Binary Exploding Targets
This informationn is meant to clarify some of the misconceptions on the legality of the sale and use of exploding targets in Nebraska that have become so popular in recent years. These exploding targets are sold under numerous brand names such as Tannerite, Star, Zomboom, Sure Shot, Shockwave, H2, and Red Jack Exploding Targets, to name a few.
Exploding targets by any brand name are sold in kits containing two components. Once the components are mixed, an explosive is manufactured known as a binary explosive. This explosive then falls under the Nebraska Explosive Control Act and is a regulated explosive in the state of Nebraska.
There are currently no legal restrictions prohibiting the sale and/or purchase of exploding target kits in Nebraska. However, once the kits are mixed and an explosive is manufactured, it is a violation of Nebraska law to possess, use and/or store exploding targets, an explosive, without appropriate Nebraska State Patrol issued explosive permits. Individuals in violation can be arrested for misdemeanor and/or felony crimes depending on the circumstances.
Individuals must complete an application/background process for obtaining an appropriate Nebraska State Patrol issued explosive permit. If individuals are not prohibited, an appropriate permit will be issued.