The ORIGINAL gathering place for a merry band of Three Percenters. (As denounced by Bill Clinton on CNN!)
EPA agents raid ammunition company on alleged ‘environmental violations’
Other than an opportunity to engage in some "grandstanding"; I do not understand an FBI presence at the raid.
Makes me wonder who will be next?Merle
Its not time - nor appropriate - for a "knee-jerk" response to what appears to be an ordinary case of recognized workplace hazards insufficiently addressed. Twenty-two cases of elevated blood lead levels in what has to be a small workforce gets my attention. Just as, no doubt, it got the attention of OSHA, EPA state and local health officials. The dangers of lead ingestion have long been known to the reloading community. Dust from lead-based primers and bullet casting fumes pose inhalation hazards. Scrubbing lead from barrels poses contact absorbtion/ingestion hazards. Scale these small operations up to commercial levels and the risks scale as well. I'm curious, however, what dog the FBI has in this issue. >Jeff
From the local paper:http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/crime/article_15e6a244-b5eb-11e3-9941-0019bb2963f4.html
From the linked article:"The company said it would reopen on Friday morning."I'd be willing to bet cash that, by the time USA Brass reopened, all of their automated data processing systems had become hosts to NSA-developed software.
ATF now denying imports of surplus 5.45x39:http://www.thebangswitch.com/import-ban-on-7n6-5-45x39/
In agreement with Jeff. Let's find out if they were actually exposing people to too much lead before jumping to conclusions. Sounds like employees may have been the ones turning them in, in which case, they deserved to be inspected (perhaps not raided, and I too have no idea why the FBI was involved).
THe FBI was involved simply because the EPA are begining to understand the increasing likelyhood of high-speed "Lead poisoning" of their opperatives.The lead intititive covers far greater scope than just the firearms community.Do a search for 'EPA Lead' some time to see how all-pervasive these bureaucrats are becoming.III
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