The comment that the devices were 1-2 steps away from being ready to explode is a stretch if it was a can filled with pellets. Hell, I store my shot for reloading on a coffee can... Is that an IED in progress??? NOT!
But the below proves one does not need a gun to do massive damage.Alabama teen accused of plotting to bomb classmates in 'potential terrorist attacks'
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/0...z2JKA9iPg6
A search of Shrout's home found several small tobacco cans and two large cans, all with holes drilled in them and containing pellets, Taylor told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
The devices were just "a step or two away from being ready to explode," the sheriff said.