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Instructables involved with fire?

Anybody who has any insructables involving fire or kinds of reactions similar to fire join my explosions group please or PM me with an instructable you have or know of!!!! www.instructables.com/group/explosion/ Its new and i want people to join with some fun projects!

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blkhawk4 years ago
For those of you that live in the United States:

18 U.S.C. § 842 : US Code - Section 842: Unlawful acts

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person -
(1) to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or
dealing in explosive materials without a license issued under
this chapter...

(2) Prohibition. - It shall be unlawful for any person -
(A) to teach or demonstrate the making or use of an
explosive, a destructive device, or a weapon of mass
destruction, or to distribute by any means information
pertaining to, in whole or in part, the manufacture or use of
an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass
destruction, with the intent that the teaching, demonstration,
or information be used for, or in furtherance of, an activity
that constitutes a Federal crime of violence; or
(B) to teach or demonstrate to any person the making or use
of an explosive, a destructive device, or a weapon of mass
destruction, or to distribute to any person, by any means,
information pertaining to, in whole or in part, the manufacture
or use of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass
destruction, knowing that such person intends to use the
teaching, demonstration, or information for, or in furtherance
of, an activity that constitutes a Federal crime of violence.


And this is only the federal code, each state have their own regulations regarding the manufacture of explosives.
Kiteman blkhawk4 years ago
Note the use of the phrases "destructive device" and "weapon of mass destruction".

Fire-based displays and demonstrations are absolutely fine, as are projectile weapons utilising fire (eg potato cannons).

Having said that, if I told you that dissolving ping-pong balls in petrol produced an effective form of napalm, that would be a Federal offence.

Having said that, I do not fear prosecution for posting that statement, because it is a piece of information that is widely available from many sources, both in print and on the web, on servers that are in locations not under the control of the US government.

In fact, it is my opinion that well-performed flammables/explosive tutorials should be legal, to prevent poor, "black market" tutorials teaching processes that are far more dangerous than they ought to be.
blkhawk Kiteman4 years ago
Note also the phrases "manufacturing... explosive materials", " to teach or demonstrate the making or use of an explosive" and "to distribute to any person, by any means,information pertaining to, in whole or in part, the manufacture or use of an explosive". I am sure that some kids only want to have some fun but there is some concern that the information could be misused. Even the exchange of information on how to make explosives is against the law.
Kiteman blkhawk4 years ago
Almost any information can be misused - the ability to manufacture napalm at home is a logical consequence of knowing not to store spare fuel in inappropriate containers.

Here in the UK, it is an offence to possess information which may be of use to terrorists. That's a stupid law, because it makes it illegal to own a bus timetable or a road map.

Both laws (US & UK) were created specifically to give the national law enforcement agencies a way of criminalising people they had no other way to prosecute, and are so wide-ranging in scope that they have casually criminalised huge swathes of both populations (the US law would, if applied rigorously, make well over half of high school science lessons illegal, as well as the majority of university science courses).
blkhawk Kiteman4 years ago

...if applied rigorously, make well over half of high school science lessons illegal, as well as the majority of university science courses

That maybe the case but there is concern that the law could be applied in this case. You and I are not lawyers, we do not know how the law will be interpreted by the judicial system.

jamob (author) 4 years ago
Ok thanks ill check it out. And i wasnt going to make or put up any real explosions just like those things with dry ice vinegar and baking soda and just cool reactions with rubbing alcohol. I dont know how, nor do i want to know how to make a legitimate explosion or get in trouble with the law. But Thanks!
blkhawk jamob4 years ago
Have fun but please, be careful!
blkhawk4 years ago
There is another group for pyromaniacs. It is called: Easy Explosives Group.