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  •  Seriously: background check for gun powder? (0+ / 0-)

    If it's that easy to do what those Fs did, should just anyone be able to buy gun powder? Can anyone buy it?

    •  I'm not sure. (0+ / 0-)

      We don't know how easy it was for them.  The fact that something like this only happens now, a dozen years after 9/11, suggests it can't have been that easy.

      Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

      by Troubadour on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:28:09 PM PDT

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      •  Easy as pie . (3+ / 0-)

        http://www.ballisticproducts.com/...

        Home  >  Powder & Primers > Smokeless Powder
        Ground Hazmat shipping surcharge of $27.50 will apply to all orders containing powder or primers. Combine powder and primers for a better value. Maximum shipment weights of 32lbs powder; 50lbs powder and primers combined.  We cannot ship primers or powders to New Jersey and Massachusetts.

        Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

        by indycam on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:27:44 PM PDT

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      •  Looks pretty darn easy: (0+ / 0-)
        A buyer purchasing black powder, likely used in the pipe bombs, isn't required to fill out any paperwork if the purchase is less than 50 pounds.

        Authorities recovered at least one handgun and one long gun. The official said it wasn't clear yet how the men obtained the firearms. Under federal law, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be prohibited from purchasing the handgun but could legally buy a shotgun or rifle.

        http://online.wsj.com/...
    •  Its funny , (2+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, white blitz

      you can buy all sorts of gun powder to reload
      but if you use it to make fireworks you are in trouble .

      Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

      by indycam on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:23:57 PM PDT

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