Pressure Cooker……tool or weapon?
OK, well it’s been a while since some ‘political discussion’ and recent events warrant some speaking up.
Despite all our benevolent politicians and the rights infringing laws they pass to ‘keep us safe’, the Patriot Act, for instance, evil men can still carry out their destruction if that is their intention. And here, at the Boston marathon event, we have a couple of typical muzlim operatives with simple items twisted by evil into dangerous devices. Their duty, as terrorists, was well accomplished with the pressure cookers they used to contain their explosive mixtures, which are apparently not that effective until contained in a pressure resisting device, like a pressure cooker. This containment amplifies the effect of their home-made explosive compound, making it into a very effective device for killing and maiming Americans. Are there 20,000 laws concerning pressure cookers, as there are for guns? Not yet. But, even if there were that many laws concerning pressure cookers, the background checks to buy them, with a size limit of 7 quarts, pressure cooker free zones all over the nation, and licenses required to cook with them, all those laws and restrictions would have done nothing, because evil zealots of a false and hateful “religion” will always, like all other evil intentioned criminals, will find a way around ‘laws’ or flat-out ignore them. This willful violation of law also equipped them with a so-called multitude of firearms, which also broke dozens of the state laws of Massachusetts, which are among the strictest at disarming law-abiding citizens in the USA. Again, as usual, the law-abiding citizen is helpless, cowering in their homes, defenseless while criminals and our over reacting government ‘do their thing’.
I’m by no means implying that we shouldn’t hunt down scum like these muzlim terrorists, but the typical over reaction by the federal and state governments is clearly displayed in the picture, as you may notice that the individual in the armored Humvee is pointing his weapon directly at the person taking this picture. They also, apparently whether the neighborhood people approved or not, barged into every house on the streets doing a room to room search for these bad guys.
Ignoring the Constitution for the convenience of the situation appears to be evolving into the ‘new normal’ that nanny state super hero Bloomberg was salivating over when he was blathering about how the Constitution must be changed to fit today’s world. Perhaps the excuse for wholesale violation of the 4th amendment was that Bostonians are essentially naked in their homes? Among their highly restrictive gun ownership directives are:
In Boston under a vague law it is unlawful to possess, display, transfer, or receive, without a license granted by the Boston Police Commissioner:
- Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder and/or a capacity exceeding six rounds.
- A semiautomatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds.
- Any SKS, AK47, UZI, AR-15, Steyr AUG, FN-FAL, and FN-FNC rifle. All firearms must be stored or kept secured in a locked container or equipped with a lock or other safety device. A firearm is not considered stored or kept if carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user. A violation of this provision is evidence of wanton or reckless conduct in any criminal or civil proceeding if a person under 18 gains access to a firearm. A violation of this provision is also criminally punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 10 years.
- Any semiautomatic pistol which is a modification of a proscribed rifle or shotgun with a shorter barrel or no stock, and any magazine or belt which holds more than 10 rounds.
An “assault weapons roster board” may add additional firearms to the list of so-called “assault weapons.”
Such firearms must have been registered with the Boston Police Commissioner within 90 days of the effective date of the law (12/9/89), or they are unlawful.
An owner of a firearm added to the roster of assault weapons must obtain a license to possess it within 90 days of its addition, or it becomes unlawful.
The colonel of state police “may” issue a class A or B temporary license to a resident, a nonresident, or an alien for purposes of competition and subject to terms and conditions placed on the license. The license is valid for 1 year and the fee is $50.
Any person who inherits a rifle, shotgun or handgun is required to obtain a FID or license to carry within 180 days if he intends to retain possession of the firearm.
In my humble opinion, if Boston didn’t have these 2nd amendment infringing law, to this degree, perhaps the federal, state and local troops would not have had to bother with a door to door and room to room search, because the fugitive would know that the house he might pick to try a hostage move in would probably have an occupant with a loaded firearm to stick in his face. Yeah, I realize this is just the opinion of a gun owning Southern boy who is too independent for leftist libs to be comfortable around, but that’s life in America while freedom still works.
Finally, here’s a link to using a pressure cooker. Use this information wisely, and you too can become……….a prepper! (Shhh, this is inside info….)