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Re: Regulated Magnet Wire?
Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
I searched around the web and FBI/ATF sites for info on this and came up
with zero. Maybe ask back at the motor shop where the guy heard this from.
Maybe a local politician or something shooting off their mouth over some
local incident or something. There does not seem to be any fact behind it.
I would guess that there was some off-the-cuff comment or editorial in
some trade magazine somewhere... I could call the ATF but I hate to give
them a reason to laugh at "my" stupidity :-))
Of course, this "regulation" would fail miserably not only in being
impossible, but making the politicians look stupid (we all know how
difficult that is :-))... Reminds me when they wanted to ban electronic
solder or pass a law that pi = 3.000... :-)))
Bombs can be made out of everything, so restricting everything is a
solution :-)) However, getting a regulation with any teeth in it in this
case will only be a study in satire. Were would we report violations to?
I know an old couple down the street that have magnet wire in their TV
set!! :-)) I can also name about 500 children's toys that contain it!!!
I have shipped magnet wire in the mail without the bomb squad blowing it up
(unlike a local guy's drum set :-)) Apparently, a drum in a cardboard box
sounds like bomb :-)))).
Maybe someone else has heard more on this magnet wire regulation thing and
who is driving it...?
I'll will wait before going to the local church's "turn in your old guns
day" with a roll of magnet wire. :-)) The guy with the working 50cal
anti-aircraft gun and 10,000 rounds of ammo for it would take all the
attention again anyway :-)) That really put that "no questions asked"
thing to the test :-))
They can have my magnet wire when they pry my cold dead finger from the
At 12:42 AM 5/23/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>It doesn't seem realistic to me either, that's why it tripped me up so much.
>Think of all the things that use magnet wire, how can it possibly be
>regulated? Radio$hack is still carrying it, so I don't know what to think.
>I'm hoping someone on the list will know more.
>I contacted SuperiorEssex Wire and Cable today about the donation of the
>wire for the next 2 coils, and possibly a long-term corporate sponsorship
>for the Group, they made no mention of it, and I asked for a LOT of cable (2
>spools of 16 at 5fFt and 2 spools of 12 at 10kFt each).
>I also got 20' of 12" pipe donated today :) We're gonna wind both coils
>BEFORE we cut the pipe into sections, that way each secondary is an EXACT
>>Original poster: "Gregory Hunter by way of Terry Fritz
>>See the pasted in text below. Is this plausible? It
>>just doesn't seem realistic. Almost anything can
>>conceivably be pressed into service for an improvised
>>bomb. What next? Are we going to regulate kitchen
>>matches? Al foil?? Steel wool??? The BATF is losing
>>its grip on reality.
>>New thing on Magnet wire. It's about to become a
>>SERIOUS pain to get.
>>have all the details tomorrow, but the owner of the
>>shop (a very cool
>>said it's about to be regulated to some degree becasue
>>some idiot kid
>>bomb run with it. This is happeneing in a few places
>>(I heard mention
>>this a week ago at another shop but was too busy
>>drooling to really pay
>>Appearantly it's being used becasue it's thin and easy
>>to hide or
>>something...makes little sence to me. Then again, if I
>>up I can think of MUCH better ways than magnet wire.
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