40 ATF agents v.s. one fake Russian:
Federal agents, accompanied by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and deputies with the sheriff’s offices in Franklin and Hart counties, raided the Royston residence of Myers. Authorities also raided on Tuesday the 60-acre farm of Lamar Myers, Kyle’s father, in Lavonia.
A person is required to obtain a federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale, distribution or for their own business, Coes said.
The ATF believed that Myers was violating this law.
“The claim is that he was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube,” Coes said.
Source – OnlineAthens
You can check out the ATF’s regulations on manufacturing binary explosives:
Mixing binary components together consti¬tutes manufacturing explosives. Persons manufacturing explosives for their own personal, non-business use only (e.g., personal target practice) are not required to have a Federal explosives license or permit. However, individuals or companies must obtain a Federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale or distribution, or for their own business use. Such business uses include manufacturing for use in commercial blasting applications, removing obstacles such as trees or rocks during construction, theatrical special effects, and for demonstration or product testing purposes. (Source)
I really hope nothing happens to him on this… but according to the “theatrical special effects” stipulation above, to me it seems he is in violation if he infact goes not have the proper Federal explosives license or permit. As I mentioned before my specialty is bird law, so take that assessment with a grain of salt.
The one thing I hate about “the law” is that sometimes the whole game plan seems to be to try and catch people slipping like this. If FPS knew about the requirement for a permit but ignored it, then fine throw the book at him. If he didn’t know, maybe a friendly phonecall or email from the ATF tell him “buddy we see a lot of permits and licenses here with your company name on it, but not an explosives one. Apply for one within the next __ days or else you will be in violation of federal law.” In a perfect world that would have been nice to just get a heads up from a bro.
Mattv2099 gets that youtube money when he straps the binary on on Bieber and puts finger to trigger … is he on the chopping block? What about Richard Ryan?… actually from talking to Richard I’m pretty sure he has permits and licences for things that haven’t even been invented yet.