You don't need dynamite. A few large containers of gasoline (which is HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE in it's vaporized form), and is readily available, can cause just as much carnage.The Bath School disaster is the historical name of the violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe on May 18, 1927 in Bath Township, Michigan that killed 38 elementary school children and 6 adults, and injured at least 58 other people.[Note 1] Kehoe first killed his wife, fire-bombed his farm and set off a major explosion in the Bath Consolidated School, before committing suicide by detonating a final explosion in his truck. It is the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history.
Afterwards, dynamite was outlawed for casual purchase by consumers. Think about dynamite for a second, like, what if you could but cases of it at Wal-Mart? Would crazies and nut jobs use it to blow up schools, rather than shoot them up? Maybe we ought to legalize dynamite again, sell it at Wal-Mart and Kroger and even local convenience stores. You never know when you might need to remove an old stump from your yard, and nothing is better than dynamite for ease and quick results!
Also, dynamite is not outlawed to the average American, as anyone in heavy construction, i.e. digging foundations, building tunnels, bridges, etc. use it on a regular basis. In fact our modern world, would NOT be possible without dynamite. It isn't THAT hard to get.
Also, anyone with a degree in chemistry can cook up nitroglycerin or any other number of explosive substances.
Chlorine tablets for swimming pools are comonly vailable in 100# drums ( when I was a kid in Commack we had a 40 feet by 20 feet by 10 feet deep swimming pool, and my dad bought the chlorine tablets locally in 100# drums). The Oklahoma City Bombers used fertilizer as an explosive. Mix a fertilizer explosive device, such as the size that Timothy McVeigh made, mix it with chlorine swimming pool tablets, and you can create a very sizable weapon. I am NOT ADVOCATING DOING SO.
My point is tht anyone with a little bit of knowledge and skill, and a determination, can create a sizable dangerous weapon from perfectly legal, and easily available substances.
Take a 55 gallon drum (easily commercialy available), pour in 50 pounds of swimming pool chlorine tablets, top off with 35 gallons of gasoline, seal it and attach a celfoe detonator, which can be activated from half-way aroud the world, by simply calling that particular phone number, and you cn cause quite a lot of deaths.
I have heard on the news today that the bombs in Boston may have been activated with celfone detonators, and may have been detonated from outside the U.S.
I AM NOT ADVOCATING THAT ONE CONSTRUCT SUCH A DEVICE. I am just pointing out how easy it is to do so.
And I pray for the victims of this dastardly and deadly terrorist attack in Boston.:(