Close X Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of 24hGold.com. By continuing your navigation on our website, you are accepting the use of cookies.
To learn more about cookies ...
EnglishFrench
In the same category

They Come For the Ammo: New Bill Would Require Background Checks for “Explosive Material

IMG Auteur
Published : April 26th, 2013
462 words - Reading time : 1 - 1 minutes
( 6 votes, 3.7/5 ) , 2 commentaries
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
2
comment
Our Newsletter...
Category : Opinions and Analysis

Never one to let a crisis go to waste, Senator Harry Reid has introduced a new bill that would require background checks for anyone purchasing “explosive materials” or “powders” commonly used to manufacture ammunition and fireworks.

The Boston bombers utilized black powder sourced from common fireworks to manufacture the bombs that left 3 people dead and scores wounded in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11th.

Senator Frank Lautenberg, who wrote the bill, claims the incident in Boston, “shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials.”

“It defies common sense that anyone, even a terrorist, can walk into a store in America and buy explosive powders without a background check or any questions asked.”

“Requiring a background check for an explosives permit is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of our communities.”

The purchase of black powder in amounts over 50 pounds already requires a background check, but the new bill would lower the thresholds and will also include “smokeless powders,” which are used for the production of ammunition.

The move by Reid and Lautenberg, who both supported President Obama’s failed comprehensive national gun control overhaul last month, has Second Amendment advocates concerned. According to The Truth About Guns the language of the bill, which is yet to be made available, may place stringent restrictions on the purchase of certain quantities of ammunition:

Depending on the bill’s language, it would include not only loose gunpowder (such as that used by handloaders) but could also cover standard ammunition cartridges.

Lautenberg and Reid are trying to label these propellants as “explosives” in the wake of the Boston bombings and use that tragedy to limit general access to ammunition and reloading components . . .

It’s a back door way to make gun ownership more difficult and possibly put smaller local ammunition manufacturers out of business.

Because a potential terrorist could conceivably take apart ammunition and use the propellant to manufacture a bomb, ammunition purchases containing enough powder to exceed the new threshold set forth by the bill will likely require a federal background check, similar to purchasing a firearm.

Reid and Lautenberg will also give the Attorney General power to forbid the sale of explosive powders to anyone who is believed to be purchasing it for the purpose of terrorism, a term that has been broadly defined in contemporary America to include anyone who may have second amendment oriented views, reads survival literature, home schools their kids, prefers precious metals over centrally printed Federal Reserve notes, or expresses a fear of big government.

The bill may never make it past committee, but it introduces a dangerous new strategy that shifts the gun-control focus away from firearms and targets gun accessories, magazines, and ammunition.

Hat tip Steve Quayle

Thanks to Mac Slavo from www.shtfplan.com
Companies Mentionned : Metals X |
<< Previous article
Rate : Average :3.7 (6 votes)
>> Next article
Latest comment posted for this article
Will the background check include fertilizer? How about potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal (all of which I can obtain from natural processes)? What about propane? The U.S. Govt is doing every thing possible to try and disarm its citizens.  Read more
samking73 - 5/22/2013 at 2:01 PM GMT
Rating :  3  2
Top articles
Latest Comments
Elizabeth Warren: The 14 Trillio...
02:15sneezy67
Good ideas...good information....but somewhat behind the curve...the water has already gone under the bridge.
Man Grabbed, Crushed to Death By...
00:00user4779
The "lump of labour" fallacy raises its tired old head yet again, mixed in with B-movie-style sci-fi speculation about a terrible robotic future wo...
Max Keiser Interviews GoldCore’s...
03 Julovertheedge
"The IMF said that Greece requires additional bailout funds of around 50 billion euros until 2018 under the current bailout conditions, and slashed...
Greece’s referendum
03 Julend
"History may judge him instead to have played a poor hand very well indeed." I'm quite sure both Macleod and Varoufakis will be quite disa...
Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Cha...
02 Julglasstiger
Jesse, you use the term "could care less" frequently. Is this American speak for "couldn't care less"? Similar I suppose to the ubiquitou...
One more book, Mr. Stockman
02 Juluser4779-1
While it is true that "[Gold standards] were abused, suspended, and ultimately abandoned in favor of a currency that central banks could inflate at...
Panicked Hedge Funds Now Praying...
30 Junovertheedge1
"... and the silly game theory ..." Obviously you have no knowledge of game theory and its applications. Otherwise you wouldn't have used ...
The Gold Standard: Generator & P...
30 Junuser4779
Is it really so bad for Americans that they do not spend their lives labouring on a production line to make mass-produced goods, and have left this...
Most commented articlesFavoritesMore...
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS
Mining Company News
Gray Rock(Au)GRK.V
Gray Rock Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement
CA$ 0.02+0.00%Trend Power :
Corporate news
PetrobrasPBR
Petrobras to Sell Stake in Bijupira & Salema Fields for $25M - Analyst Blog
US$ 8.83+2.08%Trend Power :
Corporate news
BP plc(Ngas-Oil)BP
BP to Settle Federal, State GoM Oil Spill Claims for $18B - Analyst Blog
US$ 41.29+5.14%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Clean EnergyCLNE
ALLETE Clean Energy Acquires Wind Farm in Pennsylvania - Analyst Blog
US$ 5.37-0.56%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Junex(Ngas)JNX.V
Junex Closes a Portion of its Private Placement for Proceeds of $5 Million
CA$ 0.80+0.00%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Yingli GreenYGE
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders With Losses on Their Investment in Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline - YGE
US$ 1.15-3.36%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Sandspring Res.SSP.V
IIROC Trading Halt - SSP
CA$ 0.12+0.00%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Fortune Minerals(Ag-Au-Co)FT.TO
Receives Notice of Default Under Prepay Facility and Reaches Agreement in Principle to Settle
CA$ 0.05+11.11%Trend Power :
Corporate news
PetrobrasPBR
Indian Tycoon Plans to Invest $2.5 Billion in Brazil Oil and Gas
US$ 8.83+2.08%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Potash Corp.POT.TO
K+S says no basis for talks suggested by Potash Corp
CA$ 39.26+0.98%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Comments closed
  All Favorites Best Rated  
Throw the Bullfrog in boiling water and he will jump out immediately. Let him set in the warm water and bring it to a boil and he will sit still! Are we the Bullfrog in the warming water?
Rate :   3  3Rating :   0
EmailPermalink
Will the background check include fertilizer? How about potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal (all of which I can obtain from natural processes)? What about propane? The U.S. Govt is doing every thing possible to try and disarm its citizens. I wonder why...........don't answer, most of us know. You may say 'its just a background check, and if you're legal, there should be no problems". Must I remind those people how the Govt has taken our Constitutional rights in the past? Little by little. You don't notice that way, 'till it's too late.
Rate :   3  2Rating :   1
EmailPermalink