osha & black powder

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this is a copy & paste of a thread started by bill mac ...in the reloading section...it is ver interesting..thought this may get the word out a little on the political sight...

Everyone better gear up for a fight. OSHA is proposing rules to effectively ban the transportation except in very large bulk of black powder. You will no longer see black powder at any gun shops. And if youre not concerned because you dont use it think again. The proposals (almost 60 pages long) will include restrictions on primers and white powder too. The shooting sports will never be the same and may force many retailers of powders and reloading components out of business. This will also cause the cost of ammo (even .22 ammo) to skyrocket. The comment period is only until July 12.

For more info go to
http://www.nssf.org/news

You also can get much more info on the Shiloh forum. This is a very big threat.

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drhunter1

Senior Member
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Oh my god! This is getting crazy! Why is OSHA involved in this?
 
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here is a quote fron the( nra... )

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.
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, click here or 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.

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,
 

Howard Roark

Retired Moderator
#4
So you don't think your congress critter is doing a good job. You can just whine, moan and groan or take the action of an individual.

Call your congress critter today about the immigration bill.

US SENATORS - use TOLL FREE number 866.340.9281

Call the Capital switchboard:

202-224-3121




TOLL FREE Congressional switchboard: 1-800-862-5530

and ask to be connected to your member of Congress.

Contact Congress via email HERE.
 

Amend2nd

Senior Member
#5
If Obama can't do it via the legislative process.... he assigns someone to do it through the REGULATIVE PROCESS......
 

PopPop

Senior Member
#6
If Obama can't do it via the legislative process.... he assigns someone to do it through the REGULATIVE PROCESS......
I thought Obama was not going to go after our guns. Oh thats right he will just go after the ammo and leave the 2nd Amendment intact.
 

Battlewagon

Senior Member
#7
Anybody else notice this was 5 years ago and it was shot down.:whip:
 

NOYDB

Senior Member
#10
Slow reader.....
 

Amend2nd

Senior Member
#12
Every election cycle is resembling an "8 track ground hog day" process. The lemmings are almost conditioned.
 
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