I got this from Slaton White, Editor of SHOT Business magazine: OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has proposed a dandy new set of regulations for the small-arms ammunition business. Among other things, these regs would require that:
*In the event of an approaching thunderstorm, any plant involved with the manufacture of ammunition or smokeless powder would have to be shut down and evacuated.
*Customers would not be allowed within 50 feet of ammunition displayed or otherwise stored without first being searched for matches or lighters.
The cost of complying with these and the other proposed regulations would far exceed $100 million, and would effectively kill the commercial small-arms industry.
NSSF and SAAMI are trying to explain this to OSHA. We wish them luck.