Uh oh, this is NOT good.

Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- In an Explosives Industry Newsletter issued in June 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) reclassified wetted nitrocellulose [also known as flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, and flash string] containing greater than 12.6 percent nitrogen as a high explosive under the federal explosives laws.

As explained below, this is a dramatic and sudden change in agency policy with a significant impact on the ammunition industry. The new policy was announced in a newsletter without any opportunity for industry input.
-Elmo, who h/t’ed David Codrea

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22 Responses to Uh oh, this is NOT good.

  1. Andy Cox says:

    Well, the dickhead in DC can’t take guns so he will have to settle for ammo instead?

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Time to remortgage the house and go on a shopping spree. Hell, with these AR’s lacking a lug you can’t even “Fix Bayonets” when the ammo runs out.

    To add insult to injury, with the collapsible stocks a sharp “butt stroke” to the groin will probably do more damage to the weapon than the gonads.

  3. Jesse Bogan says:

    Which is why your Go To rifle should be a Garand or an Enfield….

  4. Boots says:

    BATF is an “administrative agency”. An “administrative agency” is an agency created by Congress that Congress tasked with a job to do and gave the agency the power to make law. That law is called “administrative law”.

    The government, liberal judges, lawyers, law school professors, and pro-big government types (those who think govt knows what’s best for the American serfs) say admin law is Constitutional. These are the same people who always disregard the Constitution when it suits them, and regard it when it suits them. Conservative lawyers, a few law school profs believe admin law un-Constitutional.

    The start of Admin law is generally accepted to be around 1800. It was the beginning of the corrupt government we have today. Admin law gives the power to enact legislation and penalties for violating said legislation. Contemporary commentaries by the Founders specifically rejected the idea of Congress creating admin agencies with power to create laws and penalties.

    The Constitution gives the Legislative power to make laws, not power to authorize non-elected people to make laws. Admin law is why BARF can fuck with the flash paper specs, the EPA tried to go around Congress and fuck with coal burning companies, the FDA staged an armed raid using MP5SD’s [internally suppressed MP5] on an Amish farmer for selling raw milk, the BLM sent armed thugs to confiscate Bundy’s cows.

    Understanding how and why admin law is un-Constitutional will increase your overall awareness of how far away from it’s founding principles the American government has become. The system must be removed and replaced with a Constitutional system.

    (Excerpt. John Locke 1632-1704 was an English philosopher and physician whose treatises on govt were used as basis for the Constitution)

    Posted on July 6, 2014 by Scott Johnson in Administrative state, Supreme Court
    Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

    As Locke explained, “The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands. For it being a delegated power from the people, they, who have it, cannot pass it to others.” This followed not simply from their constitution, but from the nature of constitutions:

    “The people alone can appoint the form of the commonwealth, which is by constituting the legislative, and appointing in whose hands that shall be. And when the people have said, We will submit to rules, and be governed by laws made by such men, and in such forms, no body else can say other men shall make laws for them; nor can the people be bound by any laws, but such as are enacted by those whom they have chosen, and authorized to make laws for them. The power of the legislative[,] being derived from the people by a positive voluntary grant and institution, can be no other than what that positive grant conveyed, which being only to make laws, and not to make legislators, the legislative can have no power to transfer their authority of making laws, and place it in other hands.”


    • NC Mike says:

      Excellent post Boots, thank you. Moving on to your links now.

    • Sarthurk says:

      problem is, they can arrest you, charge you with any number of crimes, hold you against your will, and maybe even before they arrest you, Kill you. RIP Lavoy Finicum. This is why those people were so upset. So they killed ’em. They still haven’t admitted who killed Lavoy. Nor have they said anything about the two spent cartridge cases that somehow disappeared, and the snipers in the trees across the road from whence the initial shots came from. When will OSP fess up to working with the feds on the raid against the Malheur refuge office? I used to work with them, but now that I think about it, they did threaten ME with “Obstruction of Justice” one time, by a OSP Game officer, who then beraded me in front of my peers for doing the right thing. Good old Jack Slezak. Dumbshit.

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  6. SunwolfNC says:

    And here I was thinking I had enough ammo kickin around.
    Time to break out the CC again…

  7. Boots says:

    SWAT team from USDA (yup, an armed U.S. Dept of Agriculture SWAT team) 5:30am raid on Amish farmer. 42 agents. The crime? Selling raw milk. I shit you not. Skip to 0:53 to hear the wife’s story.

    If sending armor clad, suited and booted thugs with sub-guns and ballistic helmets to hold an American family hostage at gunpoint in their own home – for selling fresh cow’s milk – doesn’t prove the government needs to be beat back into submission (and at this point by any means necessary will be sooner than later) then nothing does.

    Waco should’ve been the tipping point but there didn’t exist the state, regional, or national system of Safety Committees necessary for the job. One man and only one man took action on behalf of the 70 something men, women, and children murdered by the US govt at Waco. And whereas he was decried and despised because of children casualties, the Waco murderers of babies and children were given commendations and promotions.

    • warhorse says:

      in NH, fresh cow’s milk is legal. but the kicker to the whole thing is it’s an AMISH farmer. they could have sent a boy scout troop to do the job but hey..we’ve got this SWAT team hanging around sooooo…..

      when all you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail…

  8. bucketman617 says:

    I worked for Hercules making the stuff back in the 80’s. NAFTA sent the plant to Mexico along with a lot of good paying jobs. I left to work for the phone company, figured they couldn’t move telephone poles to Mexico.

  9. Sarthurk says:

    Welcome to the new world order. 90% of the pop won’t have a clue. Incrementalism is key here.
    But that fateful canoe trip concept will not stop them from going there…. it needs to dealt with now, and not after they decide to trash the Constitution..

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