The thing is that today in our hunt for terrorists, chemistry equipment and certain simple chemicals have become illegal in several states. Here in
Nevada it is still legal to own lab equipment, but a few years back the cops were looking around our neighborhood for a gang dude that had stolen a
The side door to my garage, behind a latched gate, was unlocked... so a cop with dog and flashlight decided to just go ahead and snoop around in the
dark looking for the perp. We were home with company. They did not knock on the door to ask permission nor warn us. Our dogs barked and my wife opened
the door to the garage and the cop shone a light in her face and told her to get back inside... yeah it was silly of her to open the door ... but
They eventually caught the guy in another yard and all the commotion (6 cars and a helicopter) died down. The next day I had two detectives knock at
the door with questions about my Meth Lab
Well what I have is a mineral assay lab, quite a good one actually, and now I have a lot of the equipment from John's gold mine as well... It got
straightened out and I have written apologies etc... but it goes to show you how times have changed
Try to buy a good chemistry set at a science shop these days.. you will find kitchen chemistry... Sulfur, used in many simple experiments is illegal
in many states because you 'might' make illegal fireworks. In some states you will be arrested for owning lab equipment without a permit.
America has become so afraid of 'terrorists' that we are robbing ourselves of the future scientists. Most of the old ones got that way by
experimenting in the garage... like Bob did. But if we tried a Desert Blast today, I am sure DHS will haul everyone away as terrorists
The 'cops' that busted Bob at his house were the Toaster Police... the Consumer Protection Agency... they brought along the Swat team... so the first
that they knew anything was up, was when Bob's wife saw the swat guys with guns out coming up the drive.
The charge resulted because of the selling of legal chemicals in one state, to another state that had a ban on them.
But I guess when you reveal government secrets, they look for anything they can to hassle you
Bob never made a dime in the UFO business but he sure paid a hefty price for speaking up
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