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State Senator Jim Merritt Ruins Career Over Tannerite (IN)
twowheeledmadwoman.blogspot.com ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Roberta X

Posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:44 AM PST by marktwain

Yes, he's still at it: brave, crusading State Senator Jim Merritt is still out to Save Us from the Scourge Of Tannerite. He has (apparently) backed off from his demand to take names and limit amounts sold, but he's still aimin' to get it put behind the counter with the cigarettes and skin magazines, and just as illegal for under-18 citizens to lay hold of.

Report is that he's facing opposition from his own party and (surprise! surprise!) the National Rifle Association. (I can't find his proposed bill on the web yet, tsk.) --But there's no reason why he shouldn't get a little more opposition from you and me, too! You can e-mail him at this link, at Senator.Merritt@iga.in.gov, or if you're old-fashioned: Senator Jim Merritt Indiana State Senate 200 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204-2785 (317) 232-9400 (800) 382-9467

Tell him "Hands Off Tannerite!" Maybe he'd like to work on mandatory daily alcohol testing for IMPD officers who drive official cars, instead?

(Here's who contributes to his campaigns.)

(I note with interest that this splendid example of a State Senator (I say, I say) is also a big booster of the so-called "Lifeline" law, in which hard-drinking under-agers -- mostly college students -- can call EMS or the po-po when their peers, you know, pass out and stop breathing from over-indulgence, without having to fear arrest for their crime. Yes, kids, try that in the 'hood and see how it works out for you; call it whatever they like but this is a law to codify immunity for the sons and daughters of privilege. How very nice. How very, very nice. Hey, you know what, Senator? When these punks drink themselves to death in flagrant violation of the law and common sense, just think of it as evolution in action. And ditto when their tipsy little pals end up hung over and looking up at a judge. Sooner or later, we'll either breed them for better alcohol tolerance or possibly a modicum of restraint, the latter being something their parents are evidently unable to teach 'em.)


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 5:30:51 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

So what’s tannerite?


2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:40:08 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

I’m glad you asked that—because I have no clue either..........


3 posted on 12/14/2012 5:41:39 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: John O

An explosive that is detonated by the impact of a highpowered bullet. They sell it at gunshows and on the internet to be used as a reactive target.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 5:41:48 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: marktwain

Used to make impact-explosive firearm projectiles?


5 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:26 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: marktwain
So what’s tannerite?

A very stable 2 part explosive typically detonated by a high (+2,000 fps) velocity bullet.

6 posted on 12/14/2012 5:51:13 AM PST by fso301
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

As you speak, reminded of Yoda I am.

Picture something chemically similar to a match head or a pistol primer. Now picture a pound or more if it in a bag. Take the bag set it a safe distance away and shoot it with a rifle. That is the purpose of Tannerite.

If you are curious, there are may web sites devoted to showing videos of people blowing stuf up, making their own versions of Tannerite and discussing the danger and legality of the above.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 5:54:02 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: John O

I think that is the thing over the tanning bed, but she typo’d. Maybe (what the hell do I know?)


8 posted on 12/14/2012 6:06:14 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: marktwain

You can make your own “tannerite”. You can buy the ingredients from chemical supply stores and eBay. Getting the proportions correct is the tricky bit...


9 posted on 12/14/2012 6:12:13 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: marktwain; mylife; waterhill

From my cold dead hands! (((ping)))


10 posted on 12/14/2012 6:13:58 AM PST by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: marktwain

This author could really use a good editor. The article is virtually unintelligible.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 6:15:28 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: marktwain
I've shot a lot of tannerite and tannerite targets. It's fun. It's harmless - the "explosion" is water vapor.

So sick of the nanny state. Let us govern ourselves.

12 posted on 12/14/2012 6:15:28 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Nope. Reactive targets. Pop it with a fast rifle round and you get a report and a cloud of dust. Not sure what the mv is on it, but we blew up a corner of a cardboard target backing once.

Another doofus here in MN blew up a dumptruck.

100 lbs in a dump truck.

13 posted on 12/14/2012 6:23:11 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Most blogs cannot afford an editor.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 6:25:58 AM PST by marktwain
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To: backwoods-engineer
Let us govern ourselves.

Amen to that...

15 posted on 12/14/2012 6:26:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: dangerdoc

I’m not going to tell my guys about it because they will have to have some, especially my grandson.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 6:31:49 AM PST by tiki
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To: tiki

“I’m not going to tell my guys about it because they will have to have some, especially my grandson.”

It is quite safe to handle as it comes in two parts that are mixed just before you use them. It is very commonly used when shooting down here in Texas and you can buy it at a normal gun store.

If you do get it for them you will be their favorite mom and grandmother.

Frequently we place a can of propane on top of the can of Tannerite: It is very impressive.

If you do get it for them you will be their favorite mom and grandmother.

Forever. And ever.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 6:45:33 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: backwoods-engineer
It's harmless - the "explosion" is water vapor.

Apparently the water vaporized a truck in the link on post #13.

I wonder what you could accomplish if you filled a Ryder truck with it.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: basil

Hogan: You have never heard of Louis Lebeau? The man they call ‘Mr. Test Tube’ at the Ecole de Chemie in Paris?
Klink: He’s a chemist?
Hogan: In France, he’s known for the discovery of hemolac!
Klink: He...hemolac? What is hemolac?!
Hogan: That’s a problem for after the war: What IS hemolac?

-Hogan’s Heroes, “The Scientist” (1965)


19 posted on 12/14/2012 7:41:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Well—that certainly cleared it up-—LOL!


20 posted on 12/14/2012 7:47:20 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: marktwain

Perhaps the author could afford a few on-line English composition courses.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 7:59:52 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Gunslingr3
I wonder what you could accomplish if you filled a Ryder truck with it.

Not nearly what you could accomplish with the same truck filled with fertilizer and diesel fuel.

22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:04:43 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Gunslingr3

It’s ammonium-nitrate explosive. Filling up a Ryder truck with it is what took down the Oklahoma City Federal Building.

My 11-year-old son loves that Tannerite. Always fun hearing him explain to people “Tannerite is my favorite explosive.” And “I made my first bomb when I was ten.”


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:06:56 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: basil; John O; Colonel_Flagg; Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom; El Gato; NYTexan; mylife; ...
Excellent use of Tannerite....in a commercial

(Wait for the ending)
I and some more FReepers watched this one being made at the
TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot a few years ago!


24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:14:13 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: tacticalogic
If you happen to pick up a copy of the TM 31-210 from your local Army/Navy surplus store you can learn everything necessary to make a bomb with your own pee.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:14:22 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Rio
It’s ammonium-nitrate explosive. Filling up a Ryder truck with it is what took down the Oklahoma City Federal Building.

Tannerite is not an ammonium-nitrate explosive, and is not what was in that truck.

26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:48 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Envisioning

Tannerite makes target practice fun!


27 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:56 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LUV W

You still have the link!


28 posted on 12/14/2012 8:34:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I sure do! :) It’s in my Facebook Timeline for always! LOL!


29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:04 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: marktwain

Just evokes the phrase “stupid is as stupid does.” Guys an idiot wasting everyone’s time! He should be ashamed!


30 posted on 12/14/2012 9:12:22 AM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Gunslingr3

“If you happen to pick up a copy of the TM 31-210 from your local Army/Navy surplus store you can learn everything necessary to make a bomb with your own pee. “

Combined with a strick diet of beets and asparigus, you can create a paint and stink bomb in one stroke.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 9:59:28 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: tacticalogic; All

http://themanscave.com/boom/homemade-tannerite-from-instant-cold-packs/


32 posted on 12/14/2012 11:43:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Gunslingr3; All

http://cryptome.org/tm-31-210-pdf.zip


33 posted on 12/14/2012 11:48:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: LUV W

It sure took a long time for that Tard ta blow that stuff up.

At least a half dozen tries IIRC.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 3:40:45 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

They shoulda hired one of you guys! One shot...a big kaBOOM! :)


35 posted on 12/14/2012 4:32:22 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: buffaloguy

Ha ha, I looked into it right after I made that post and then told my husband about it, he wants to make his own but I did find a site to order it from.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 5:48:54 PM PST by tiki
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