

    ""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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    What a moron! We need to vote these bums out of office asap!
     
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    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.
     
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    Big difference in smokeless powder in cartridges and black powder.

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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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....
     
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    Lautenberg is proposing this? How very unexpected! :rolleyes:

    Of course, the article's author doesn't know the difference between black and smokeless powder...

    0% chance this bill goes anywhere.
     
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    0% of going anywhere is undoubtedly correct but....

    I get on the computer this morning and they're trying to track down the Boston Marathon bomber and the rhetoric is just POURING out of some of the media outlets. Including one idiot on MSNBC that states on camera that the NRA is responsible for the bombings because they opposed including tagants in powder for tracking and identification purposes!!!

    I've got to close this computer and go do something else before I blow an artery.
     
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    My club is currently putting together an order for members. We feel that 'real black powder'(explosive) will become more difficult to obtain.
     
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    The reports this morning is that the perps were two Chechan fanatics in their twenties. The gun fight they had in Boston leads people to speculate they have military or paramilitary training.

    Yeah, when I saw the explosions on TV, I thought white smoke = commercial explosives (black powder, smokeless, nitroglycerine-based dynamite) and not = military explosives (TNT, RDX, C4). However, some of those Anararchist Cookbook formulas generate white smoke.

    Lautenberg is offering a solution to a problem of his own imagination. We don't need to focus on millions of legitimate users of commercial explosives: we need to focus on terrorists.

    Now it's Kurdistan and Russia.
     
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    What a crock. Home Depot sells nails by the 5lb/50lb container. What, do they think everyone buys a pound of nails at a time, when the cost to do so is more than twice as much per pound as a 5lb container? A NORMAL 50lb container would have been more than enough to make two of these bombs.
     
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