posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: FormOfTheLord
So the investigation of these men didn't even begin until LEOs were tipped off that they were making homemade explosives, and then one of them was
apparently trying to purchase a firearm for one of the the guys whose past convictions barred him from firearm ownership (knowingly transferring a
firearm to someone you know can't have one is against the law).
I don't see the problem, here. I do, however, take issue with citing "stockpiling" as a crime. I understand that DHS and the FBI have said it's a red
flag for someone being a potential terrorist, but this isn't "Minority Report," and unless they have proof that these guys were planning on or willing
to use them against innocent people doing nothing to harm them, this is BS.
I do, however, have personal issues with people deciding to make explosive with shrapnel such as nails and ball bearings in them, as these types of
weapons are unpredictable and could easily harm innocent bystanders and their property.
Either way, it sounds like the initial investigation into these guys was warranted. As for any other evidence, I haven't really seen any, so I can't
say much about the veracity of the claimed charges.