posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by butcherguy
And speaking of which, there is a wrinkle in this issue that you guys haven't considered. Most people in the general populace don't know about this,
but due to my former job, I had to know for the sake of compliance.
Under the PATRIOT Act, and the auspices of DHS, there is a thing called CSAT. (Chemical Security Assessment Tool). Companies in the United States
must submit what is called a "Top Screening" and disclose whether they have chemicals that are on the DHS's "list of chemicals of concern".
These are chemicals that DHS have concocted SOME reason for being concerned that if they fell into "terrorists" hands, would be a threat to the US
infrastructure. The threats are classified by Release, Theft or Sabatoge/Contamination.
As you read through the list you will notice that potassium nitrate (saltpetre) is on the list. One of the key components of gun powder. It is
classified as a "theft" risk that if stolen by "terrorists" can be used to cause harm/destruction (because it can then be used to make ammo!)
Okay, what the general public doesn't know is that DHS has some of the broadest, most unfettered powers associated with the CSAT. They can arrive at
a given facility, take control of it, bar entry to it by the owner (or anyone else for that matter) and basically shut the facility down. THEY DO NOT
HAVE TO GIVE CAUSE NOR DO THEY NEED A COURT ORDER TO DO SO.
For every name on this "National gun register", that address can be assumed to have potassium nitrate on the property. And that's all the DHS needs
under their unbounded powers is a reasonable suspicion that a "chemical of concern" is on a property. And they don't have to prove their concern to
anyone...they can just act on it. (And they have all the 9 mm semi-auto Rugers and all the .223 ammo now, so there you go.)
So...think about what you're signing up for when you sign your name on the dotted line.
edit on 12-29-2012 by Valhall because: (no reason given)