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(Contra Costa Times)   California man makes pipe bombs at home. Since you're reading this on FARK you've undoubtedly already guessed what happened next   (contracostatimes.com) divider line 84
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2012-12-25 08:34:50 AM  
He had a successful IPO and is now a billionaire?
 
2012-12-25 08:55:00 AM  
img.photobucket.com
BOOM!
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-25 08:56:31 AM  
ATF: M80's in cardboard tubes = pipebombs
 
2012-12-25 08:57:05 AM  
He fixed the cable?
 
2012-12-25 09:07:43 AM  
For some reason I expected tfa to be about a kid, not a grown man that should know better
 
2012-12-25 09:34:36 AM  
He successfully sold his ideas to the US military and made a fortune in licensing?
 
2012-12-25 09:50:04 AM  
...and boom goes the dynamite.
 
2012-12-25 09:50:44 AM  
Our local bomb squad guy refers to it as doing the Dance of the Flaming Asshole.
 
2012-12-25 09:51:23 AM  
There's a right way and a wrong way... apparently he didn't know the right way.
 
2012-12-25 09:51:34 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: He fixed the cable?


Damnit, you're quick!
 
2012-12-25 09:51:50 AM  
He killed some white kids and now people think pipebombs should be regulated without realizing they already are?
 
2012-12-25 09:53:19 AM  
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
 
2012-12-25 09:54:10 AM  
mikkey rourke?
 
2012-12-25 09:55:25 AM  
I'll be in the garage working on my pipe bong.
 
2012-12-25 09:55:27 AM  
"Antioch policeman injured while making pipe bombs" would be a more interesting story.
 
2012-12-25 09:55:45 AM  
Since this ocurred in Antioch, I'm guessing he was trying to make a hand grenade.
 
2012-12-25 09:59:02 AM  
Trout was apparently injured when he dropped a LIT fuse into a bucket filled with a mix that included gunpowder inside a home in the 1400 block of G Street, police said.

found yer problem...
 
2012-12-25 10:04:11 AM  
...he was caught? Or something? I dunno, I never understand this meme.
 
2012-12-25 10:04:40 AM  
He blew himself to florida?
 
2012-12-25 10:07:49 AM  
Day aint started till coffee and the morning 'pipe bomb' .
 
2012-12-25 10:10:41 AM  

Giltric: He killed some white kids and now people think pipebombs should be regulated without realizing they already are?


Oh, come on. If schizophrenic twenty-something white males with gun fetishes lived in urban centers instead of suburbia, they'd be shooting up schools full of black kids. It's nothing personal.

To their credit, urban youth are resourceful - they shoot up their schools perfectly fine by themselves.
 
2012-12-25 10:12:26 AM  
He blows up the cable?
 
2012-12-25 10:13:23 AM  
Trout told police that he was making the devices because he liked fireworks and wanted to see them explode.

From up close?
He could have just bought a Glock.
 
2012-12-25 10:14:53 AM  
Hmm...reads headline, wonders "Antioch"?

*clicks story*

Bingo!!!

Antioch...the Florida of the left coast.
 
2012-12-25 10:18:29 AM  
Half that dudes hair is singed off. Must of been a heck of a fireball.
 
2012-12-25 10:20:43 AM  
He Accidently the whole thing??

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-25 10:22:26 AM  
..an earth-shattering KABOOM!
 
2012-12-25 10:23:23 AM  
extras.mnginteractive.com
"I'm So Em-Bare-Assed, My Face Is Red With Em-Bare-Assment."
 
2012-12-25 10:23:47 AM  
Attn: MacArthur Genius Grant search committee.
 
2012-12-25 10:23:47 AM  
Our teachers are now armed with pipe bombs?
 
2012-12-25 10:25:02 AM  
Antioch?
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-25 10:28:26 AM  
Darn. I didn't see Darwin. I go read now.
 
2012-12-25 10:30:13 AM  
FTA -- "Trout told police that he was making the devices because he liked fireworks and wanted to see them explode."

Probably inside an elementary school classroom or a filled church.
 
2012-12-25 10:39:17 AM  
He was in his Lab?
 
2012-12-25 10:46:52 AM  
Nice shot, Grant.
 
2012-12-25 10:48:36 AM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Since this ocurred in Antioch, I'm guessing he was trying to make a holy hand grenade.

FTFY
 
2012-12-25 10:54:03 AM  
He had sex with his teacher?
 
2012-12-25 10:54:48 AM  
I hope his brother Kilgore is okay.
 
2012-12-25 10:56:33 AM  
He counted to four?
 
2012-12-25 11:12:49 AM  
www.iconsoffright.com

Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?
 
2012-12-25 11:17:02 AM  

Prey4reign: [extras.mnginteractive.com image 112x140]
"I'm So Em-Bare-Assed, My Face Is Red With Em-Bare-Assment."


Damn he looks like a " Son I am disapoint.....in myself."
 
2012-12-25 11:31:49 AM  
He had sex with Sarah Connor, fathered her child, and helped her destroy a Terminator?
 
2012-12-25 11:51:32 AM  
Oh man, I even guessed where it happened right!

/Antioch is quickly becoming the new Stockton
//Glad I moved as soon as I could.
 
2012-12-25 11:57:09 AM  

leevis: InternetSecurityGuard: Since this ocurred in Antioch, I'm guessing he was trying to make a holy hand grenade.
FTFY


Run away!
 
2012-12-25 12:09:54 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: [www.iconsoffright.com image 300x168]

Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


Because if we don't have guns, then the Mexican Drug Cartels will move in and kill us, unless we're customers.
 
2012-12-25 12:15:12 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: [www.iconsoffright.com image 300x168]

Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


Detail being that he wasn't building a "pipe bomb", he was making improvised fireworks. If you wrap a bunch of gunpowder in paper you get smoke and flame but nothing serious.
Wrap some nails around that... not so much.

/these devices are simple but not safe to make.
/many people do make them even tho they are illegal.
/some guys can become pretty proficient at making bombs and triggers.
/I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.
 
2012-12-25 12:18:48 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: He fixed the cable?


i1136.photobucket.com

DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!
/late again
 
2012-12-25 12:22:02 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


Full-Tilt you lose!
 
2012-12-25 12:28:01 PM  
Time to ban pipes
 
2012-12-25 12:32:25 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


How are you going to separate and identify the cowardly gun owners from the ones that will shoot you when you show up to confiscate their guns?
 
2012-12-25 12:37:58 PM  

Mudflap: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?

How are you going to separate and identify the cowardly gun owners from the ones that will shoot you when you show up to confiscate their guns?


I think he was going to compare his small pen1s to the owners under the assumption that gun owners have small wankers.
 
2012-12-25 12:40:03 PM  

Mudflap: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?

How are you going to separate and identify the cowardly gun owners from the ones that will shoot you when you show up to confiscate their guns?


YEAH BIZNATCHES - INSANE GUN THREADS THREE DAYS RUNNING - LET'S GOOOOOOO!
 
2012-12-25 01:08:04 PM  
California has the strictest gun laws in the union. Clearly they are a utopia now.
 
2012-12-25 01:40:41 PM  
Five is right out
 
2012-12-25 01:46:17 PM  
Evil will always find a way to kill and maim. Pipe bombs are insanely easy to make and probably more effective and efficient at taking out a classroom of 1st graders than tedious pointing and shooting. No moving parts, no electrical components -- just a few plumbing supplies, gunpowder, and a fuse. In fact, a crazy white boy can conceivably walk into a school with a backpack full of bombs, take out six classrooms, and be gone before anyone knows what's going on.

The point is that banning "assault weapons" and hi-cap magazines won't make our kids any less likely to be a stat in a mass killing. In fact, there aren't even 400 murders a year involving rifles, including assault rifles like the AK and AR. If you need to push for stricter gun control to feel good about yourself, however, by all means do what you have to do.
 
2012-12-25 01:58:47 PM  

Mudflap: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?

How are you going to separate and identify the cowardly gun owners from the ones that will shoot you when you show up to confiscate their guns?


All gun owners are cowardly. If you are so crippled with fear by the constant thought of moving on to the next life, why not just kill yourself now with your gun and get it over with? Save us the trouble of cleaning up the blood, guts and brain matter of 20 innocent first-graders.
 
2012-12-25 02:07:42 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Mudflap: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?

How are you going to separate and identify the cowardly gun owners from the ones that will shoot you when you show up to confiscate their guns?

All gun owners are cowardly. If you are so crippled with fear by the constant thought of moving on to the next life, why not just kill yourself now with your gun and get it over with? Save us the trouble of cleaning up the blood, guts and brain matter of 20 innocent first-graders.


Oh please. I could take out a lot more than a measley 20 first-graders. If you're going to insult me further, we have nothing less to discuss.
 
2012-12-25 02:18:04 PM  
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-25 02:20:53 PM  
You can make your own fireworks legally if you get a license.
 
2012-12-25 02:32:01 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: [www.iconsoffright.com image 300x168]

Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


Retards shoot themselves with guns, too. The biggest WTF moment in this story for me is that he's apparently wandering around with a lit fuse while his IEDs are under construction. Even at age 10, I would have known not to do that without being told. This clown was 53.
 
2012-12-25 04:11:23 PM  

way south:
Detail being that he wasn't building a "pipe bomb", he was making improvised fireworks.


How do you know that?
 
2012-12-25 04:12:25 PM  
Blew himself and his house up?

... HAHA! I was right!
 
2012-12-25 05:06:47 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Seriously, though, I am very confused. Can you farkers help me by explaining something? I was told that if we outright banned guns in the USA, that crazy mass killers would just turn to pipe bombs and such, which are just as easy to use and kill just as many people as guns so banning guns is pointless. But in this article, it seems as though building pipe bombs maybe isn't as easy and foolproof as going to a gun show and buying a pre-made, hand-held, concealable killing tool no-questions-asked. Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


Partly because you'll never confiscate them all.

There's already a tremendous black market in illegal, stolen, and unlicensed firearms. A ban & confiscation effort would massively expand that market, which mafias and cartels are already deep into. You'll actually see more gun violence result, as the law-abiding populace is defenseless against armed criminals and the dirty cops that protect them.

Unlike gun dealers, mobsters don't give a sh*t about who they sell guns to - including convicted violent criminals, obviously violently insane people, not just peaceful people who just want to protect themselves. Any & all safeguards that are in place now get thrown out the window.

Bans and confiscation won't work.
 
2012-12-25 05:12:20 PM  

Dansker: way south:
Detail being that he wasn't building a "pipe bomb", he was making improvised fireworks.

How do you know that?


That's what I got from the actual text also. He was making his own fireworks. The scumbag media just put "pipe bomb", "fully automatic", "assault rifle" and "pit bull" in anything they possibly can.
 
2012-12-25 05:13:09 PM  

way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.


Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.
 
2012-12-25 05:31:31 PM  
Ok, Farkers and Farkettes, just because I said it was easy to make a bomb doesn't mean you should.

jeffpicard.com
 
2012-12-25 05:52:57 PM  

noitsnot: Dansker: way south:
Detail being that he wasn't building a "pipe bomb", he was making improvised fireworks.

How do you know that?

That's what I got from the actual text also. He was making his own fireworks. The scumbag media just put "pipe bomb", "fully automatic", "assault rifle" and "pit bull" in anything they possibly can.


You must have missed this part: "Witnesses told police he walked out and left in a car about 1:56 p.m. He showed up a short time later at Sutter Delta Medical Center with burns to his hands and face, admitting that they resulted from an accident while making pipe bombs, according to police.
 
2012-12-25 07:02:21 PM  
the bomb turned into an active meth lab??
 
2012-12-25 07:08:28 PM  

Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.


Yeah, but Tim McVeigh wiped out 168 people including an entire daycare, and injured another 800. Lots of loonies only off one or two with guns. Doesn't mean that Newtown isn't a potential outcome, does it?
 
2012-12-25 07:21:30 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Since this ocurred in Antioch, I'm guessing he was trying to make a hand grenade.


Well played.

Is his nickname "Lefty?"
 
2012-12-25 07:30:09 PM  

Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.


A matter of luck.
IEDs and suicide bombers have claimed quite a few lives during wars and terror attacks, both in the US and in third world countries like England.

In the end its a fruitless and immature to debate about whether you'd rather be shot, stabbed, or blown up by a deranged individual.

The goal should be preventing the attack to begin with by either discouraging or heading off threats at the source.
More shootings but fewer crimes is something I'm perfectly fine with.
More explosions but fewer shootings.... Not so much.
 
2012-12-25 07:33:09 PM  

AbbeySomeone: For some reason I expected tfa to be about a kid, not a grown man that should know better


^ This
 
2012-12-25 10:56:02 PM  

Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.


You know how many people were killed with box cutters on 9/11/01?
 
2012-12-25 11:13:05 PM  
Oh! Lemme play!

Two guesses:

1) all mobile users are asked if they want to install an app FOR GOD'S SAKE for the Contra Costa Times

2) it devolves into a gun control thread

Oh, and

2a) no boobies
 
2012-12-25 11:14:10 PM  

muck4doo: Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.

You know how many people were killed with box cutters on 9/11/01?


When boxcutters are outlawed only outlaws will cut boxes
 
2012-12-26 02:08:35 AM  

muck4doo: Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.

You know how many people were killed with box cutters on 9/11/01?


I dunno, maybe one or two, to show they were serious?
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-26 02:15:17 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: the bomb turned into an active meth lab??


Wow, meth bombs!

I feel a new national threat coming on...

They were a normal working class family until someone planted a meth bomb in their mailbox, now the entire family is addicted!!!
 
2012-12-26 02:20:07 AM  

Mayhem_2006: muck4doo: Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.

You know how many people were killed with box cutters on 9/11/01?

I dunno, maybe one or two, to show they were serious?


Pretty dangerous tools aren't they? They eventually led to thousands of deaths from that one attack. Ban cutting edges now! The blood of 9/11 and Afghanis is on your hands if you don't agree, and you are a racist to boot.
 
2012-12-26 06:42:01 AM  

muck4doo: Mayhem_2006: muck4doo: Krieghund: way south: /I take it you missed out on the whole Olympic park and Unabomber era.

Do you know how many people were killed by Ted Kaczynskii, aka the Unibomber?
Three.

Do you know how many people were killed by Eric Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber?
Two.

That's *five* people killed between the two of them.

That's nothing compared to mass murders with firearms.

You know how many people were killed with box cutters on 9/11/01?

I dunno, maybe one or two, to show they were serious?

Pretty dangerous tools aren't they? They eventually led to thousands of deaths from that one attack. Ban cutting edges now! The blood of 9/11 and Afghanis is on your hands if you don't agree, and you are a racist to boot.


Nah, the obvious culprit there was Aeroplanes. That's what we should ban.
 
2012-12-26 06:47:59 AM  
But again with the analogy fail. In one hand, we have a tool made for the specific purpose of opening boxes, which was repurposed into killing people.

In the other, we have a tool made specifically for killing people, which was used for its intended purpose of killing people.

The two simply do not compare.

However, whilst enjoying the lack of school shootings we have in the UK, I don't advocate trying to impose a handgun ban in the US simply because at this point there are simply too many of them to reclaim, and it would be a wasted effort.
 
2012-12-26 08:18:01 AM  

Mayhem_2006: But again with the analogy fail. In one hand, we have a tool made for the specific purpose of opening boxes, which was repurposed into killing people.

In the other, we have a tool made specifically for killing people, which was used for its intended purpose of killing people.


The gun was invented for killing people, but so were metal knives ...unless you believe the kings of old were paying exorbitant fees for longer lasting dinner wear.
The box cutter, a particular kind of metal knife, was made for opening boxes.
A few dozen times a year they are used to open people.

What guns are most often used for is self defense, which is what powers half of the ten billion dollar industry that supplies them (roughly what the game industry raked in during 2008). The other half being hunting, target, and duty weapons.
Assault rifles, a kind of gun under great scrutiny here, are used on people less than a hundred times a year.
Pistols are responsible for the bulk of the damage, and much of that is related to the drug war. It's not something gun control can change.

The problem with the history argument is that you don't prevent murders by one method from being done by another method. You prevent murder by deterring criminals, incarcerating and treating dangerous people, and fighting the social factors (like poverty and domestic violence) that breed law breakers.

If we fail in that and replace the primary means of self defense with a gun-free-zone sign, the results will be catastrophic.
We can't afford a cop for every school as it is. I don't see them ponying up to guard every citizens home.
 
2012-12-26 09:15:39 AM  
The problem is that people are using 'high capacity' pipe bombs. We need to restrict pipe bombs to 10 grams of gunpowder or less.
 
2012-12-26 10:32:20 AM  
www.pwmania.com

Pipe Bomb!
 
2012-12-26 12:48:12 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can somebody please explain to me why confiscating all guns from the cowardly gun owners wouldn't reduce the killing?


You mean after the bloody civil war is over, right?
 
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