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  •  Yes, this brings up some really interesting (8+ / 0-)

    conversation points:

    The 19 year old bombing subject has been charged officially, now amoung other charges,  with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against persons and property in the U.S. resulting in death.

    Why arent semi-automatic weapons, that can and have killed many people in one setting not classified as weapons of mass destruciton, but small homemade bombs of non-exotic materials classified as such?

    Why was Holmes, the Aurora movie theatre shooter not charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction?

    Holmes, dressed in ballistic gear and armed with an assault rifle and three other guns, set off gas canisters before opening fire in the sold-out theater, police said.
    Holmes has been charged with 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder -- 12 counts for intent and 12 counts for murder with extreme indifference -- 116 counts of attempted murder and one count of possessing explosive devices
    No charge of weapon of mass destruction, but killed 24 people in under 10 minutes.  

    JUST WOW.

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