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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/23/2001 7:33:42 PM EDT
>Subject: SPECIAL ALERT -- Contact CPSC About Proposed Daisy Recall >Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 20:20:48 -0400 > >CLINTON APPOINTEE TAKES DANGEROUS PARTING SHOT > >U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Ann Brown, one of >the remaining holdovers from the Clinton Administration, has chosen to step >down from her position, but not before attempting a last-minute attack on >air rifles. Brown, who was vice president of the anti-gun Consumer >Federation of America (CFA) for almost 15 years before Clinton appointed >her head of CPSC, has targeted certain Daisy air rifles for a potential >recall. The suggestion of a recall was apparently prompted when a >Pennsylvania teenager "accidentally" pointed what he thought was an >unloaded air rifle at a friend and pulled the trigger. The gun was not >unloaded, however, and the friend was permanently disabled. > >Of course, Brown`s notion that air rifles should be recalled because >certain individuals are recklessly careless when handling them is as >dangerous as it is ludicrous. Furthermore, while Chairman Brown claims the >scope of her proposed recall would target "only" 9 million air rifles, her >"defect" claim is so broad that it could not only affect virtually every >air rifle, but it could also be used in future reckless lawsuits against >firearm manufacturers-exactly what some consider to be the true goal of >Brown`s effort. And the fact that Brown has scheduled the vote on this >matter for next Tuesday, October 30, should not be lost on anyone, as she >is scheduled to step down from her position as Chairman the following day. >Could this be her last-ditch attempt at securing an anti-gun legacy? > >Please be sure to contact the CPSC commissioners as soon as possible, and >urge them to reject the recall of air guns on October 30. Remind them that >Daisy air rifles have been investigated several times over the past 20 >years, and each time the CPSC has found these products to be nondefective. >It is blatantly unfair to tell a company for 20 years their product is >nondefective, and then suggest that there might be a recall of the very >guns that the agency has determined to be nondefective. Also remind the >commissioners that the CPSC should not get involved with gun design >matters, an area for which the CPSC is not qualified. In addition, any >decisions about the design of air guns could necessarily affect how >firearms are designed-an area that Congress has determined should be >completely outside the purview of the CPSC. > >CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE CPSC: > >U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission >Washington, D.C. 20207-0001 > >Phone: (301) 504-0990 >Fax: (301) 504-0124 & (301) 504-0025 >E-mail: info@cpsc.gov > >Chairman Ann Brown >Phone: (301) 504-0213 >E-mail: abrown@cpsc.gov > >Commissioner Mary Sheila Gall >Phone: (301) 504-0530 >E-mail: mgall@cpsc.gov > >Commissioner Thomas Moore >Phone: (301) 504-0290 >E-mail: tmoore@cpsc.gov
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