C Committee Meetings

The Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder held two information-gathering meetings during which it solicited presentations from various stakeholder groups, including law enforcement, powder user and manufacturer groups, taggant vendors, and detection experts. The committee also received written information from interested parties throughout its term of operation. In addition to holding open meetings, the committee made site visits to relevant manufacturers and law enforcement laboratories, as well as to a propellant distributor. Two meetings of the committee were devoted to analysis of information and writing of the final report.

First Meeting, January 14–16, 1998

Presentations

Charge to the Committee

Hubert E. Wilson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Washington, D.C.

Bombing Threat from Powder Devices

Gregory A. Carl, Materials and Devices Unit, Explosives Group, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

Virginia Experience with Powder Bombings and Taggants

Roger E. Broadbent, Virginia State Police

Security Protocols and Canine Detection of Smokeless Powder

Anthony Cantu and John Hudson, U.S. Secret Service, Washington, D.C.

Muzzle-loading and Black Powder

John A. Miller, National Muzzle-loading Rifle Association



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--> C Committee Meetings The Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder held two information-gathering meetings during which it solicited presentations from various stakeholder groups, including law enforcement, powder user and manufacturer groups, taggant vendors, and detection experts. The committee also received written information from interested parties throughout its term of operation. In addition to holding open meetings, the committee made site visits to relevant manufacturers and law enforcement laboratories, as well as to a propellant distributor. Two meetings of the committee were devoted to analysis of information and writing of the final report. First Meeting, January 14–16, 1998 Presentations Charge to the Committee Hubert E. Wilson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Washington, D.C. Bombing Threat from Powder Devices Gregory A. Carl, Materials and Devices Unit, Explosives Group, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C. Virginia Experience with Powder Bombings and Taggants Roger E. Broadbent, Virginia State Police Security Protocols and Canine Detection of Smokeless Powder Anthony Cantu and John Hudson, U.S. Secret Service, Washington, D.C. Muzzle-loading and Black Powder John A. Miller, National Muzzle-loading Rifle Association

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--> Testimony on Taggants Tanya K. Metaksa, National Rifle Association, Fairfax, Va. Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer Issues on Tagging and Detection James J. Baker, Donald Burton, and Kenneth D. Green, Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute State of the Art in Explosives Detection Lyle O. Malotky, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C. Second Meeting, March 5–6, 1998 Presentations Manufacturing of Black Powder Mick Fahringer, Goex, Inc., Doyline, La. Manufacturing of Smokeless Powders Antonio Gonzalez, PRIMEX Technologies, St. Marks, Fla. Inherent Taggants and Bomb Scene Investigations Richard A. Strobel, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Rockville, Md. Air-Bag, Cartridge-Actuated Devices/Propellant-Actuated Devices Technologies J. Scheld, U.S. Navy History of Tagging Richard G. Livesay, 3M (retired), St. Paul, Minn. Taggant Concepts: Biocode, Inc. James Rittenburg, Biocode, Inc. Caribbean Microparticles Abraham Schwartz, Caribbean Microparticles Chemical Delivery Systems, Inc. Victor A. Crainich, Chemical Delivery Systems, Inc. Innovative Biosystems, Inc. Keith Stormo, Innovative Biosystems, Inc. Isotag LLC D. King Anderson, Isotag LLC Materials Research Center, University of Missouri, Rolla Delbert E. Day, Materials Research Center, University of Missouri, Rolla Mo-Sci Corp. Delbert E. Day, Materials Research Center, University of Missouri, Rolla Microtrace, Inc. William J. Kerns, Microtrace, Inc. Natura, Inc. Joel Dulebohn, Natura, Inc.

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--> Tracer Detection Technology Corporation Jay Fraser, Tracer Detection Technology Corporation Marking Proposal, Gadolinium-157 Tim Hossain Third Meeting, May 1–3, 1998 Committee Deliberations Fourth Meeting, June 15–16, 1998 Committee Deliberations Subcommittee Site Visits March 4, 1998 Alliant Techsystems/New River Energetics March 17, 1998 PRIMEX Technologies, Inc. March 18, 1998 National Rifle Association Headquarters March 19, 1998 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms National Laboratory Center March 19, 1998 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Explosives and Chemistry Units April 22, 1998 Goex, Inc. May 22, 1998 Winchester Ammunition Plant May 29, 1998 Hodgdon Powder Company