To look at it another way, in terms of the weapons-control discussion and what or what the 2nd amendment protects, what makes this crime any different from Sandy Hook, or Aurora, or Phoenix, or Columbine? What makes this not-relevant to that debate?
Yeah the outcome is the same ! Dead and maimed** people !!
** Both physically and psychologically.
My best friend's daughter in law was a Columbine - she still has nightmares. A loud bang sends her into a panic. The effects last years, many times a lifetime.
#593383 - 04/16/1309:24 AMRe: Explosions at the Boston Marathon Finish Line!
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Explosives are just as much as a "arm" as are semi-automatic weapons and therefore theoretically under the same constitutional protection. The relevance to the gun-control debate is that our society doesn't seem to have a legal / constitutional / rights problem with (comparatively) strictly regulating and restricting explosives; yet regulating other "arms," even minimally, is argued by reasonable people as being the slippery slope to totalitarianism ...
This is where it gets sticky and dare I say, embarrassing, for the nra etc.. Fight to the death for insane 100 round mags but anyone who talks about bombs in the same vein, is the odd person out.
Lots of silliness out there. Patience is not a strong suit for the "news" people.
They wanna be the first with the news no matter how wrong it is.
and the Saudi student who was questioned, determined to be a witness and bomb victim, became the media's "likely suspect". Now that he has been completely cleared by authorities his name and address have been reported by Fox and now throughout rightwing blogosphere he will likely be harassed, if not seriously in need of a witness protection program.
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