Last Tuesday, nearly 40 agents of the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency raided two of FPSRussia’s properties.
The raid was based on claims that Kyle ‘FPSRussia’ Myers was using explosives with ‘malicious intent.’
ATF Spokesperson Richard Coes stated:
A person is required to obtain a federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale, distribution or for their own business.
Federal agents and sheriff’s officers raided the Georgia residence of the Myers family in Royston, as well as the 60-acre farm owned by Kyle’s father Lamar Myers in Lavonia, where FPSRussia’s famous shooting range and testing area are set up.
FPSRussia is known for using an explosive known as Tannerite in their videos. Tannerite is usually used for target practice and is known for being very stable. It is perfectly legal, but only up to certain amounts.
According to RussiaToday, no weapons or explosive material were seized during the raid.
“The idea at one of the locations was to take firearms, but they did not do that,” Coes said.
There are contradicting statements coming from the ATF and Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, who stated that raids were tied into the investigation of the death of FPSRussia executive producer Keith Richard Ratliff.
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