>> >Interesting letter, but 27 CFR 555.141-A-8
>> What about the BP ejection charges? Perhaps it is a small point but BP is not
>> exempt, is it?
>Turns out with a parsed reading of the existing law it indeed is. >
>Subject: Re: [TRA-EX] Exposed
>From: Leonard Fehskens
Do you think Len Fehskens and I are the same person? We are not. I have not read the thread quoted as I don't always read every rmr thread. Perhaps you two have a history that means that such a reply is justified.
>> if the black powder is intended to be used solely for sporting,
>> recreational, OR cultural purposes in antique firearms, as defined in 18
>> U.S.C. 921(a)(16)
>if the black powder is intended to be used solely for
>i. sporting, [or]
>ii. recreational, OR
>iii. cultural purposes in antique firearms, as defined in 18 U.S.C. >921(a)(16)
>Therefore, with all due respect rockets ARE recreational thus black
>powder is also exempt from the code for purposes relevent to "sport
>rocketry" Sport, ie, recreation.
>You are most welcome!
>There are legal books focused on parsing in particular that reinforce
>this (I do not have a link or a scan, to spoon feed you like a baby, >yet).
>Then there are books on English language and grammar which also
>demonstrate that if an OR is used, with a series of commas the OR
>applies to each term with commas.
>Spoons are free.
Your attack here must not be directed a me. I think you must have been mistaken.
I did question the BP issue and even with your rude reply that indicates that I don't understand English, I think you may be stretching it. Good for you and all of you that follow this logic. I applaud your efforts. The risk is not worth it to me. If I decide to launch in the U.S., I will get the paperwork that is required by those who are enforcing the law. That is the gist of my message.
Americans suffered a loss of freedom since the terrible attacks on 9/11/2001. As such rules that scrutinize aliens more closely (including Canadians) have been put in place. I will follow those rules to the best of MY interpretation. Not yours.
Oh yeah, and shove your spoon back in your mouth. I don't need it.