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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Targeting civilians, as was done here, is not only unjust, but also despicable at every level
    Then you should read the rest of my posts wherein I say that I do not excuse this particular one. You're welcome.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If I understand you correctly, you are worried about Uncle Sam taking away your right to make and bear bombs.

    Where is that right in the constitution?
    No, but they can make it harder to get black powder and gun powder, which means that muzzleloader shooters and handloaders will see their rights eroded.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Terrorists are into inflicting mass casualties...period.
    Well than this couldn't have been an act of terrorism because given the crowd and environment, the causalities were remarkably low.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Pipe bombs don't necessarily use low grade explosives. As I pointed out earlier, I belive that black powder was used. I say that because of the flash and the thick, white smoke.I think the only mistake that was made, as far as casualties are concerned, was the placement.Let's face it folks, this wasn't a high school kid who was playing with the chemistry set his folks gave him for his birthday. This cat(s) had training.



    Whoever made the bombs knew something. Look at the horrific results.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Pipe bombs don't necessarily use low grade explosives. As I pointed out earlier, I belive that black powder was used. I say that because of the flash and the thick, white smoke.I think the only mistake that was made, as far as casualties are concerned, was the placement.Let's face it folks, this wasn't a high school kid who was playing with the chemistry set his folks gave him for his birthday. This cat(s) had training.
    Using black powder or fertiliser to make a basic ied shows a lack of resources at best, and not placing the bomb properly shows a lack of training. Your assessment lacks credibility.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, but they can make it harder to get black powder and gun powder, which means that muzzleloader shooters and handloaders will see their rights eroded.
    My best friend's father-in-law and mother-in-law are national competing cowboy shooters. His father in law has the speed record for black powder shooting. They took me out last Thanksgiving....it was awesome. Also, I will never EVER piss them off.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Correct. We literally know nothing. In fact, the circumstances don't even point to a clear group of potential suspects. All the speculation, at this point, is based in prejudice.
    Since we know they were actually bombs, the only speculation is whether or not the terrorist(s) who planted them are home-grown or from abroad. It may not be the 9/11 kind of terrorist act, but it certainly qualifies as terrorism. I don't see how prejudice enters into the equation at all...
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well than this couldn't have been an act of terrorism because given the crowd and environment, the causalities were remarkably low.
    There have been over a hundred casualties. I wouldn't call that low.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    They have some interesting and informative vids on the Boston Globe site.....................

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    The Red Queen in "Alice in Wonderland" believed in giving a verdict before the trial, but that's probably not a good model. Let's wait for more evidence before guessing who were the perpetrators.
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