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Should ordinary people, like this teen-aged college student, be allowed to experiment? (Read the complete story)

"Here's a neat set of images - chemistry sets of yesteryear that would certainly land you in hot water with today's authorities.

An atomic energy chemistry set for children.
Price: $ Maybe eBay, garage sales...

(Bill Christensen 12/28/2008 3:01:44 PM)
"To your question, yes you would be arrested, when I found my chem set to limited, a neighbor who worked at DuPont would bring me gifts that today would put in Gitmo so sad, technology is the new antichrist "
(Pete in PDX 12/30/2008 7:31:44 AM)
"It's far too common for the authorities to simply try to find an alternate charge if they could not bring anything to bear on you for the "primary" investigation. The story/scenario there is a nightmare in the making if taken to its' logical extension...think of people with personal machine shops or Shopsmiths being randomly investigated or arrested because they *might* be able to make an AK-47 or 74."
( 1/1/2009 12:26:10 AM)
"If he's not building explosives, perhaps he's concocting a powerful acid to melt his enemies! "
(Russell 1/3/2009 8:40:11 PM)

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