The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will significantly revise a recent proposal for new “explosives safety” regulations that caused serious concern among gun owners. OSHA had originally set out to update workplace safety regulations, but the proposed rules included restrictions that very few gun shops, sporting goods stores, shippers, or ammunition dealers could comply with.Simple truth...when we stand together, we have the power. And we are going to need that power, because there is a storm coming in 2008. Believe it!
Gun owners had filed a blizzard of negative comments urged by the NRA, and just a week ago, OSHA had already issued one extension for its public comment period at the request of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. After continued publicity through NRA alerts and the outdoor media, and after dozens of Members of Congress expressed concern about its impact, OSHA has wisely decided to go back to the drawing board.
Working with the NRA, Congressman Denny Rehberg (R-MT) planned to offer a floor amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill this Wednesday when the House considers this legislation. His amendment would have prohibited federal funds from being used to enforce this OSHA regulation.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Some very good news for all of us! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in the face of stunning response from gun owners and Second Amendment supporters in Congress and facing the "Centers for Disease Control" scenario — being stripped of some of their federal funds for use in anythng even resembling gun control — has caved on their attempt to back-door collapse the ammunition industry. From the NRA-ILA: