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  •  How rare is it? (2+ / 0-)
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    I'd be curious to know, how many bombings occur in the US. Apparently, enough that the ATF will mention black powder as a frequent component. I'm looking for a credible source.

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    by tytalus on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:14:09 PM PDT

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    •  It is so rare the FBI does not have a catetory. (9+ / 0-)

      It is listed under "Other."  That includes everything from golf clubs, kitchen chairs and anything else not otherwise listed.

      However, crime overall has been on declining for the past five years. Link is to FBI database on violent crimes.

      Source of chart:

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      by Otteray Scribe on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:29:12 PM PDT

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    •  if there's 3 and 2 use black then it's a frequent (9+ / 0-)


      There aren't many bombings in this country thank ghu, esp considering how easy it really is....

      However I am not willing to become a English style Security State and imo we are way too close now......

      I'd be surprised if you find more than 10-15 a year, most hurting no one, and that is not a valid reason to add even more layers of security theatre on top of what we have already spackled on the walls.....If we change who we are as a country in reaction to a terrorist then hasn't that terrorist accomplished exactly what they wanted? I say we go on with life while flipping them the bird....bullies hate being ignored......

      As to taggants, honestly without another entire registry that tracks every round of ammunition and every pound of powder from cradle to grave and considering I am currently using 30+ year old powder and it shoots just fine, this is a long term proposition, with honestly little to no payoff in terms of crimes solved....Just like the Ballistics fingerprinting of new guns, it sounds like a good idea except that in 5 minutes intentionally or just through regular use and wear, the fingerprint changes and all that money spent is down the toilet instead of going into mental health care, income assistance, training and job placement etc.......

      And finally, end the "War on (some) Drugs" and we will cut the violent crime rate even further, I'd lay odds on a 70% reduction....It has been falling hard all the while more and more guns have been sold you know...........

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      by buddabelly on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:30:28 PM PDT

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