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The federal government, not the state, governs the manufacture of explosives. They specifically exempt the need for an explosives manufacturing license in five separate statutes. In the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Publication 5400. Q&A section, question #48 expressly addresses that a license that a license is not needed for personal, non-commercial manufacture and use of binary explosives.
Originally posted by butcherguy
Originally posted by GuidedKill
Many years ago when I was a kid I lived out West in Colorado. This guy lived East of us and was a friend of my dads. We used to go out on the weekends and play. I have seen a few close calls but nothing makes you giggle like a child then blowing something up. Aww back in the days when CO was cool.....
Myers was blowing up cars, refrigerators and other items for entertainment purposes.
A person is required to obtain a federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale, distribution or for their own business, Coes said.
The ATF believed that Myers was violating this law.
“The claim is that he was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube,” Coes said.
That stance isn't going to holdup in court. He makes money off advertising. His business is not in guns, ammunition, or explosives. It's entertainment and information. They have no case. At least, not with a good lawyer.
Originally posted by neo96
LOL getting busted was the best thing that happened to him
what a moron.
It's not illegal to posses, except if you're getting paid and don't have a "license".
he was informed that a spring loaded ballistics knife is illegal if you were wondering. he was informed before he made a video.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by neo96
Yeah. He actually was making money because people were watchinng his channel. The govt doesn't like people making money on their own. I also believe he sold his own line of exploding targets so maybe that had something to do with it, but what it really comes down to is the govt didn't like him making guns more popular, they didn't like him making money, and having influence, so they violated his rights.
Originally posted by Instructoralpha
Back on topic:
Maybe the OP is implying that 40+ officers is excessive?
Speaking for myself Id look at it from the standpoint of known intel:
He has access to automatic weapons
He has access to explosives
I dont know his current mindset, just his web based persona
One of his known associates is dead
His experience level is shall we say less than stellar, as proved by almost blowing his own head off.
Im going to say based on my own experience in the military, im pretty damn sure im not going to his front door without some kind of back up. The truth is you just dont know what people will do until you know. The guy absolutely had the ability and opportunity to ruin the ATF's day if he chose to, at least as evidenced by what weve seen him playing with on the videos. Whether he actually owned the guns is an unknown factor. Even if he doesnt, how do you know they are not stored on his property. Im not going to bad mouth the ATF or law enforcement for using common sense on this one.
Was 40 officers too many? now in hindsight, yeah. Because no report of an arrest was made as of yet.
But lets face it, if he wasnt just a law abiding citizen exercising his 2nd amendment right....it couldve been pretty ugly.
As a law enforcement officer, would you make a decision to bring back up to this scenario? If the difference meant you may not go home at the end of your shift i think you would.
Originally posted by Daedalus
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
I'm disappointed to find out he isn't Russian.
actually, he pretty much is..
he comes from Georgia...not coke-a-cola headquarters, Georgia, but the former soviet state of Georgia....