The most important question concerning the recent up-scuttle over proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations which would have made manufacturing, transporting, and sale of ammunition and components virtually impossible is: How did it get so far without anyone noticing?
Buy a Gun on August 28! (August 18 Update Attached Below)
In honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “March on Washington” for civil rights, The Firearms Coalition is joining with other gun rights groups to declare August 28 “National Exercise Your Rights Day.”
Our friends at Buckeye Firearms Association, responding to the Sandusky Register publishing a list of Ohio CCW holders by publishing the personal information of the reporter under whose byline the story appeared. Read about it at http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3823.html. "What harm coul possibly come from publishing those lists?" "Doesn't the public have a right to know?" Well, there are examples of real harm. We have to wonder where exactly the public interest crosses the line into intrusion.
This is from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This is only the latest attempt to attack firearms via the regulatory route. The poster child of this tactic is the various attempts (the most recent that I'm aware of was in 1999) to put the Consumer Product Safety Commission in charge of firearms.
Proposed OSHA Regulation Threatens
Firearm and Ammunition Industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government agency charged with assuring the safety and health of America's workers, is proposing a regulatory rule affecting the manufacturing, transportation and storage of small arms ammunition, primers and smokeless propellants. Continue reading NSSF: OSHA Rules Threaten Firearms Industry
SB 1251, which would have strengthened the "public establishment or event" storage requirements that were passed last year and capped CCW permit fees at their current level, and SB 1166, which attempted to make it clear that the legislature intended to apply the 2006 "Castle Doctrine/Burden of Proof" legislation to all cases pending at the time it was signed, were vetoed by the Governor on July 2, 2007. You can read her veto letters here:
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(Manassas, VA, July 2, 2007) The United Nations and the Jamaican government have announced plans for UN assistance to restore order and reduce the island nation’s sky-rocketing crime rates. Violent crime, particularly “gun violence” has been growing steadily since the Jamaican government passed a complete ban on private possession and ownership of firearms in 1973.
Often criticized for exporting marijuana that feeds U.S. drug markets, Jamaicans are now criticizing the United States and other gun-producing nations for feeding their crime problems.
With the UN’s track record for nation building, it is likely that Jamaica
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This is a report from the Yuma Sun quoting a press release from preservationist groups. How establishing water sources in the harsh western Arizona desert environment in the midst of a drought endangers the desert bighorn is left as an exercise to the reader.
— Chris Knox
Conservationists have filed for a temporary restraining order with federal court to prevent any refuge actions that ignore public involvement. The action followed an investigative report released on the declining Kofa bighorn sheep herd, according to an Arizona Wilderness Coalition and Wilderness Watch press release. Continue reading AZ: Preservationists File Suit Against Kofa Water