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  •  Blowing up an entire town would be quite (1+ / 0-)
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    difficult, even with gunpowder.  Such an act would be far fro simple, and much more difficult without conventional manufactured explosives.

    If you can't buy gunpowder, then you're pretty much stuck with buying large quantities of fertilizer (or large quantities of some other high energy-content chemical), and that (of course) would actually set off alarm bells and trigger a visit from the FBI.

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