Skip to comments.Proposed OSHA Regulation Threatens Firearm and Ammunition Industry
Posted on 07/02/2007 11:11:44 PM PDT by Revtwo
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 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 bearessentially 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.
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I'm so glad these FACISTS have come along to protect me from myself, I've been carrying 10 rounds in speed loaders, and a lighter in the same pocket, every day for years.
How can it be that I haven't blown myself up?
This is an attempt at back door legislation. Sneaky barstards!
Back door legislation by facist unelected unacountable bureaucrats.
Direct link to the electronic comment submission site, as well as the text of the proposed rule. Even OSHA realizes how stupid this is, and specifically seeks comment if the small arms ammunition should be specifically excluded from the rule.
Utterly mindless government drones at work. Yet another example of ideals overwhelming any common sense at all. What, is every cop supposed to search anyone within fifty feet of a patrol car for ignition devices? After all, there are explosives as defined by OSHA on board, excluding the ammunition, in the form of CS canisters.
A lot in the United States could be fixed by firing, immediately, half of all government employees, and putting the remainder on part time employment.
Just another backdoor attempt at taking our guns away from us, in the guise of “occupational safety.”
Gun grabbers get sneakier all the time.
The military is going to love this. While not under OSHA, or subjuct to OSHA, the military does accept OSHA industry standards. I guess going to war, or even training for war will become a little more expensive. Not that this tax and spend government gives a damn.
Ping for later
I’m glad the military will not have to practice in the rain or during storms.......
Will they have to offload all live ammo from aircraft and vehicles if a storm threatens?
Just for background ...
Have ANY small arms buildings or ammo storage sites or gun stores or small arms manufactoring facilities exploded (from this specific kind of activity) during the past 150 years?
The fact is that eighty or ninety percent of all government business - and all government power - lies in the hands of faceless and unelected bureaurcrats and petty commissars, an enormous number of whom are anal retentive control freaks who love nothing better than to tell others what to do and how to do it. Democrats and Republicans come and go, but bureaucrats go on forever.
Farmers need to throw a hissy-fit too. OSHA regulations on ammonium nitrate fertilizer will cost them a bundle.
"Land of the Free"? Not if you look closely.
Well, we just can't take a chance...
Actually, I was doing some contracting work at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, outside of Independence, MO the day a primer mixer building blew up. From examining the video tape records the operator violated safety policies, and was doing things he should never have done. Some people theorized that he committed suicide. It was a very large explosion. IIRC, about 10 pounds of primer compound was mixed at a time, and it went up. Not a good thing.
Cops would have to remove their belts or firearm(s) and magazines/ammo in order to smoke. How about getting the police against this also, would carry even more weight.
Where are the NRA-bots claiming this is just a fundraiser attempt?
After all, if the NRA isn’t against it (no word from them about it)then it can’t be gun control. /sarcasm
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