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September 02, 2009
Can Obama's anti-gun OSHA pick be stopped? - 29
by John Haughey
Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea alerts Second Amendment advocates of a subtle appointment by President Obama taht could have a profound influence on your rights. David Michaels, Obama's nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has made "past attempts to frame guns in terms of public health. Exploiting it to further citizen disarmament is something the academic left, from which Michaels hails, has been pursuing for years.
"Case in point:
"Prejudice against gun ownership by ordinary citizens is pervasive in the public health community, even when they profess objectivity and integrity in their scientific research. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, in a moment of lucidity encapsulated in words (in a recent book) the typical attitude of her professional colleagues: 'My own view on gun control is simple. I hate guns --- and can not imagine why anybody would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.'
"So what is likely in store for gun owners first if Michaels is confirmed?"
"From Hans Bader, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects, writing at Examiner.com:
"'This raises the specter of federal restrictions on the storage or carrying of firearms in or near workplaces (even though some businessmen in high-crime areas possess guns to protect themselves against armed robbers).'"