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Originally posted by Gazrok on the other thread
Smear some Ricin on a door handle at Walmart and you've got a WMD from a VERY small amount. It could infect hundreds of people before losing potency no doubt. A very scary concept indeed... I can see the reason for the concern, but I also have fears of how this can be used as a precedent for future acts that infringe on our rights. NOBODY has a valid reason to make Ricin poison, but if such things aren't already classified as "illegal", then we've got a seriously dangerous precedent going into motion here....
Originally posted by lister
This isn't the full story.
The events here happened 2 years ago - any Ricin produced would have degraded now and would pose no risk.