The US puzzles me. It seems like you guys are trying to ban everything from Soda to toys because of the potential harm they may cause. I even heard that microwaves have a safety label on them after some woman tried to dry her cat in one, then there was that whole "sue McDonalds for having hot coffee" business. Yet, somehow you guys still insist on having easily accessible guns and wonderful products like this. Because that's obviously the safest place for your shotgun to be, at arms reach for sleepy papa, little Timmy and even Fido. I know the world is full of absurd crap like this, but I just don't get it.
I don't think of it as particularly absurd. The the rest of the developed world is banning everything from soda to toys because of potential harm they may cause, the US is simply following suit but not allowing the nanny state to over-extend itself in regards to one particular category. Frankly, I'm happy the citizens of the US (or rather, the citizens of certain states in the US) put their foot down there.
EDIT: If it seems any more consistent to you, the area trying to ban large sodas (NYC) has some of the most strict gun laws in the country.
I feel like some bureaucrat was bored and decided to randomly do something to justify his position so now we all have to suffer. It's that arbitrary.
I can't help but wonder if the government coming down on Buckyballs so hard had something to do with them being the first company to contest a ruling in over a decade. It smells of trying to make an example of them.