I found in this article another example of how badly most of us would look to the anti-gun types in a media expose; when the cops lay out all of your evil weapons of carnage on a blanket. I'm not saying that the couple in the article are stellar individuals, but what they have in their apartment, that is not illegal to possess, is nobody's business. I've excerpted the bits that show what I'm talking about, but included the link. The underlining is mine. NY Couple Not Terrorists, Say Cops, Just Rich Kids With Drug Habits - The Daily Beast Dec 31, 2012 9:26 PM EST EXCERPTS: The very pregnant rich kid and her Harvard-educated boyfriend arrested on December 29 in New York’s Greenwich Village for possession of explosives and weapons do not appear to be terrorists after all, police say. ....... Cops discovered the weapons cache when they executed a search warrant at the couple’s W. 9th Street apartment at 6 a.m. Saturday, acting on a credit-card fraud charge against Gliedman. What they found initially suggested that Gliedman and Greene might be throwbacks to the rich-kid Weatherman radicals who had blown themselves up just two blocks uptown back in 1970. ........ The criminal complaint filed against Greene and Gliedman says that the cops discovered a plastic container in the living room holding seven grams of a white power that was identified as Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine, or HMTD, an easy-to-make explosive and a favorite of actual terrorists. The complaint says that police also found the makings for more of the stuff, as well as a sawed-off 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun, a Ruger 12-gauge shotgun, a dozen 12-gauge shotgun shells, 9 high-capacity rifle magazines, and 60 5.56-caliber tracer rounds. There was also a 37mm flare launcher, a replica of a M203 grenade launcher. The complaint also lists a number of books and manuals said to be found in the apartment: - The Terrorist’s Encyclopedia V. 1.02 - FM 5-25 Explosives and Demolitions - FM 5-31 Booby Traps - Improvised and Modified Firearms: Deadly Homemade Weapons - A Do-It-Yourself Submachine Gun - Street Sweeper: A Home Workshop Shotgun - Building the M11/9: A Guide to Construction and Coercion - FM 5-25 Explosives and Demolitions - FM 5-31 Booby Traps These were seized, along with what police describe as various handwritten notebooks containing formulas. ...... The official did not offer an explanation as to why the couple had allegedly amassed all the requirements of a terror cell but apparently not the intent. The absence of drugs in the apartment has apparently not dissuaded them from taking the view that the two are junkies with advantages. ....... As for Gliedman, it may turn out that the raid on the apartment was the best thing that could have happened for her child, who can now expect to begin life in the New Year away from explosives and guns.