OSHA regulation threatens shooting sports

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  1. Jason Baker

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    I guess I should move to Switzerland, huh?

    BTW, and this is anecdotal, the reason we have so many laws? ....Lawyers!
     
  3. Jason Baker

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    Now that's something we agree on! :) :thumb: :beer2:

    Switzerland? They do get 5 weeks of vacation..... :)
     
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    Statistics are fun but, have you ever spent any time in any of the cute little social democracies of europe?
    Like most kids who grew up in the sixties and seventies, I was taught that America was the most free nation on earth. Went to europe as a young adult expecting to to see people practicaly living in shackles. They weren't. But after 15 years the nuances of American freedom were sorely missed. When I moved back to the states in 1998 I was surprised to see how many things were changing and becoming more like socialist europe.
    It's probably a good idea for us to hang on to the 2nd amendment as long as we can.

    JonB
     
  5. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Hanging on to the second ammendment and enjoying the freedoms enjoyed elswhere need not be mutually exclusive. In fact I would argue that economic security (or our lack of) is the reason that other countries out perform us in regard to crime. OSHA is not the enemy here. That is the political arm of the NRA drawing conclusions. Write (it's taken more seriously than e-mail) OSHA and engage in the democratic process if you don't want them to go down this road. You may be surprised.

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    Yes, I have. 10 years in the military and an interest in travel has brought me to view quite a broad spectrum of world living standards. On the other hand, visiting certainly doesn't really expose one to the realities of living in a country. It does allow for a little keyhole view and the you are correct, often, it's different than one would expect.
     
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    I enjoy getting an education.
    Something we have seen is the political arena in this country justifying it's existence by creating new laws. Without a vote of the people.
    I for one would like to see some changes.
    I believe that the peoples of this country can still stand together and make a difference.
    We the people need to maintain our constitution and all of the amendments.
    Thanks for bring some very interesting facts to light.
    I would like to think my glass is still half full.
     
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    frckin figures, I have always felt the day would come when they would go after the ammo from us. Letter being drafted...
     
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    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    From an NRA emailing:

    Proposed "Safety" Regulations Withdrawn by OSHA

    7/16/07. OSHA announced it will significantly revise a recent proposal for "explosives safety" regulations that caused serious concern among gun owners. The original regulation was set to regulate workplace safety, but in fact was setting regulations that few ammunition dealers, gun shops, sporting goods stores and distributors could comply with.

    In conjunction with added publicity from the NRA, SAAMI, and NSSF, comments from gun owners, and some pressure from 26 members of Congress, OSHA decided to retract their proposed regulations and "go back to the drawing board".

    To read more about this story, visit the following websites:

    National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) www.nraila.org
    Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) www.saami.org
    National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) www.nssf.org
    Ocupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) www.osha.gov