Harry Reid Introduced Bill That Would Require Background Checks to Purchase Gunpowder

The nationwide (some would argue, government-induced) ammo shortage may get worse. Harry Reid has introduces a bill in the Senate that would require federal background checks for anyone who wanted to buy any amount of gunpowder. He and the bill’s sponsor, Frank Lautenberg, claim this in response to the bombing in Boston last week. Clearly they aren’t letting the tragedy in Boston “go to waste.”

From The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require background checks to be run on anyone buying explosive powder, a reaction to last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.

Reid introduced the bill, S. 792, for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has been out sick for much of the year. But in a press statement, Lautenberg said the Boston bombing shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials…

Under current law, people can buy up to 50 pounds of explosive “black powder” with no background check, and can buy unlimited amounts of other explosive powders, such as “black powder substitute” and “smokeless powder.”

Lautenberg’s bill would require a background check for the purchase of any of these powders.

If the bill passes, the government will be able to monitor who is buying gunpowder and require people who do their own reloading (make their own ammo) to undergo a federal background check. Add this to ongoing ammo shortage, and it appears that the leftist ruling-class is finding new creative ways to disarm Americans.


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