NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Contact CPSC About Daisy Recall

Tuesday, October 23, 2001


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.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, D.C. 20207-0001
Phone: (301) 504-0990
Fax: (301) 504-0124 & (301) 504-0025

Chairman Ann Brown
Phone: (301) 504-0213

Commissioner Mary Sheila Gall
Phone: (301) 504-0530

Commissioner Thomas Moore
Phone: (301) 504-0290



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Appropriations Act Signed Into Law With Important Pro-Second Amendment Provisions

On Wednesday, November 25, the President signed S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law. Included in the bill were some very important pro-gun provisions that represent the culmination of long-term efforts by ...


Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate ...


Friday, November 27, 2015

President Obama Signs NRA-Backed Measures into Law

President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It includes several NRA-backed provisions -- expanding gun rights on stateside military bases; prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from banning traditional ammunition; and saving taxpayer dollars ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Overwhelming 81 Percent of Current and Former Military have Unfavorable View of Clinton

More bad news for Hillary Clinton. Coming off the heels of survey results that found the former Secretary ...

Washington Times  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

White House to GOP: Worry about gun control

The White House said Monday that Republicans concerned about Syrian refugees waging terrorist attacks in the U.S. should focus their energy instead on banning guns sales to people on the government’s terrorist watch list.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearm Inheritance Protection Act

Today, November 24, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 225 and 226.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.