#Civil Rights
Gun Owners
United States of America

NOTICE: Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 IS DEAD 16 July, 2007

"Labor Department Announces It Will Revise Overreaching OSHA Explosives Rule"

DETAILS AT : http://www.nraila.org/CurrentLegislation/Read.aspx?ID=3162

This PETITION shall be closed at 24:00 hrs. 17 July 2007:
"The public comment website for the proposed rule is no longer accessible. The Labor Department will publish a notice in the July 17 Federal Register announcing that a new rule proposal will soon be drafted for public comment. Needless to say, the NRA monitors proposed federal regulations to head off this kind of overreach, and will be alert for OSHA’s next draft."

Even though OSHA-2007-0032 is at room temperature, I am still going to mail OSHA a copy.

Job well done my fellow AMERICANS.

God Bless you all, our Troops, and the USA!


Original info located at http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3145

Proposed “Safety” Regulations Would Dry Up Ammunition Sales

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new rules that would have a dramatic effect on the storage and transportation of ammunition and handloading components such as primers or black and smokeless powder. The proposed rule indiscriminately treats ammunition, powder and primers as “explosives.” Among many other provisions, the proposed rule would:

*Prohibit possession of firearms in commercial “facilities containing explosives”—an obvious problem for your local gun store.
*Require evacuation of all “facilities containing explosives”—even your local Wal-Mart—during any electrical storm. *
*Prohibit smoking within 50 feet of “facilities containing explosives.”

It’s important to remember this is only a proposed rule right now, so there’s still time for concerned citizens to speak out before OSHA issues its final rule. The National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute will all be commenting on these proposed regulations, based on the severe effect these regulations (if finalized) would have on the availability of ammunition and reloading supplies to safe and responsible shooters.

The public comment period was originally scheduled to end July 12 but has been extended sixty (60) days until September 10, 2007.


To file your own comment, or to learn more about the OSHA proposal, click here or go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and search for Docket Number OSHA-2007-0032.

You can read OSHA’s proposal via the NRA link above.

By FAX: (202) 693–1648
RE: OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)

By Snail Mail
RE: OSHA Docket Office Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)
U.S. Department of Labor
Room N-2625 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
You must include three copies when sending via mail.


I had been asked what I intend to do with the petition. It is my intention to to send a hard copy of the petition as part of a public comment to OSHA. The only information that will be included is what any internet user who opens the petition page http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/say-no-to-osha-ammunition-regulations.html can view. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please submit your comments directly to OSHA.

Re.: Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)

WHERE AS the proposed rules will impose unwarranted and severe restrictions on the manufacture, transportation and storage of: small arms ammunition and hand loading components such as propellants-(black and smokeless powder), primers and percussion caps;

WHERE AS there are already rules and regulations that assure the safety of employees and the public in general;

WHERE AS there is absolutely no evidence of any new safety hazard from manufacture, storage or transportation of small arms ammunition or components that would justify any new rules or regulations;

WHERE AS OSHA’s proposed rules would impose restrictions that very few gun stores, sporting goods stores, or ammunition dealers could comply with;

for example, as required under the proposed rule, firearms would be prohibited in stores that sell ammunition- that is absurd;

WHERE AS there will be a detrimental effect on America’s economy with respect to the billions of dollars generated and the jobs which exist as a result of the firearms industry directly and peripherally;

WHERE AS wild animals in the several states will be directly and negatively impacted;

lack of affordable ammunition will result in low and ineffective hunter participation in managing game;

game populations will grow to excessive numbers and have negative impacts which will be harmful to the animals, the environment and the citizenry;

WHERE AS the proposed regulations shall cause an increase in crime;

law abiding citizens will not be able to afford ammunition for defensive purposes;

a black market in ammunition and components will ensue resulting in further burdens placed on law enforcement in addition to loss of tax revenues as a result on the fall of the firearms industry;

hardened criminals will, with impunity, be able to commit crimes against unarmed citizens;

WHERE AS we view the proposed regulations as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL de facto gun control scheme;

that we view any attempt to weaken or dissolve our 2nd. Amendment Right as affront to the Founding Fathers’ original intent regarding each citizen’s right to gun ownership, possession and usage;

WE the undersigned AMERICANS strongly oppose proposed OSHA regulations to classify loaded ammunition, propellant primers and percussion caps as “explosives”. We further demand that OSHA cease and desist from any further considerations of passing the proposed regulations of Docket No. OSHA-2007-0032 (Explosives—Proposed Rule)


Your Employers, the AMERICAN CITIZENS

The SAY NO TO OSHA AMMUNITION REGULATIONS petition to Gun Owners was written by John Salsgiver and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.