- Jan 19, 2009
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And we get hassled by the BATF?
Apparently not. Finding them really doesn't seem like much of a trick to me. :roll:I don't think this would be legal, if someone caught people like this. The trick would be to find out when and where the National Anvil Launchers Association is going to meet.
I'm pretty moderate in my views, but rocketry is regulated; self-regulated based on sound/proven processes. Anvil launching is not. Hence the difference.You know, I have to admit, I'm very
We raise holy heck when anyone wants to regulate rocketry, and here we have people wanting to regulate another group.
There are people who would state that your comments do not apply to rocketry and that it's dangerous. You happen to disagree with them on that, but not on the anvils.I'm pretty moderate in my views, but rocketry is regulated; self-regulated based on sound/proven processes. Anvil launching is not. Hence the difference.
They're not rockets, ergo the 3.3lb rule for rockets does not apply.Besides, they're all still over 3.3 lbs and need to have an FAA waiver. LOL!
(taken from Section 5845(f) of Federal Firearms Regulations sec. ATF P 5300.4)The term destructive device shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety or similar device;
im sure if the BATF cared about anvil launchers, who probably make up .000001% of the population of the US, they'd regulate it...but it doesn't look like it can be called a DD (which technically you are allowed to own in MO), or any other type of weapon. a sporting device primarily...then again, im not a lawyer...Black powder. Except for the provisions applicable to persons required to be licensed under subpart D, this part does not apply with respect to commercially manufactured black powder in quantities not to exceed 50 pounds, percussion caps, safety and pyrotechnic fuses, quills, quick and slow matches, and friction primers, if the black powder is intended to be used solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes in antique firearms, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(1 6) or antique devices, as exempted from the term "destructive devices" in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4).
a cannon would technically be a destructive device by definition, since it's designed to launch a projectile larger than .5", except that it's been exempted from regulation because it's an antique device...BATF wants an LEUP for black powder that's not used for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes...you can buy fireworks which contain black powder with no permits, since they're not designed as weapons, and create a pyrotechnic effect as their primary purpose.In all seriousness though, if there is a waiver for muzzle loaders and cannons but otherwise BATFE wants an LEUP for black powder, wouldn't anvil throwers at least have to apply for an LEUP and have approved storage since they don't fit into any of the waivered categories?
IN ANTIQUE FIREARMS.BATF wants an LEUP for black powder that's not used for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes...