OSHA Running for Cover

In response to the flood of concern and criticizm from gun activists, OSHA today dramatically backed away from proposed new regulations which would have made manufacture, storage, and sale of ammunition, primers, powders, and pecussion caps virtually impossible.

Here's what NSSF had to say about the situation:

 In response to the flood of concern and criticizm from gun activists, OSHA today dramatically backed away from proposed new regulations which would have made manufacture, storage, and sale of ammunition, primers, powders, and pecussion caps virtually impossible.

Here's what NSSF had to say about the situation:

 

OSHA TO WITHDRAW FLAWED AMMO RULE . . . In a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, 26 members of Congress expressed concerns with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed explosives rule. This bi-partisan opposition, along with NRA grassroots initiatives and the work of NSSF and SAMMI, made OSHA understand the necessity in taking prompt action to revise its notice of proposed rulemaking and clarify the purpose of the regulation. NSSF and SAAMI will continue to work with regulators concerning the myriad problems with the proposed rule and the appropriate changes needed for the industry. For more information please visit www.saami.org.

 

NRA has a releas on the subject available at:

www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3162

 

While NRA, NSSF, and SAAMI are all rightfully patting each other on the back and latching on to a fair share of the credit, the role of the internet activist community in this quick turnaround should not be downplayed.

Neither NRA or NSSF put out any information on this issue until after stories began spreading on the internet toward the end of June.  Once NSSF put out a call to action to their industry members and NRA echoed the release, the internet moved rapidly into Zumbo mode and a loud clammer was heard by all.

As has happened several times in the recent past, much of the driving force behind this issue was the gun rights blogosphere so pat yourselves on the back as you are once again on the front lines of the fight for liberty.

— Jeff