posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 04:39 PM
I'm kind of split on this issue. As with the tranny-in-the-locker-room there are some great points on both sides of this issue.
Sure, regulations are there for a reason, and this (in my humble but reasonable opinion) is something that doesn't seem a huge deal to look the other
way when it's one guy with a milk jug in a disaster... but rolling down 80 miles of highway with this much "unsecured" (legally, properly) gas does
seem a tad risky.
I really dislike seeing spurious, frivolous arguments in debates like this, though. Why does that seem to happen so often? I understand the
regulations for long-term residential storage of fuel... but what does this have to do with anything seeping into drinking water? Sure, that's an
good example of why we need fuel-container regulations, but an example which, IMO, bears no resemblance to the present issue, unless this stuff were
planned for long-term storage.
Also, to darkhorse, ephedrine, contrary to common belief, is NOT illegal in the US. It is only illegal to sell diet supplements containing it, or
supplements with HERBS containing ephedrine (for example "ma huang") however, in most places it is still sold without prescription (as a
bronchodilator for asthma), albeit with strict regulations. Where sold it is kept behind the counter and you must provide ID, which is recorded, and
your name then goes on a DEA list. There is also a limit, of course, toward how much you can buy per month. Federal limit, I believe, is 7 or 9 grams
per month, per person. Though I can imagine someone buying the maximum amount consistently would likely get attention from the Feds-- which is, of
course, the reason for the regs.