WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following OSHA’s second-quarter jobsite injury updates, federal lawmakers have introduced new nail gun safety legislation with a sweeping bipartisan support.
“I’m not looking to repeal nail guns. I’m not looking to take people’s nail guns away,” said Hillary Clinton. “But I am looking for more support for the reasonable efforts that need to be undertaken to keep nail guns out of the wrong hands.”
“I come from a state that has virtually no nail gun control. And yet, at political peril, I voted for an instant background check on all nail guns, which I want to see strengthened and expanded. I voted to ban certain types of nail guns which are designed only to nail powerfully and quickly,” noted Bernie Sanders.
“I’m not angry at DeWalt. I’m not angry at Makita. I’m not angry at Ridgid or Paslode, which make powerful nailers and injure construction workers,” said President Trump. “I am upset with our project managers for being so stupid.”
According to a Senate press release, these are the proposed changes to current nail gun laws:
- Limit magazine capacities to 10 nails or less
- Remove all bump-fire mechanisms
- Require all nail guns to be registered
- A per-nail tax to offset the public cost of injuries
- Tax credits for companies willing to use hammers only
- Require lockable storage and trigger locks for all nail guns not in use
- Remove the ultra-dangerous 0.148″ diameter framing nail