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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. razorback2003

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    How about concentrate on keeping foreigners from countries/regions that hate us out of our country and leave our rights alone? These dudes should have never even been given a green card to enter the USA 10 years ago and never given citizenship.
     
  2. PRM

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    NUTTS!!!

    This should send one clear message, all gun owners are in this together.

    Not interested in ARs because all you shoot are muzzle loaders. Think again, they want it all.

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  3. Foto Joe

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    The idiot on MSNBC this morning that blamed the NRA for the bombing almost caused me to punch my computer screen. Thankfully my wife advised that I just close the laptop before I had to make a trip to Best Buy to replace it prematurely.
     
  4. X-Rap

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    For those of you who might have thought reloading componants might get easier to find.
    I doubt it, thank Frank and pay attention to which party these common sense bills come from.
     
  5. Texan Scott

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    Seems to me that using unrest in Boston to justify clamping down on musket powder has been tried already... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Derry 1946

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    And don't forget that BB's are sold in 5,000 round containers, or even larger.

    I can see it now...BB's will be sold in 10-packs in the future, in keeping with the magic number "10" that gun control fanatics seem to love so much...

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. barnbwt

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    On the anniversary of the conflagration of our conflict with Britain --which was sparked by "powder raids"-- these idiots strive to ban/sieze/restrict black powder --in the name of a "Boston Massacre?!"

    History's repeating all over the place, it seems...someone remind the good senator what happened the last two times citizens in this country were told to throw down their weapons and ammunition for their own good :banghead:

    TCB
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    Truth.

    Weird. You mention muslim control and the people coming up with these bills become unhinged. Not proposing ANY (more) restrictions on rights, just making an observation.
     
  10. Hacker15E

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    Maybe this type of thing will get the fudds to wake up to the fact that we're all in it together.
     
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    Has any representative of the FBI or BATFE stated that blackpowder was used in those bombs? i have not seen that.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/us/boston-marathon-lone-wolf
     
  12. tarosean

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    ^ hmmmm following their logic. My kids will need to pass a 4473 to buy fireworks now...
     
  13. gdcpony

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    Background checks on powder? More calls to make I guess.

    http://www.lautenberg.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=341435&

    Need I say more? As a reloader this will hit me harder than anything else they have introduced, but I am also looking at how this will affect muzzleloading, and ammo manufacturing as well.

    Needless to say I will be sending letters again!
     
  14. joeschmoe

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    We use "propellents", not explosive powders. I guess he needs a high school student to explain the difference to him.

    No chance on it own. Could get tagged on as an amendment in a future gun grab though. I wouldn't worry about it too much right now.
     
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    joeschmoe nailed it. But then again this is from the people that brought you such gems as "the shoulder thing that goes up", and of course the constant misuse of "assault rifle".
     
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    I have to have a license the purchase and store black powder over here (not smokeless though) ... the irony is that you can purchase any amount of fireworks without anyone caring and store them wherever you like. But no one said gun (explosive) control made any real sense.
     
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    You'd think that most anti-gun people would see this as an infringement, wouldn't you? After all, don't they say that the 2nd Amendment only protects the types of firearms that existed when it was written?
     
  18. joeschmoe

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    BTW, gasoline is an explosive.
     
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    Don't ASSUME this bill will be seen as ludicrous and will therefore be a non-starter.

    TELL your Senators WHY this is ludicrous. MAKE it a non-starter.

    Letters and phone calls, y'all ... show the antis that we have not gotten smug or complacent; we will not roll over and quietly go back to sleep. Hound statist imbeciles like this to the ground.

    Some public "servants" need to be reminded to stay in their place. Those that WON'T need to realize their greatest fear- coming to the end of their careers in FAILURE.

    I personally am way beyond tired of these people. I'm angry, and I'm not alone in this.

    Let them hear it. The answer is NO.
     
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    My opinion also.
     
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    "any other explosive, in any quantity" ... an explosive is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy. Such as ... propane, butane, gasoline, or even hydrogen peroxide? Wow, I guess I'd need a background check evertime I need a refill for my barbeque, camping stove, car, and medicine cabinet.
     
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    Neither gasoline nor smokeless powder are explosives. Black powder, OTOH, is a Division 1.1 explosive.

    Of course, Lautenberg could be a moron OR he could be trying to sneak a sucker punch through on us using the momentum of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
     
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    Any legislation can't stop you from making BP or even something a lot more powerful.
    Knowledge is the key. BP has been made for centuries and it works the same now as it did then. You can't stop a determined person from learning how to make it and obtaining the ingredients. It's an even more impossible thing to try to regulate than guns, which at least require some mechanical skills and pretty good tools to make.
    For shrapnel, they should just consider themselves lucky that new bolts and ball bearings were used rather than old, rusty, tetanus laced bolts from a junkyard.
    Why bother regulating the purchase of nails when someone could and would just use a handful of coarse gravel on the next attack? Passing legislation in a panic won't prevent anything.

    I understand the desire to try to prevent such attacks and I share it, but I don't think it's possible.
     
  25. 9w1911

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    well I find it hilarious considering I can produce as much plack powder as I want, all we have to do is make it.
    What is total BS is using these events to trigger new legislation ,
     
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