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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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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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: mass55th

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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To: SandyInSeattle
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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” 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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

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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To: gusopol3

The bastards would love to do away with cash.

All transactions would run through a government computer and cross referenced to their files on the purchaser at the time of sale.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 7:56:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: gusopol3

Black powder FFFG is around $20 a pound right now. Look for the price of it to skyrocket soon.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:07 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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23 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jack Hammer

“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.”

The gasses emanating from the beans unfortunately come out of the wrong end...


24 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:31 PM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: gusopol3

Weekend at Frankie’s.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:12 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: gusopol3

Mr Lautenberg is still alive?


26 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:51 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Venturer

It could have been black powder or black powder substitute. It could have been tannerite (exploding targets binary explosive - legal). It could be a homemade explosives and those are not difficult to make. Gunpowder functions as a high explosive when confined or initiated with high energy.

We can’t make the world bulletproof and government can’t fix the evil in the heart of man beyond removing evil from society. Too many Americans fail to grasp the truth of that statement.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 8:05:11 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: CenTex

Aren’t you confusing Lautenberg with Bloomberg?


28 posted on 04/17/2013 8:05:30 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: gusopol3

The man is an ass.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: gusopol3

Senate bill that WAS on the floor?


30 posted on 04/17/2013 8:20:02 PM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you’re in one of the freak states, might want to think about moving.

We used to worry my husband might get transferred to Arizona. Now we HOPE my husband gets transferred to Arizona.

31 posted on 04/17/2013 8:20:52 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: gusopol3

Dear Frank - Hurry up and F’n DIE, you stinking DemoicRAT.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 8:22:07 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SandyInSeattle

He shouldn’t be


33 posted on 04/17/2013 8:25:51 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: wetgundog

I guess if the dead can vote, they can also submit legislation.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 8:26:58 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Venturer

“Was black powder used in this bomb or is Lautenberg just tossing shit in the game.”

Lautenberg’s blabbering and thus we know he is talking sh*t.

That is what he does - and, he is good at it.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 8:28:14 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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Okay, tinfoil hat time? Article at Hotair.com mentions 4chan users who are connecting the dots about the Boston bombing. It says NewsJunkie has many more of their pics so I go look. through the pics and I find one that contains the following text, near as I can make it out. Sorry I can't seem to get a link to the pic but you can follow the Newsjunkie link then scan the pics:

WARNING: Laws being written to screw you.

I work on a security commission and and I've just received word to start campaigning on a campaign we've been working on for the last two months and now it all makes sense.

I'll keep it as short as I can.

They're going to pin this event on a male, late teens to early 20s and say he did it because he's unstable.They are going to find firearms and a NRA book in his home. They are going to say he used reloading powder for the explosion and that reloading powder shouldn't be for sale to the public. They are going to say that because the powder in ammunition can be used for explosions that the number of rounds you can buy should be limited and taxed to help pay for these events.

I can't do anything or I'll lose my job and possibly face criminal charges. They won't find the suspect till later this week and the raid is issued to occur on Friday. This was a staged event. The people hurt are real but the event was planned. Don't let them hurt our rights.

I'm at work so I used a copy of a picture torn from another thread. Also please don't mention me. It will seriously hurt me.

36 posted on 04/17/2013 8:30:37 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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Sheesh. Gunpowder was invented over 1000 years ago. Probably around the time that Lautenberg was born.

The ingredients for making it can be found in any decently equipped home-supply/hardware store. So he might as well try chasing rainbows, if he thinks he can control it through a background check.

37 posted on 04/17/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: gusopol3

Lautenberg does not know his chemistry. The bombers don’t need to buy gunpowder, they can make it in the kitchen. They can make some even more potent stuff using hydrogen peroxide. If Lautenberg had triacetonetriperoxide (TATP) or hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) for brains, he wouldn’t have enough to blow his nose.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 8:31:47 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: DBrow

How about potassium chlorate and table sugar?


39 posted on 04/17/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: gusopol3

How about background checks on everyone entering the country? But, that would require the government to actually keep up with who is entering the country...


40 posted on 04/17/2013 8:41:12 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: gusopol3

Background check on bat guano diggers & charcoal makers...


41 posted on 04/17/2013 8:46:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: gusopol3
Current law allows an individual to purchase as much as 50 pounds of explosive “black powder” without a background check

Does the idiot fossil even know that black powder is easy to make? Once upon a short time ago, kids would make the stuff all the time. Even Captain Kirk fighting the slithering Gorn made it in a jiff.

42 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:02 PM PDT by Red Steel
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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.

I think this was a horrible event, and certain politicos want to take advantage of it. No false flags involved.

43 posted on 04/17/2013 9:24:52 PM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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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.

Anonymous? It was me that said it was possible. the thread was pulled.

hey admin mod...pffffffft!

44 posted on 04/17/2013 9:55:08 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: raisetheroof

All i said is that it was possible.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 9:56:24 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: gusopol3

they just don’t stop.
lautenberg will also if consistent force background checks for pressure cookers.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 10:19:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Background checks before you can run for congress and especially President

Say what? Dontchaknow that it is not politically correct to confuse idiots with common sense?

47 posted on 04/17/2013 10:22:44 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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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.

Remember, Lautenberg needs this to be done so he can tax us for the "Global Warming" gases expelled when we fart...

48 posted on 04/17/2013 10:27:16 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: gusopol3
Background checks for everything except voting.

The Senate acts like they are 100 presidents, each introducing a pet national solution to local state problems, and not even in their own states.

-PJ

49 posted on 04/17/2013 10:29:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: gusopol3

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”

~Ben Franklin


50 posted on 04/17/2013 10:35:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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