Proposed OSHA Regs on Gunpowder


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Art Eatman
June 28, 2007, 05:05 PM
This showed up in L&P:

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=3503133&posted=1#post3503133

I suggest following the link and offering a polite but negative comment.

Art

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gwalchmai
June 28, 2007, 07:49 PM
My comment: This will negatively impact the recreational firearms industry and infringe on
Americans' Second Amendment rights. I will demand that my elected
representatives cut off funding for OSHA due to these proposed regulations.

Art Eatman
June 28, 2007, 07:58 PM
Better to say something along the lines of, "This regulation would raise the cost to the consumer without increasing safety. Few if any incidents have ever occurred due to the method of storage at retail stores."

Art

Bad Flynch
June 28, 2007, 08:47 PM
Well, you can bet that there are a couple of large package shipping companies behind the scenes pushing this one.

Peter M. Eick
June 28, 2007, 08:55 PM
Well all we can do is add our comments and complain to our representatives. Sounds like a call to Kay Hutchinson tomorrow.

Otto
June 29, 2007, 01:10 AM
Yep, it looks like OSHA is hell bent on destroying a hobby that I have safely enjoyed for decades. If the proposals were truly a matter of public safety they would have been implemented long before now. This is a classic example of OSHA flexing their authoritative muscle in order to justify their existence and keep their jobs. If OSHA were truly that effective, why are people still dying in coal mines? OSHA's concerns are grossly misplaced.
It's ironic that my right to reload hinges on a Federal bureaucracy while pimple-face adolescents build chemical bombs on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5F1IYjuuY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfKhSLl0eEc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB8JyiQ5r_U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub6-7ar6G8U

Art Eatman
June 30, 2007, 11:06 AM
Bump

scout26
July 1, 2007, 04:12 AM
Well I went the Regulations website. I'm sure I either I posted my comments six times or they just never took as when I hit the "next step" button it woudl return me to the same page. I didn't see where I had not filled in any of the boxes or any other errors.

I'll try again tomorrow.

Sisco
July 2, 2007, 07:23 PM
Makes you wonder how much OSHA officials are being pressured by certain Senators.

baz
July 3, 2007, 11:07 PM
Well, you can bet that there are a couple of large package shipping companies behind the scenes pushing this one.
Why would you think that? They make money off of shipping ammo, powder, and primers.

ReloaderFred
July 4, 2007, 01:10 AM
Here is the NSSF link and an easy way to send OSHA your comments. I FAXED them a letter and also e-mailed them my comments. http://www.nssf.org/news/PR_idx.cfm?PRloc=common/PR/&PR=BP070207.cfm

As for the shippers being behind this, it would put them out of the transportation business, as far as primers, powder and ammunition are concerned. The proposed regulations require two drivers and wood lined trailers or trucks, which none of them could afford.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Eightball
July 4, 2007, 01:47 AM
Any more news on how this is going, other than the push to extend the date of the public comments by another 60 days?

I mean, if there were record number of people getting maimed or injured (rather than a grand total of.....about 4? Ever?) due to propellants or primers (since smokeless is a propellent and not an explosive, due to chemical properties), then maybe some steps could be taken; this step is more of an "eliminate an entire industry" step. Looks like we'll know, soon enough, if the second amendment will just disappear in the matter of about 10 days or so. :(

ReloaderFred
July 10, 2007, 12:16 PM
Through the efforts of NSSF, GOA and finally the NRA-ILF, OSHA has granted a 60 day extension to the comment period. All comments are now due by September 12th.

If you are at all interested in the shooting sports, you need to send letters to OSHA and your legislators stating your opposition to this proposed rule.

Fred

BAT1
July 11, 2007, 12:28 AM
Hillary, Kennedy and Obama are on that committee. nuff said.

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