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Will This Idiot Ever Retire Or Die Of Old Age Already???

NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg to introduce bill requiring NICS for “explosive” powder purchase



Ha ha, the joke is slightly on you Methuselah - smokeless powder is a propellent, not an explosive. Mock-black powder is not an explosive either. Only real, genuine, old school black powder is an actual explosive.  Hey, I wonder if he’s going to introduce another bill to regulate the magic supply shops, which is where you go to buy flashpowder, the highly explosive stuff that’s actually in firecrackers instead of black powder?? [sssshh!! Don’t give the nutjob any ideas Drew!!!]


As a result of Monday’s bombing in Boston, New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg will introduce legislation requiring background checks for the sale of explosive powder. Lautenberg is also filing the bill as an amendment to the gun legislation currently being debated on the Senate floor.

“It is outrageous that anyone, even a known terrorist, can walk into a store in America and buy explosives without any questions asked,” Lautenberg said in a statement earlier today. “If we are serious about public safety, we must put these common-sense safeguards in place. While the police have not revealed what specific explosive materials were used in Boston, what we do know is that explosive powder is too easy to anonymously purchase across the country.”

Americans can currently buy up to 50 pounds of explosive “black powder” and unlimited amounts of smokeless powder without submitting to a background check. Lautenberg’s measure would require them for all such purchases, allow the attorney general to stop a sale if a background check reveals the potential purchaser is a suspected terrorist, and make it illegal to assemble homemade explosives without a permit.

Actually, it already IS illegal to assemble homemade explosives without a permit; the current anti-terrorism laws put in place for our own good start declaring WMDs and Dangerous Devices as those containing more than the maximum piddly charge allowed for firecrackers. Which, BTW, is a whacking great 50 milligrams of flash powder, irrespective of whether it’s a firecracker, cherry bomb, or the joke thing that pretends to be an M-80 today (M-80s once contained 3000-5000 milligrams of flash powder, or 40 grains of black powder, but those have been illegal since 1966). Aerial bursts can contain 130 milligrams. Another BTW: 130 milligrams is 2 grains, a flat circle of powder about 1/2” across. A typical modern black powder deer rifle uses 120 - 150 grains of black powder to propel the bullet.

Furthermore, both genuine black powder and flash powder are considered “low explosives” because they burn - deflagrate (the shockwave of their ignition)- slower than the speed of sound. High explosives, like TNT, nitroglycerin, octol, etc., deflagrate much faster than the speed of sound, often dozens of times faster, so their burning is actually detonation.

Yes, I know. The UN classifies smokeless powder as a 1.3 explosive. Which is BS, and only means you have to be careful transporting it. Will a pressure cooker full actually explode? Perhaps. I don’t know. But it doesn’t burn for shit in the open air.


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