The Trouble With OSHA

Via Instapundit, it looks like we’re going to have an anti-gunner as the head of OSHA.  I’m sure your imaginations can think up the potential consequences of that.  Imagine NRA not being able to allow employees to carry to work because it’s considered a workplace health an safety issues.  Don’t get me wrong, there might be cases when this is the case, such as working around explosives or volatile chemicals, but this guy would seem to think it’s a universal prescription, because guns are inherently dangerous, after all.

6 thoughts on “The Trouble With OSHA”

  1. Imagine the NRA CHOOSING to not allow firearms in some of their meetings. They do it all the time. According to my NRA instructor, they don’t allow loaded firearms in the classroom. They don’t care about the Second Amendment, they only care about the money that can be had by the controversy around the Second Amendment. The NRA does a good job at firearms training, but that is it. You can bleat all you want but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it is a duck.

    1. You’re complaining that they teach instructors it’s not a good idea to have loaded guns available during non-range dry fire practice? Wow, that’s a rather extreme view point. I would feel sorry for our walls at the club where I used to teach. Do you also object to keeping guns unloaded while cleaning? That falls into the same category.

      As for meetings, that would definitely be news to the dozens of bloggers who carried in Arizona and Kentucky. The last no-carry meeting I can think of was Milwaukee. I might add that the meeting was planned for Wisconsin at a time when concealed carry was passing. Unfortunately, the veto overrides weren’t successful. By that time, it was too late to move a meeting of 60,000 people. In Arizona, NRA actually got officials to change their licensing to allow carry in the convention hall.

  2. Sam Adams: You have no idea what you’re talking about. It would be a shock to many people, including me, who carried at the NRA’s last annual meeting, sometimes openly, that NRA does not allow it. The only time they do not allow it is when state law does not allow it, or convention center rules do not allow it. Any other time it’s a go, and you can carry in their headquarters.

  3. Technically, firearms should be allowed in XP areas as long as they are not disharged. There’s nothing inherently dangerous, the trouble would be getting a firearms manufacturer to actually pay for the validation process.

    Your clothes are a bigger danger than a firearm around explosives.

  4. OSHA already has some interesting rulings on firearms in the law enforcement area.

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