Fish Or Man

Monday, December 19, 2005

Government Regulates Why?

To stop bad things BEFORE they happen, of course.

Like those regulations to stop violent criminals from getting guns. Crap, missed another one. But, when a criminal gets a gun, it is not Government's fault! They aren't allowed to regulate guns enough to keep us safe. But if Government had as much regulation over guns as they do explosives, we would all be safer. CRAP, missed again. This time 150 pounds missing:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- About 150 pounds of commercial plastic explosives has disappeared from a private storage site, along with 2,500 blasting caps and 20,000 feet of explosive detonation cord, authorities said Monday.


"Our cause for concern is that these materials are highly energetic, military-style explosives that are not commonly used in commercial industry," said ATF spokesman Tom Mangan.

What is going on here? It's a time of war, when we must spy on fellow citizens to insure liberty. How does 150 pounds just disappear? And who will be the victim when Government "finds" their missing explosives? Wait, is this perhaps a research study for our benefit:

"...the company performs "research for the law enforcement community" but declined to elaborate."

But, where was the failure? It must have just been the lowly agent forgetting to dot his i's and cross his t's on the necessary paperwork that caused this 150 pounds of explosives to go missing:

Cherry Engineering was federally certified as an explosives storage facility and was in compliance with ATF regulations, Dixie said. The site was inspected weekly.

Oh, boy... you mean all those regulations and still the criminals get their weapons. Unbelievable. Definitely time for more regulations.