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A second look at the Pressure Cooker Threat

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Brutus57, May 7, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Pressure Cookers
    It is about time a serious problem in this country is addressed. I have
    known for years the dangers of assault style pressure cookers with high
    capacity chambers. In light of the recent attack, there needs to be
    legislation limiting the access of these devices.
    Who needs a pressure cooker with a sixteen quart capacity? I'm not a hunter
    but I know it doesn't take sixteen quarts to cook a deer.
    There are currently no laws governing access to these cookers. Any criminal
    can just walk in off the street and buy whatever they want. There should be
    a background check, not only at dealers, but we need to close the cooking
    show loophole as well.
    The powerful lobbying group, the NRA (National Restaurant Association) has
    opposed any sensible legislation to rid society of these dangerous cookers.
    They contend criminals will simply avoid background checks and steal cookers
    or get them at yard sales. It is estimated there are hundreds of thousands
    of these devices already in the hands of the public. A comprehensive
    registration program needs to be implemented to control private exchanges.
    To those people who already own high capacity sixteen quart cookers, a limit
    of eight quarts should be implemented. Of course, police and military would
    be exempt for uses in the line of duty.
    Nobody wants to take away the right to keep and bear pressure cookers but
    these common sense regulations would have a dramatic impact protecting our
    citizens. Please call your legislators and tell them to act immediately.

    The pressure cooker thing first appeared in the syndicated column "Hints
    from Heloise" about a year ago. Shortly after al Jazira bought rights to
    the column. My favorite though is her latest column "The Right Way to
    Detonate Bread Pudding". It's destined to become a classic.

    One last thought -- next on the Liberal "Most Deadly" List is going to be
    "sharps" (metal items such as nails, screws, etc. that could possibly be
    used as shrapnel in a pressure cooker bomb, all types of "fireworks" (that
    includes caps for cap guns) and batteries (used to energize detonators).
    That should just about end the pressure cooker problem altogether -- until
    they figure out a way to energize one via solar power...

    Sent to me be a friend on the dry side..:laugh:

    Brutus Out
     
  2. BsB

    BsB Fall City Member

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    I just renewed my pressure cookers license. I'm gtg. Working on some explosive bear chilli. Wooooh, can you say "back blast area clear!"

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have an unregistered pressure cooker..
     
  4. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    My wife's is unregistered as well. I hear there's a shortage of canning jars now. Seems the Feds consider them "ammo." Likely we won't have enough to get through next winter and I'll starve to death. My landlord is gonna be pissed when I dig up our back yard to plant a garden.

    :confused:

    Brutus Out
     
  5. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    There is a shortage of canning jars because the DHS has ordered 10 billion wide mouth jars, to be delivered over the next three years. Panic buying by the general public was triggered by the fear that jars would become scarce due to the large government order. Hoarding and scalping of jars is now widespread. Home canners report shortages of other components, and are "reloading" as much as their supply of components allows.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the run on canning seal lids, you can't reload them without these