Read on another website that people are going to have to get some kind of permits to have the fuse that people use for cannons. Anybody heard about that? Is it true? What will yall use as an alternative?
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Looks like they don't want to talk about it :idunno:
Here is what I found. It appears to be a nomenclature/classification issue. There is no notice that we cannot continue to buy fuse.
Title: 2014 List of Explosive Materials ”“ Commerce in Explosives; Annual List of Explosive Materials
Purpose: Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 841(d) and 27 CFR 555.23, ATF must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of 18 U.S.C. 841 et seq. The list covers not only explosives, but also blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as explosive materials in 18 U.S.C. 841(c). ATF has not removed any listing since its last publication of the List of Explosive materials; however, for the purpose of officially clarifying that “pyrotechnic fuses” meet the statutory definition of explosive materials, ATF has added “pyrotechnic fuses” to the List of Explosive Materials.
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Effective Date: October 7, 2014
Comment Period: NA
Link to Official Document: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/07/2014-23870/commerce-in-explosives-2014-annual-list-of-explosive-materials
Yes, it appears ATF added "pyrotechnic fuses" to their list of explosives but there may be more to this than first meets the eye.
To quote from the first link after highlighting certain comments;
The Federal explosives laws at 18 U.S.C. Â§ 845(a)
(4) and the implementing regulations at 27 CFR
555.141(a)(4) generally exempt small arms
ammunition and components of small arms ammunition.
The regulation at 27 CFR 555.11 defines “Ammunition”
in relevant part, as, “Small arms ammunition or
cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or smokeless propellants
designed for use in small arms, including percussion
caps, and 3
â„32 inch and other external burning pyrotechnic
hobby fuses...”. ATF has long held that the term “small
arms ammunition” pertains to .50 caliber or smaller
rifle or handgun ammunition, as well as certain shotgun
The regulations at 27 CFR 555.141(a)(7) generally exempt
the importation, distribution, and storage of fireworks
classified as UN0336, UN0337, UN0431, or UN0432
explosives by the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) at 49 CFR 172.101””consumer fireworks and
articles pyrotechnic as defined in 27 CFR 555.11.
Consumer fireworks are typically manufactured and
initiated with pyrotechnic fuse designed specifically to
meet DOT and Consumer Product Safety Commission
â„32 inch and other external burning pyrotechnic
hobby fuses are exempt from the provisions in 27 CFR,
Part 555””Commerce in Explosives, only when: 1) they
are designed for use in small arms ammunition; or 2)
integrated into consumer fireworks or articles pyrotechnic
during the manufacturing process. Pyrotechnic fuses (e.g.,
time fuse, quickmatch, sticky match) designed for use in
fireworks manufacturing or in other fireworks activities
and that are not integrated into consumer fireworks or
articles pyrotechnic are not exempt from ATF’s explosives
Hence, persons engaged in the business of importing,
manufacturing, or distributing pyrotechnic fuse not
designed for use in small arms ammunition, and not
integrated in consumer fireworks or articles pyrotechnic,
must possess an ATF explosives license. Persons acquiring
pyrotechnic fuse not designed for use in small arms
ammunition and not integrated in consumer fireworks or
articles pyrotechnic must, among other requirements: 1)
possess an ATF explosives license or permit appropriate
for their operations; 2) store the fuse in an explosives
storage magazine pursuant to the requirements at 27
CFR 555, Subpart K””Storage; and 3) maintain records
pursuant to the requirements at 27 CFR 555, Subpart G””
Records and Reports.
Individuals may contact ATF’s Explosives Industry
Programs Branch for specific pyrotechnic fuse