There are many people who are interested in explosives for a number of reasons, and one of the most common examples is called Tannerite. This is a specific brand of explosive that uses a combination of aluminum powder and oxidizers. They are two separate components that have to be put together. When they are mixed by the user, they become incredibly volatile when they are struck by a high-velocity impact. A low-velocity bullet is not going to initiate an explosive reaction, but if it is struck by a very high-velocity object, then it will explode. Because it can be dangerous in certain situations, it is important to understand the rules and regulations surrounding this compound.
No, this compound is not illegal in the United States. Instead, it is regulated at the state level. Because the compounds are sold as separate components, they are not regulated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The compounds can be sold separately, but they are also very easy to mix. Even though there has been some discussion about regulating this potentially explosive compound at the federal level, nothing has happened yet. As a result, the federal government has largely left the issue up to the states to regulate on their own.
In general, this is a compound that is legal and just about every state in the country. So far, the only states that have regulated this compound are Maryland and California. If you are in either of these states, you will probably need to purchase a separate permit if you want to use this compound. Furthermore, the states closely regulate the individual ingredients that are required to make this compound. If you purchase too much of either compound at a single time, you risk getting off a red flag, and someone from the government could come and find you.
Other states like New York and Indiana have proposed legislation to regulate Tannerite purchase and usage. Still, no other states have currently passed laws to prohibit the use of Tannerite. However, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, and Washington have put restrictions on the use of exploding targets. This means a special permit may be required in certain areas of these states.
In general, this is an explosive that is not nearly as dangerous as some of the other options that come to mind. The components by themselves are relatively harmless unless they are ingested, and even when you mix them together, there is no guarantee that they are going to explode immediately. The compound is stable unless it is struck by a very high-velocity round. Therefore, you should not use this compound unless you know exactly what you are doing. If it explodes in the vicinity of someone else, it has the potential to cause serious harm.
|Colorado||Legal||There are restrictions on the use of exploding targets, which may require a special permit in certain areas.|
|District of Columbia||Legal|
|Massachusetts||Legal||There are restrictions on the use of exploding targets, which may require a special permit in certain areas.|
|Minnesota||Legal||There are restrictions on the use of exploding targets, which may require a special permit in certain areas.|