Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The REAL "Firearms Industry" Helps Us Dodge a Bullet

So to speak. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that SAAMI, Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, "recognized a potential risk of losing ORM-D status due to the emerging 'global harmonization' of shipping regulations" and took steps to prevent the cost of shipping ammunition from going through the roof. The pertinent excerpt:
Simply put, the U.S. was likely to adopt UN regulations in an attempt to help ease the global shipping process by adhering to one uniform policy. The problem with shifting to UN regulations is that there is no "ORM-D" status, so if/when this happened, ammunition would have to be shipped under the UN 1.4s category – a category that includes HazMat fees.
Would you have liked to pay HazMat fees on any ammo you purchased mail order? How much do you think the ammo at Wal*Mart would go up if it all had to ship as HazMat? But SAAMI stepped up to the plate, lobbied hard, and got ammunition exempted.

You'll note absolutely no mention of the National Rifle Association in this story. They do other things.

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