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Restrictions on Powder Already Proposed

Joe notes that it didn’t take long. Never let a crisis to go waste and all that. Chris notes that this sounds familiar. Explosives regulations are even dumber than gun control, as an idea, since explosives can be manufactured easily from household items. I made black powder in my basement as a kid. The idea that you can restrict this kind of thing is laughable, but I’m sure control freaks like Lautenberg are serious about it.

12 Responses to “Restrictions on Powder Already Proposed”

  1. Miguel says:

    First link might be misguided :)

  2. wfgodbold says:

    The first link is to Miguel’s post on Adolphus Busch’s leaving the NRA.

  3. jbiros says:

    Gees aren’t they the same ones that say the 2nd Amend only covers arms that were in use at the times of its writing?
    Seems to me Black Powder was what was used in muskets/pistols of the day.
    Cant wait for the pressure cooker registration, and the waiting periods on the sacks of nails they used for shrapnel….

  4. Ian Argent says:

    I cannot wait until he retires; and I sincerely hope Cory Booker can primary Menendez

    • Booker will be ‘given’ Lautenberg’s seat. Menendez is in for life, or retirement.

      • Ian Argent says:

        That’ll be interesting if Christie pulls a second term. Though he’s on relatively good terms with both Booker and Sweeney, so anything’s possible.

    • Mike Gordon says:

      Booker isn’t much better than either Lautenberg or Menendez, just a little more telegenic and less white, kind of like an an American version of Obama.

  5. Greg says:

    New Lautenburg bill bans the exchange of electrons between oxygen hydrogen & carbon molecules to prevent the making of explosives by terrorists criminals & oil companies and for other purposes.blah blah blah & woof woof

  6. Persiflage says:

    I’m a little surprised that Senator Lautenburg hasn’t demanded an immediate closure of the bomb show loophole. We must do something!

  7. Ronnie says:

    “I made black powder in my basement as a kid.”

    Me too. I made about ten pounds of it when I was about 13 years old, and this was before there was the internet like there is today. I used my copy of the US Army’s “Improvised Munitions” manual as a guide, which I bought at a surplus store for about three bucks back then. Now that we have the internet, that same manual is available for free online, and Lautenberg’s bill won’t do diddlysquat to prevent anybody from making their own black powder at home.

  8. Bill Twist says:

    Just FYI, the newest issue of “Backwoodsman” magazine tells you how to extract Potassium Nitrate from chicken manure.

  9. Jack says:

    The black powder issue is really pushing the envelope.

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