Destructive Device questions


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PAC 762
December 26, 2006, 06:37 PM
I'm not sure where to put this. Mods please move if there is a better place.

I've heard people say that an M79 would be a DD w/ a $200 tax, and each round of HE ammo would also be $200. If this is the case, can one legally purchase a frag hand grenade for cost + $200 tax? If so, where does it end? For example, can someone purchase a BLU-82 with only a form and a $200 tax?

This is just out of curiousity, since I dont live in an NFA state nor care to waste that kind of money for a little grenade.

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Gifted
December 26, 2006, 06:44 PM
Yes, you could. Though one question-what the heck is a BLU-82? Perhaps you meant mk-82(500lb bomb)?

Hoppy590
December 26, 2006, 06:44 PM
i donno about hand grenades but yes the 40mm m79 is 200 for the launcher, 200 per explosive round, inert practice rounds have no tax.

one problem with these things is most arnt sold to the public anyway, so the limited number out there, and the prices they command, negate what you may see as an easy access. a machine gun is only a 200$ tax. but the gun itself costs 10,000$

besides, why would it be a good idea for it to "end" as you put it. godforbid people be allowed to buy objects with out the .gov permision right

PAC 762
December 26, 2006, 06:54 PM
Thanks guys.

-Gifted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82

-Hoppy: I never said it would be a "good idea", I simply posed the question as to whether there was a limit... for instance, I would assume the BATFE would not approve the transfer of a nuke. I was just wondering if the DD definition was "ammo containing explosives of 1/3 oz to 1 lb.", or something like that.

JesseL
December 26, 2006, 07:28 PM
Nuclear weapons probably come under the purview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (http://www.nrc.gov/).

I suspect that most conventional bombs could be registered as DDs and legally owned if you could find them for sale. You could also manufacture them yourself on a form 1 but I think would would probably need some sort of explosives license in order to get the materials.

People are often surprised by what can be owned with no registration/licensing at all - flame throwers, tannerite, and 37mm "flare guns" come to mind.

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