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OSHA is stealing your ammo

Posted by Citizen on July 7, 2007

If you value your second amendment rights, if you want to be able to at least stop the jihadis AT YOUR DOOR, it would behoove you to use this template and contact your dearest and nearest politician as soon as possible. This is a date-certain deadline that will gut your second amendment rights if it goes unchecked. We won’t have any decendents if we don’t defend our freedoms when they are attacked by our own government. Dial for liberty.

Dear ( )

RE: OSHA-2007-0032-0001

I am one of your Constituents and live and Vote in Indiana, which, as you know, is the home of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, based in Friendship IN. The Traditional American sport of Black Powder Muzzle loading Rifle Competition is already being not so slowly squeezed out of existence by the regulation of Black Powder.

Flintlock and Wheel lock muzzle-loaders require real Black Powder to function – modern substitutes have too high an ignition temperature to work properly, if at all. However, it is now the case that, because of the cost of complying with the regulation of Black Powder as an Explosive, there are often fewer than two or three retailers in an entire State that will carry real Black Powder.

This Rule Update will make that worse, and will carry that regulatory burden even further into the realm of Smokeless Powder cartridge reloading – utterly devastating the sport and Industry, throwing thousands out of work.

The requirements described on Pg 53 and 54 will make it almost impossible for small gun shops to maintain enough reloading supplies to have a viable product mix. There are over 20 different brands and formulations of smokeless powders – making it impossible for a business to be able to offer them all on display. Likewise, many private reloaders prefer to buy in bulk, more than 1lb at a time, and this regulation would make extant 4lb and 8lb canisters illegal.

Also, most shops would have to undergo major architectural renovations and absurd evacuation rules to comply with storage requirements. The net effect of this will be to drive retailers to discontinue all reloading supply sales.

The net result of this regulation will not be more safety, but less, as reloaders make a run on supplies to keep at their homes – possibly in violation of local Fire Codes.

Unaccountable Regulation has all but killed America’s First Sport of Flintlock Riflery. This looks to finish off sport shooting all together.

Please see the NSSF concerns at these links:

http://www.nssf.org/share/docs/BP070207-OSHAletter.rtf

http://www.nssf.org/news/PR_idx.cfm?PRloc=common/PR/&PR=BP070207.cfm

This proposed regulatory gutting of the 2nd Amendment is also directly contrary to the spirit and letter of the McClure-Volkmer Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, which was intended to deregulate ammunition.

I am asking you to investigate and vigorously oppose this blatant attempt at Legislation without Representation.

congressional toll free switchboards:

800-828-0498

800-459-1887

800-614-2803

866-340-9281

866-338-1015

877-851-6437

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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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kill the rats

Posted by Citizen on June 25, 2007

The majority of American casualties in Iraq are caused by roadside bombs.

Will someone please explain to me how somebodys can go out at night, dig a hole in the highway, plant high explosives, and NO ONE HAS A CLUE?

Where are the commanders who are charged with the well being of their troops? How can he look his guys in the eye and say, “hope you make it back GI Joe, there’s IEDs out there and I DON’T HAVE A CLUE HOW TO PROTECT YOU FROM THEM. Good luck.“?

Where is American technology? How is it possible that a camera can take a picture of any traffic violation on any road in America, yet the soldiers don’t have any bomb violation pictures to shield them?

It appears that protecting our troops as much as humanly possible isn’t a priority for the command structure. Where’s the outcry from the homeshore? It is outrageous that we are permitting the enemy to get away with this. Those bombers should be trapped, hunted down, and shot like dogs. No, wait, that’s not what I mean. What I mean is that those bombers should be hunted down, trapped, and shot like rats.

We have robots. We have UAVs. We have cameras. We have listening devices. And the bombers are able to outwit every one of these things? I don’t think so. I think somewhere someone has just shrugged their shoulders and calculated that a few dozen blown-up Americans every week is just the cost of doing business. That person should be hunted down, trapped, and prosecuted like the rat he is for the malevolent neglect of our troops.

Is anyone else as outraged as I am about this? If so, that memo hasn’t landed on my desk yet.

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