Well, an 18 year old criminal, insane, retard can go and buy and store for an unlimited time, 5kg neq of explosives, as fireworks.
He can buy and store 50kg under his bed next to his gas heater if he wants, for 3 weeks.
What are these ELO's playing at, we only want to store what is a universally accepted amount (in practice we would store much less than is allowed), in a universally accepted box.
This amount and box has a standing in law as an exemption.
I just think they are maybe either anti amateur pyrotechnics or really haven't caught up with the new legislation yet. It never was allowed, so it still isn't allowed mentality.
As an anomaly, I believe I'm correct in saying that pre the new regs it was perfectly legal to make <100g of flash powder!!!!! It was one of the comps listed on the exempt schedule (0094, 0305 flash powder)
If you had any old video evidence of you making and using flash powder safely, and you still have all your fingers, then I can't see how an elo could then refuse to issue you with an acquire only for flash powder which is a legitimate pyro composition, albeit not often used except to make a noise. If he was then prepared to issue a cert for flash he would have a pretty hard time justifying a refusal for bp and other pyrotechnic compositions.
That's not really a serious suggestion, but I mention it to highlight the stupidity of what's happening now.
Edited by martyn, 17 May 2015 - 02:45 PM.