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County considers exploding target ban

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 13:20:52-04

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban of exploding targets Tuesday.

Exploding targets are mixtures of chemicals that explode when they are hit by bullets.

County leaders are calling for a ban, citing it as the cause of the Sawmill Fire, which torched 46,000 acres after an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent shot an exploding target.

Exploding targets are often seen as novelty items, but authorities say they are dangerous and that a ban would help public safety.