95_Theses

It’s About the Future

OSHA wants to steal your ink

Posted by Citizen on July 6, 2007

Well, not exactly, but if you follow me to the end you will see the danger you’re in already.

OSHA, an agency of the US government has an open comment period on new regulations. The chilling fact is that if they your succeed with the proposed rules unaltered they will directly impinge on our Second Amendment constitutional guarantees.

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 bear—essentially 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.

The majority of Americans own guns. This rule would have the same effect as depriving us of gasoline. We can’t drive cars that we can’t fuel up. We can’t use guns that we can’t fuel up either. There is no constitutional right to own a car and drive on roads, but there is a constitutional right to own a firearm.

This rotten OSHA proposal is the backdoor destruction of our right to own and operate our firearms.

For anyone who doesn’t own a gun, let’s put this in terms you can relate to. We have another constitutionaly protected right, the First Amendment. Suppose that a government agency decided to solve the problem of too few trees and too many opinions. The agency proposes a rule that ink and paper have to be treated exactly the way OSHA proposes to treat our components. There you have it then, you have the amendment but no way to use it.

“But, but wait,” you say, “we can blog on the internet and talk on the radio, right?” Well here’s a dirty little secret, the coliseum of corruption wants to destroy talk radio and hates the internet too, at least the part they don’t agree with.

It’s not that big of a stretch to see how the first amendment can be abrogated, especially if we do nothing to prevent the corruption of the second.

This is more back-room destruction of American freedoms. If you don’t care to take this reaming lying down the document number is OSHA-2007-0032-0001 and the document title is Explosives.

Congress has oversight and it controls the OSHA budget, so there is one sensitive nerve there. I encourage everyone to comment on the OSHA web site and to call everyone you called to stop shamnesty. This is part and parcel of the same problem, we need to stop it.

http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main

You are not free if a bureaucrat can take away your supplies, powder or ink.

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