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Proposed OSHA Regs on Gunpowder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Art Eatman, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. Art Eatman

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  3. Art Eatman

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    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
     
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    Well, you can bet that there are a couple of large package shipping companies behind the scenes pushing this one.
     
  5. Peter M. Eick

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    Well all we can do is add our comments and complain to our representatives. Sounds like a call to Kay Hutchinson tomorrow.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Makes you wonder how much OSHA officials are being pressured by certain Senators.
     
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    Why would you think that? They make money off of shipping ammo, powder, and primers.
     
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    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.

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    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. :(
     
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    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
     
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    OSHA over sight commitee

    Hillary, Kennedy and Obama are on that committee. nuff said.
     
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