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Explosive Targets Bill Passes House

Lawmakers continue the support to ban the use of explosive Targets in any Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District area. House Bill 1129 passed the South Dakota House on Monday. Republican State Representative Don Kopp says these types of targets are more theatrical then a typical bull’s-eye board.

"These explosive targets known as Binary Targets, is a combination of tannerite and aluminum nitrate and when a bullet hits the target, it explodes," Representative Kopp says.

Kopp says explosives like this are dangerous, especially in fire zone areas. House Bill 1129 penalizes an offender with a class two misdemeanor in addition to any other damages, which may be created. Opponents say a person should be able to do what they want, if it’s on their private property. It passed the House 56-13 and goes next to the Senate.