Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 8:54 p.m. EST by brightonsage
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Have you ever tried to buy dynamite? It has a lot of legitimate uses. My brother-in-law used to use it for fishing. Just as sporting as hunting with an AR-15 with a 100 round magazine.
It didn't exist before the Civil War. The semiautomatic pistol wasn't invented until a little later,1893, so the founders didn't know about either.of them. But I am sure if they had, they would have written them both into the second amendment. Why should it be harder to get dynamite than to get semi-automatic pistols and rifles?
To buy it, you first get a federal explosives license. You will need to prove three things: 1. that you are a good person, 2. that you need the license for professional reasons, and 3. that you have a safe, secure place to store your explosives before you use them. (No mention about target blasting. or home protection) After you have this, you contact an explosives supplier who will sell you the explosives you are licensed to have--if you are licensed to have water gel slurry explosives and not dynamite, you can't buy dynamite.
There doesn't seem to be an exception for buying it at a local dynamite show. The National Dynamite Association doesn't seem to get too worked up about it though.
"In Arizona, one-day gun sales jumped 60 percent after a gunman killed six people in a Tuscon parking lot and wounded others, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Similarly, in Colorado, after 12 people were killed inside a suburban movie theater in July, background checks for gun purchases reportedly spiked 41 percent. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, these checks have spiked again, reaching a record-high for the year."“The two busiest days I’ve witnessed during my four years in the business,” Marquardt said, “was the day after Obama was elected, and ahead of that, last Saturday. The AR-15 style rifle, a weapon of choice in both the Colorado shooting and last Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, accounted for more than 25 percent of ArmsX’s recent sales, Marquardt said.”
Making them equally accessible? Now that seems sensible doesn't it?
Have you tried to buy aerosol paint suitable for graffiti? It's under lock and key, because it wasn't in the second amendment either.