“The NFA is pleased that the commission recognized the deficiencies that were in the proposed rule and chose not to implement them.
“We are very happy they saw the flaws pertaining to the powdered metals portion. There was no data to show that the rule would have led to safer products. In fact some data showed that the rule could have potentially led to a more energetic and explosive product.
“Aside from the powdered metals, the NFA supported the other provisions of the proposed rule. Today’s vote indicates that there is still work to be done. The NFA is wholly committed to the safety of the public and the safe use of our products.
“To Commissioner Baiocco’s point this morning, our industry needs to come together to de…