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Sen. Lautenberg Wants Background Checks To Buy Gunpowder
Reason.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | J.D. Tuccile

Posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:45 PM PDT by gusopol3

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the wake of the deadly bombing attacks in Boston, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced that he will reintroduce legislation he has proposed in a prior Congress to require that sales of explosive powder be subject to a background check. He will also file the legislation as an amendment to the gun violence prevention bill currently on the Senate floor.

Current law allows an individual to purchase as much as 50 pounds of explosive “black powder” without a background check, and also permits an individual to purchase unlimited amounts of dangerous “smokeless powder” and “black powder substitute” without a background check. Sen. Lautenberg’s proposal would change that and require a background check for any purchase of these explosive powders. These powders can be used as the explosive material in assembling pipe bombs, used in the Columbine school shooting, and pressure cooker bombs, which may have been used in the recent Boston attack.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; gunpowder; lautenberg; secondamendment
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Background checks to buy propane for grill, background checks to buy gasoline! Then we'll be safe.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:45 PM PDT by gusopol3
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Why don’t they just do a background check on everyone then tattoo a code number on our arms?


2 posted on 04/17/2013 7:45:13 PM PDT by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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Lautenberg undoubtedly intends to institute background checks for anyone wishing to eat beans, for fear of the explosive outgassing.

Except for members of congress, of course, who clearly eat beans every day - and without any background checks or permits.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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Background checks to buy crockpots.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 7:46:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: gusopol3

Background checks before you can run for congress and especially President


5 posted on 04/17/2013 7:46:05 PM PDT by molson209
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That’s OK....but just give any islamics the Guy Fouks treatment


6 posted on 04/17/2013 7:46:39 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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Was black powder used in this bomb or is Lautenberg just tossing shit in the game.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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I didn’t know he was still alive.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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Given today’s results in the Senate, this is just pathetically sad .. perfectly in Demarxist character.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:09 PM PDT by tomkat
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Well I screwed that one up. I should have said background checks for pressure cookers. I’m old...give me a break.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:32 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Venturer

Let me guess, the latter.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:49 PM PDT by matt04
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I didn’t know he was still alive

Neither did he.

12 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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Background checks for powder?

Stevie Wonder could have seen this one coming.

Democrats are the enemies of freedom.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 7:49:18 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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When do we split in two? I’m in Texas, so I know where I’ll land. If you’re in one of the freak states, might want to think about moving.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 7:49:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: The Louiswu

“Why don’t they just do a background check on everyone then tattoo a code number on our arms?”

How 1939. Nah we’ll put Destron-Fearing chips in everyone.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 7:53:03 PM PDT by DBrow
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” If you’re in one of the freak states, might want to think about moving.”

If you’re in one of the freak states, might want to think about fighting.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: gusopol3

Tip: A blackpowder substitute can be made from Vitamin C and Potassium Nitrate.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 7:55:31 PM PDT by DBrow
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Okay Lautenberg, you little rodent, I guess we will just have to get creative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgztUzqaL3E


18 posted on 04/17/2013 7:55:34 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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An anonymous poster said the bombing was a false flag to make an excuse to background check powder as a means of shutting down reloaders.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 7:56:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Venturer

There were no assault rifles at Sandy Hoax, either. Did that stop them from trying to ban them?


20 posted on 04/17/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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