ATF’s Classification of Flash Powders

K. L. Kosanke

ABSTRACT:  This brief article is based on my comments to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) concerning their classification of all flash powders as high explosives. In this query, I chose not raise the issues of flash powder storage requirements, quantity limits in process buildings, or any of the issues regarding bulk salutes. I omitted those subjects because I was not prepared to make specific recommendations on those subjects at this time. This article was written for publication because of the possibility someone would find this information useful or interesting.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 4, (1995-1997), pp 100-101

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