posted on May, 11 2013 @ 04:37 AM
The affidavit filed with the complaint said the components included a galvanized metal pipe, hobby fuse, lighter and several pounds of chemical
powders — ingredients for a pipe bomb.
What does this even mean? I have metal pipe, fuse, lighters and various chemicals around the house too, and all sorts of electronics, wires,
batteries, and timers. But I live on a farm and I'm an engineer.
What's the law for this? Anything we can think of is fair game? I could take the contents of a dozen car batteries and make some very decent
explosive, given some time and chemicals I can get at the hardware store. Does possessing batteries thus count as having an explosive device? It seems
like a mopery charge on steroids - do something we find suspicious and we just trump it up out of pure bs.
eta: if you've got "fuel tablets" from walmart for making coffee in a camp situation, YOU HAVE EXPLOSIVE PRECURSORS!!!11!! In fact, add a few more
reagents and it's the primary feedstock for making RDX/HDX.
What RDX's Primary Ingredient May Look Like
eta more: OMG!! I reload. I've got a TON of "powders". Is THAT what they're talking about? The guy's a reloader and he had some pipe out back?
edit on 11-5-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)