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  •  a bomb goes boom, a gun shoots things (2+ / 0-)
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    TheLizardKing, misslegalbeagle

    when you pull the trigger.  this is not complicated stuff.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      a bomb goes boom, and how the bomb is made doesn't define it half so much as the going boom part.

      Sometimes people read too much into a word.  If a word is not explicitly defined by the statute, the courts look to the common meaning of a word frst.  I don't think many people are confused by this and would not know it was illegal under that statute to pack a pressure cooker with powder, nails, etc., and rig it with a charge and set it off to go boom.  And that is how the court will look at 'overbroad'.  

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