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Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Well on the one hand....
I find myself agreeing with some extended type of pre-screening when you are dealing with explosives. you can't go buy enough chemicals to make meth without getting on a watch list, you can't buy nitrate fertilizer in amounts sufficient to make a bomb without getting on a watch list (unless you are smart about it I suppose) so I don't see this as a surprise really.
The kids at columbine used homemade pipe bombs and propane tank explosives, the Boston idiots used black powder and pressure cookers.
But yeah, reading your OP a few things smack me in the face. I guess only time will tell how this is implemented will be the key.
And no, I don't think your T-shirt will disqualify you. Then again, a picture of Megatron got a guy tossed off a plane, so who the hell knows anymore.
the tie in with the terrorist watch list, on it's face makes sense... But when you understand that the list is over a million, and plenty of average, law abiding citizens are on it.....
Maybe you guys are onto something. I still don't think it's two skips away from dictatorship, but yeah, it does appear to be following an agenda.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I thought the bombs were made from fireworks?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
So.. They run the market on civilian ammo with endless purchase orders for ammunition in excess of what private producers can ever supply, if 100% dedicated JUST to Government orders ..... then use this to zap the reloaders.
Clever. Despicable, but clever. The 2nd Amendment says we have the right to bear arms. It doesn't say we have the right to a brass cartridge fit to load into them. What a cheesy, politician like way to basically ban what cannot be outright banned.
Of course, a majority won't even allow for the fact this is the motivation and will gleefully argue in support of the backdoor gun ban. No need to ban the tool, when you can make using it impossible. We elected this crap. Remember that, eh?
Originally posted by jtma508
...(Lawyers) They have been at the heart of everything bad that happens. Ban them.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Krakatoa
Are you suggesting that the rather narrow set of ammunition producers can tell the Government no? That's an assumption I'm not making. I doubt they've had that issue forced, yet. I have NO doubt they are well aware of the fact it could be forced and forced without options left to them, if they pushed it to that. After all, they have a ready fall back position if the Government feels it needs one. We're at war, and we're under ongoing and long term threat of wide scale attack on our own soil (whether that's true or not, doesn't matter for Executive orders back to the 90's or the reality of the industry we're talking about). It would form the basis to stop asking and start ordering the purchase orders be honored and stocked properly, as required for national security.
So far, it's just asking nicely ...and running the market by request.