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NBC News Sued For Libel & Slander After Describing Rifle Target Company As Bomb Makers

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” NBC News and a local affiliate have being slapped with a libel and slander lawsuit for March, 23, 2015 report that aired on Today (also known as The Today Show) entitled, “Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell ‘Dangerous Explosives.’”

  Attorneys representing Tannerite Sports filed suit against NBC Universal News Group (NBCU) and Lexington, KY-based WLEX Communications for libel and slander for allegedly defamatory print and video reports from NBC News national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen.

  The video segment (above) on Today ran in conjunction with an equally inflammatory print story on the Today web site with the headline, Bombs for sale: Targets containing dangerous explosive being sold legally. WLEX ran a version of the Today article that also allegedly claimed that it is illegal under federal law to mix the two component parts of Tannerite, which is factually false.

  Bearing Arms debunked these apparently defamatory reports from NBC News national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen the day they aired.”

 

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FPSRussia Home Raided by ATF

 

 

 ” The ATF served a federal search warrant at the Georgia home of the popular Youtuber FPSRussia with the intention of finding explosives on Tuesday. Investigators suspect Kyle Myers, the host of the show, might be violating federal law with what he does, to the delight of many, with explosives on Youtube.

 

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” Federal agents, accompanied by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and deputies with surrounding counties, searched Myers’ home along with his father’s 60-acre farm, where the show is filmed, in Carnesville. However, Kitty Wandel, the producer of the show, said that it was just her at the house at the time of the raid since Myers was out of town.

“Both Keith [Ratliff] and Kyle were sticklers for obeying the laws and would not knowingly break any. It is very common for people to use Tannerite in media both on TV and on YouTube.” “

 

 

 

As Usual , Government Offering Solutions To Non-Existent Problems

 ” It’s pretty cool, but not mind-blowing. In fact, Tannerite being hard to detonate is precisely why it is used as a shooting target. Even when it’s mixed, it’s not very inclined to go off. You have to use a high-energy impact to start the explosion, such as a bullet traveling at supersonic speeds, or another explosion, like one generated by a blasting cap. So even if Tannerite itself isn’t regulated, the means to detonate it are.
Tannerite’s record for being used maliciously and causing injury is practically non-existent. There are far more abused materials, like gasoline, that they are not calling to be regulated. Not that it is completely safe and that there are no risks, but if you’re at a live fire range, there are definitely more important things to be mindful of.

Of course we still urge all shooters to be careful with the stuff, whether you’re shooting half a pound of it or 50. And as always when working with something that’s explosive, don’t use it if you can’t control any potential fire. We don’t want shooting to lead to wildfire. But worry more about that guy who keeps muzzling everyone around him while he’s got his finger clearly inside the trigger guard. “