The recent announcement by the dept. of labor about the latest OSHA rules is welcomed news but we'll watch and see what the newest revisions will be.
Thanks to Al and others who posted this for us and thanks to all who signed the petition and gave feedback to OSHA on this subject. There were many groups involved in this, NRA, NSSF, SAAMI, and many others, but I like to think we helped.
We've seen this;
Kristine A. Iverson, the Labor Department’s Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, sent Rep. Rehberg a letter, dated July 16, stating that it “was never the intention of OSHA to block the sale, transportation, or storage of small arms ammunition, and OSHA is taking prompt action to revise” this proposed rule to clarify the purpose of the regulation.
Study this sentence a little and read between the lines, there is no indication that they didn't intend to restrict powder and primers sale, transportation or storage. Just because there was no intent doesn't mean that won't be the result. But if the statement is correct then powder and primers would seem to be safe only if loaded into brass cases. Interesting. And, if there is being drafted a revised, new rule (classification), why do we need that and who called for it or what safety related incident prompted it in the first place.
That last part, though not in quotes, makes me wonder what will be coming. ...to clarify the purpose of the regulation. Not to change it but to state..." we don't intend for this to block the sale, transportation or storage of small arms ammunition".
Is it just me or does this still stink. If people would just make absolute truthful statements of their intentions we wouldn't need so many lawyers.
I wonder how Pyrodex would come out in any new reclassification.