I chuckled heartily as I read this knowing that it will put congressional Republicans in a very awkward position.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a bill today to require background checks for explosive powder.
Reid introduced the bill, S. 792, for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has been out sick for much of the year. But in a press statement, Lautenberg said the Boston bombing shows that background checks are needed for explosive materials. [...]
Under current law, people can buy up to 50 pounds of explosive “black powder” with no background check, and can buy unlimited amounts of other explosive powders, such as “black powder substitute” and “smokeless powder.”
Will Republicans vote against background checks for explosives in the wake of a terrorist attack?