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  •  As good a place as any for what I (1+ / 0-)

    inadvertently failed to post with the other definition of terrorism under U.S. law:

    (5) the term "domestic terrorism" means activities that -
    (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
    (B) appear to be intended -
    (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
    (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
    18 U.S.C. § 2331.

    With no evidence yet to prove (B)(ii) or (iii) -- though it may well appear -- the question is how big an armored vehicle can be driven through (B)(i) that would capture this incident but not Columbine or Newtown.

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