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Lawmaker plans to address exploding targets after News 2 report

3 years 8 months 4 days ago May 16, 2013 May 16, 2013 Thursday, May 16 2013 May 16, 2013 9:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz, Ryan Naquin

PLAQUEMINE- A state lawmaker wants to have a discussion about exploding practice targets featured in a recent WBRZ News 2 report.

"It's a little bit more than protecting your rights. It's actually something that could potentially be used by someone that's not quite ready to be responsible," said State Representative Karen Gaudet St. Germaine.

Ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder are mixed together and explode when a bullet pierces the container the compound is inside. People are mixing more of it to create an even larger blast.

Authorities are worried about the dangers of the product.

"It's just a matter of time before someone gets hurt," Iberville Sheriff's Office Major Johnnie Blanchard said in a Wednesday night story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00.

St. Germaine said she is considering bringing up the legality of the product at next year's Legislative Session.

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