Strange that no one actually answered this question...
Gasoline is not an explosive. It is a fuel. It will only explode when
mixed with an oxidizer, such as air. If you take a full can of gas and
light the spout, you will only get a flame that you can easily
extinguish by replacing the cap.
Liquid gasoline only explodes on your television set and in the movies.
To the best of my knowledge, anyone can buy ammonium perchlorate
without any license, up to one lb shy of one drum. I don't recall how
much a drum weighs; I think it's over 100 lbs. Same for aluminum. The
ATF does not classify the components of explosives as explosives, at
least not in quantities of less than one drum. This may not hold true
for all components, but it should be true for the common components.
Not true. Read the list of explosive materials. Ammonium perchlorate
w/particle size <15 microns is listed, and "blackhead" aluminum powder is
restricted and you can only buy to pounds without a LEMP. There are
numerous other "components" of explosives on the list.
The typical ingredients; HTPB resin, 200 micron ammonium perchlorate
and 400 mesh Aluminum are unregulated, as are all the ingredients in
ANCP. Firefox restricts sales of 1000 mesh blackhead aluminum to avoid
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