2 'Fer - Attacks on Gun Ranges/Businesses from EPA, OSHA & 'Nanny' Local Supervisors
Two Different Attacks - but going after the same thing, stepping on law abiding businesses and Firearms owners to exercise the 2A.
The more severe is the EPA's relentless use of Lead as an excuse to attack the entire Domestic Firearms industry, hunting and shooting ranges, to mention just a few. Now since the bad press and legal beat downs the EPA has experienced, is EPA now using OSHA as its Anti-2A Storm Troopers?
The second article will burn your britches in that this is just nanny locals exercising 'views' over 2A 'rights' becase they won some local election or were appointed to a petty position of power.
1) OSHA shooting range ruling points to agenda besides worker safety(IL)
16 June, 2012 | David Codrea
An Illinois gun range has been cited for “27 serious violations includ[ing] 13 for violating the lead standard” resulting in proposed fines of $111,000, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in a news release earlier this week. Illinois Gun Works Ltd. was cited for “failing to implement engineering and work practice controls” following “a Jan. 21 inspection referred by the Illinois Department of Public Health.”
The citation, issued on June 6, also included what OSHA defines as “serious violations” that “include failing to implement a hazard communication program, train workers on hazardous …label chemical bottles…administer an effective hearing conservation program, train in the use of personal protective equipment and implement a respirator protection program...”
Link to Article (1) above: OSHA shooting range ruling points to agenda besides worker safety - National gun rights | Examiner.com
2) Marchers make their way through Pittsgrove Township (NJ) to show support for USANA Gun Club
Published: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 4:31 PM
...snip.. “They’re saying we can’t do the things we’ve been doing here for 45 years,” Myers said. “That’s what this march is about, waking somebody up at a higher level to say it’s enough.”
Earlier in May, USANA sought to appeal a decision made by township Zoning Officer Thomas Mahoney in April 2011 which determined certain activities taking place at the club to be non-compliant with township approvals for the site.
The shooting ranges at USANA are currently used for law enforcement training, as well as for practice for Boy Scouts, hunters and sportsmen. There is also a separate section at the club for training police canines.
Township officials said the club does not have approval for law enforcement training, or for firing certain weapons at the club.
Link to Article (2), above: Marchers make their way through Pittsgrove Township to show support for USANA Gun Club | NJ.com