Banning Chemistry Sets

A great line at Pharyngula:

In the name of child safety, in order to inhibit drug peddlers, because we don’t want to make things easy for terrorists, we have put up bureaucratic barriers to the purchase of laboratory glassware — while encouraging unimpaired, unchecked access to guns.

Is this a screwed-up country, or what?

The post is well worth a read.

Now, I hasten to add, I’m not in favor of banning guns. (I do think there should be limits on what people should be allowed to own. As I’ve stated before, I don’t want my neighbor owning a surface to air missile or belt-fed machine gun, and I don’t think felons should be allowed to own guns at all.) But I’d prefer to ban guns than chemistry sets.