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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said that the potential decision to recall 9 million Daisy BB guns may reflect more of an anti-gun attitude than one based on legitimate safety concerns.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) targeted Daisy BB guns for a potential recall based upon their determination that the guns have no social utility, lack an automatic safety mechanism, contain gravity feed systems which may fail and use BBs that are silver in color.

"The criteria being used to evaluate the safety of this gun is unclear, insufficient and needs to be reassessed," said Enzi.

In an Oct. 25 letter to CPSC Chairman Ann Brown, Enzi asked the agency to reevaluate its reasons for a recall, noting that over 98 percent of all firearms, not just BB guns, have no automatic safety mechanism and that gravity feed systems usually only fail after thousands of uses, causing the BB to simply lodge in the gun.

"This model has not changed in 25 years and for the past 20 years the CPSC has found it to be non-defective," said Enzi. "As recently as 1999 the commission found the same gun to be safe."

Enzi also voiced a concern that implementation of a recall decision would violate the 2nd Amendment.

"This can only be perceived as a direct attack on the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms," said Enzi. "Personal disagreement over whether the 2nd Amendment extends to BB guns, or simple dislike of the guns, is not a reason to determine them unsafe and recall them."

The CPSc is scheduled to make a decision on whether to recall the guns on Tues., Oct. 30.

To urge the CPSC to reject the recall please contact them immediately by e-mailing by calling 301.504.0990 or faxing 301.504.0124. CPSC Chairman Ann Brown can be reached at, Commissioner Gall at and Commissioner Thomas Moore at