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Monday, 4 April 2011

No More Gunpowder. More.

 The need for a blasting permit, fallout zones for powder storage- which leads to no dealers being able carry the product, and the National Harmonised Explosive Law.

3 comments:

Hutch said...

I don't know; I'm certainly glad I live in the United States, where it is illegal for our government to place any restrictions on our natural right to bear arms, whatsoever. They still do it, but it's kind of a given that government really doesn't pay attention to laws which restrict them.

Gorges Smythe said...

The days are coming, Hutch!

Incidentally, anyone who's determined can make their own black powder, and not all powder is black.

Le Loup said...

This is another worry Gorges. This legislation could produce a black market in gunpowder & that would mean no control over its manufacture & suitability for muzzle-loading guns. To say nothing of the inherant dangers of making your own if you don't know what you are doing! Bad news all round.
This is apparently in response to protection from terrorists. So I would assume that smokeless powder will aventually get on the list!