Monday, July 02, 2007

The Newest Battleline...OSHA

From NSSF:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government agency charged with assuring the safety and health of America's workers, is proposing a regulatory rule affecting the manufacturing, transportation and storage of small arms ammunition, primers and smokeless propellants.

As written, the proposed rule would force the closure of nearly all ammunition manufacturers and force the cost of small arms ammunition to skyrocket beyond what the market could bear—essentially collapsing our industry. This is not an exaggeration. The cost to comply with the proposed rule for the ammunition industry, including manufacturer, wholesale distributors and retailers, will be massive and easily exceed $100 million. For example, ammunition and smokeless propellant manufacturers would have to shut down and evacuate a factory when a thunderstorm approached and customers would not be allowed within 50 feet of any ammunition (displayed or otherwise stored) without first being searched for matches or lighters.
Go to the NSSF site for details on how to contact OSHA!


Rob Reed said...

Are you going to repost this over at The Gun Zone?

I've seen references to this on a couple gun boards, but didn't how absolutely horrible these regs were until I read the NSSF page.

We need to beat the drums even more then the gun community did about HR 1022 or Zumbo!

Hazcat said...


I just posted this on DRTV.

Anonymous said...

'First thing we do; let's kill all the lawyers'. -William Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is more sinister than you suppose. When Congress listened to the people and didn't pass laws banning guns, we got the Activist Judiciary, who thought they knew better and could pass the laws THEY knew we needed from the bench, ignoring the will of the people who act through their elected officials.

Now, it seems this may be the first attack of the Activist Bureaucracy. People elected by no one, who answer to no one, whom we can't recall by vote, have become so deluded by their inflated sense of self-importance they believe they somehow have a right to pass laws to get rid of guns via a back-door route to remake society in their narrow-minded ultra-left liberal image? If so, why do we even bother holding elections if those who aren't elected pass our laws for us, simply by calling them "regulations"?

Once again, the Far-Left seems to think they can legislate changes in human nature. After all, the multitude of laws pased to stop the flow of cocaine and heroin, which have no legal use for the vast majority of this country, have all worked so well to stop their spread, right??? So surely, if they just pass enough laws, eventually, they'll be able to stop people from wanting their currently legal guns, since this approach it worked SO well for drugs (sarcasm intented).

Using this same mindset, what OSHA should really do, if they want to decrease workplace injuries, is take another approach. They need to regulate Gravity. After all, Gravity causes things to fall. When things fall, people get hurt. Gravity makes it much harder on our obese population to move, resulting in even more injuries and huge medical expenses. OSHA needs to step up NOW and regualte a 10% decrease in gravity in the workplace. There will be a huge decrease in lifting injuries. Falling objects will only strike workers 90% as hard. We can't pass laws to repeal gravity, but OSHA could sure pass regulations to diminish gravity-related workplace injuries and truly help increase worker safety. (Once again, sarcasm intended)

In the end, they will accomplish just as much regulating gravity as they will trying to regulate or legislate changes in human nature. But these far-left knee-jerk non-thinkers won't see this, even once the "regulations" are on the books and not working. if they don't work, they won't see the truth. All they see is a need for more regulations.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Fred Thompson.

Anonymous said...

I just got this from the NRA website about the OSHA post.

The public comment period ends July 12. To file your own comment, or to learn more about the OSHA proposal, go to and search for Docket Number OSHA-2007-0032”; you can read OSHA’s proposal and learn how to submit comments electronically, or by fax or mail.

Duayne Israelson said...

I have read the entire thing. I posted on the 1911TechTalk forum on Yahoo, that it was minor in, how it affected us. Let's not be chicken littles! The only part I found objectionable was the requirements placed on retail locations. And that being they wanted 50' between any displays or storage and the smoking public. Something that could be impossible in a small gun shop if you included the exterior of the building. Here is the link to "MY" opinion.