My license to manufacture high explosives just arrived in the mail. They renewed it in something like 20 days. Very cool. I know that there have been a lot of people that have had problems with the ATF but every single encounter I have had with them has been good. I don’t like their rulings with regards to firearms. I don’t like that they have been given power over intra state commerce. But given they have been tasked with making explosives manufacture, storage, and use safer I can’t really complain in regards my manufacturing of reactive targets.
Bummer. I just noticed they have the expiration date as July 1, 2005.
Update: I sent an email to Crystal last night. I got a response this morning saying she thinks she has things straighten out for me.
Something I have long said about people and organizations: I am far happier with those that make an occasional error and correct it quickly than those that seldom make an error and don’t admit it or correct it.
Update2: A few minutes ago I received a Letter of Authorization from the ATF Federal Explosives Licensing Center, via a FAX from Crystal, to continue manufacturing high explosives until the corrected license is received. 🙂