Sign Petition To Stop OSHA Regulations/Banning by the backdoor

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  1. henry0reilly

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    From the NRA/ILA site

    Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales

    Tuesday, July 03, 2007

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new rules that would have a dramatic effect on the storage and transportation of ammunition and handloading components such as primers or black and smokeless powder. The proposed rule indiscriminately treats ammunition, powder and primers as “explosives.” Among many other provisions, the proposed rule would:

    * Prohibit possession of firearms in commercial “facilities containing explosives”—an obvious problem for your local gun store.
    * Prohibit delivery drivers from leaving explosives unattended—which would make it impossible for delivery services such as UPS to deliver ammunition or gun powder.
    * Require evacuation of all “facilities containing explosives”—even your local Wal-Mart—during any electrical storm.
    * Prohibit smoking within 50 feet of “facilities containing explosives.”

    It’s important to remember this is only a proposed rule right now, so there’s still time for concerned citizens to speak out before OSHA issues its final rule. The National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Association will all be commenting on these proposed regulations, based on the severe effect these regulations (if finalized) would have on the availability of ammunition and reloading supplies to safe and responsible shooters.

    The public comment period ends July 12. To file your own comment, or to learn more about the OSHA proposal, go to http://www.regulations.gov 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.

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    OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20210 Re.: Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    I am writing in strong opposition to OSHA’s proposed rules on “explosives,” which go far beyond regulating true explosives. These proposed rules would impose severe restrictions on the transportation and storage of small arms ammunition—both complete cartridges and handloading components such as black and smokeless powder, primers, and percussion caps. These restrictions go far beyond existing transportation and fire protection regulations.

    As a person who uses ammunition and components, I am very concerned that these regulations will have a serious effect on my ability to obtain these products. OSHA’s proposed rules would impose restrictions that very few gun stores, sporting goods stores, or ammunition dealers could comply with. (Prohibiting firearms in stores that sell ammunition, for example, is absurd—but would be required under the proposed rule.)

    The proposed transportation regulations would also affect shooters’ ability to buy these components by mail or online, because shipping companies would also have great difficulty complying with the proposed rules. For instance, the rules against leaving any vehicle containing “explosives” unattended would make it impossible for companies such as United Parcel Service to deliver ammunition to businesses or consumers without massive changes in their operations (such as putting a second driver on any truck that might happen to deliver a case of shotgun shells).

    There is absolutely no evidence of any new safety hazard from storage or transportation of small arms ammunition or components that would justify these new rules. I also understand that organizations with expertise in this field, such as the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Association, will be submitting detailed comments on this issue. I hope OSHA will listen to these organizations’ comments as the agency develops a final rule on this issue.

    Sincerely,

    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3145
  2. glocknut

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    Re: ~^v^~ Banning ammo by the back door - act now! ~^v^~

    Its amazing just how much these governemnt bafoons love to play with fire.... :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    mike
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  3. henry0reilly

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    Act now!

    I just called my senators and congressman on this issue.
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    BTT

    Redneck "sticky"
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    Re: Sign Petition To Stop OSHA Regulations

    Don, is this the physical link were talking about here?

    If so, I may also combine your thread with the sticky thread on the top of this (General discussions) forum.

    Thanks Bro, keep up the good work!

    Crpdeth
  7. Don Buckbee

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    Re: Sign Petition To Stop OSHA Regulations

    Yes, that's the one.
    I just e-mailed it to all of my shooting and hunting friends too.

    Thanks,

    Don
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    Re: Sign Petition To Stop OSHA Regulations

    Done.
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    Re: Sign Petition To Stop OSHA Regulations

    Okay, this wasn't a sticky after all...Merging and giveing it a "Bump" though. :D


    Crpdeth
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    Signed, thanks for bringing this petition to our attention.
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    Thanks Don, done
  13. Nortranman

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    Signed on the line!! Good eyes Henry! We need to all watch the back-door tactics of the government.
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    Bumped again.
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    1121 right now, keep spreading the word.
  16. Don Buckbee

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    Yep, keep it moving around.
    I sent the link to all of my shooting and hunting friends.

    Don
  17. armedandsafe

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    They have decided to go back for a re-write!

    More info as I find a link.

    Pops
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    Keep us posted pops, I'm off to find info. as well.
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