Update: 4Chan Gunpowder Prediction Coming True
April 18, 2013 in Guns
The post as seen in the screenshot below by an anonymous user on 4chan, warns that “They are going to say he used reloading powder for the explosion and that reloading powder shouldn’t be for sale to the public. They are then going to say that because the powder in ammunition can be used for explosions that the number of rounds you can buy should be limited and taxed to help pay for these events” [emphasis mine].
Well yesterday, the 17th of April, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell insinuated that the National Rifle Association should be blamed for the slow investigation into the Boston bombings:
“There are new developments tonight in the bombing investigation here in Boston,” said O’Donnell. “But that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get away with their crimes. Gunpowder could be traced by investigators to a buyer at the point of sale if gunpowder contained a taggant, an element that would enable tracing of the purchase of gunpowder. But thanks to the National Rifle Association, identification taggants are required by law only in plastic explosives. The NRA has successfully blocked any requirements for such taggants in gunpowder. So such supremely helpful evidence as taggants are not available to the FBI in this investigation.” [emphasis mine]
As predicted, gunpowder has become a launching point for the gun grabbers attempts at stifling our Second Amendment rights in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. Should a “raid” occur tomorrow, the 19th of April, this poster will become even more prophetic.
UPDATE: Senator to propose bill regulating black powder in wake of Boston Massacre: http://www.examiner.com/article/senator-to-propose-bill-regulating-black-power-wake-of-boston-massacre
UPDATE (4/21/2013): Predictions from this post that have come true include:
- Male was in his late teens to early 20s (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev)
- They won’t find the suspect til later this week and the raid is issued to occur on Friday
- “Black powder” is already under attack in the Senate: http://www.examiner.com/article/senator-to-propose-bill-regulating-black-power-wake-of-boston-massacre