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In Oregon, a blasting cap is a “bomb”

In a new appellate court ruling released last week, Oregon v. Johnson, a conviction for possession of a destructive device (ORS 166.382(1)(a)(A)) was affirmed.

The device in question wasn't anything you would normally think of as a bomb, and it's something you can buy quite easily... a simple blasting cap.

Now, what's interesting is that in the opinion, the court went ahead and defined "bomb", as it isn't defined by statute. Their definition?

the plain meaning of the term "bomb" is "a device carrying an explosive charge fused to detonate under certain conditions."

Problem is, that definition is so broad, that a car easily meets the requirement... as do many fireworks.

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