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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Anti-Gun Obama Appointment

David Codrea, the Nation's Gun Rights Examiner writes about President Obama's pick to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Codrea provides this quote from David Michaels, Obama's OSHA pick, via Walter Olson's Overlawyered.com post:

That’s by no means irrelevant... because once you start viewing private gun ownership as a public health menace, it begins to seem logical to use the powers of government to urge or even require employers to forbid workers from possessing guns on company premises...In addition, OSHA has authority to regulate the working conditions of various job categories associated with firearms use...

Obama has appointed a lot of anti-rights folks in positions that have the power to regulate. It is especially difficult to stop a regulation from being enacted even with a period of public comment before they can take effect. Just one more indication that Obama's point of attack on our rights is likely to come from the regulatory front rather than legislatively.

Hat tip to David Codrea.

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