Skip to comments.Zeroing In on Lead in Hunters’ Bullets
Posted on 03/16/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by Greystoke
Citing risks to birds and to human health, roughly 100 environmental groups formally asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week to ban or at least impose limits on lead in the manufacturing of bullets and shotgun pellets for hunting or recreation.
The use of such ammo by hunters puts about 3,000 pounds of lead into the environment annually and causes the death of 20 million birds each year from lead poisoning, said Jeff Miller, a conservation advocate at one of the groups, the Center for Biological Diversity. Consumption of meat from animals that are shot with lead bullets also contributes unacceptable levels of the metal into peoples diets, Mr. Miller said in a phone interview.
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What warm, dark orifice did the 20 million figure come from, and how many of these were the birds that were aimed at?
They need to be made of nerf. So nobody gets hurt.
Yeah, they usually die when they're shot. Just another example of liberals making up numbers to push their agenda-prove it!
one in which the sun does not shine, I’d wager..
20 millions birds die from “lead poisoning”? Yeah, whatever.
Don’t be surprised to see the rogue EPA comply, though, especially around November 15th, if the Obamaster wins re-election.
IIRC, shotgun shot has been made of tin and antimony for years now, right?
If the Left wants to go after someone, let them go after the “carbon footprint” of the mansions of their favorite Entertainment, Music Industry and “news” heroes.
And what about the lead in the type and ink of the printed newspapers?
Where'd it come from in the first place?
and causes the death of 20 million birds each year from lead poisoning, said Jeff Miller
I don't believe they tested 20 million birds and came up with "cause of death: lead poisoning".
Equals .3 grams per square mile - an amount that can't be measured. Which also makes it meaningless. Really wish we could shut down the whole EPA scam so that slimes like these can't use the excuse of overstepping federal authority to impose restrictions on the people.
Thought it was steel. And bismuth?
“...ammo by hunters puts about 3,000 pounds of lead into the environment annually..”
Isn’t that about equal to what’s fired directly straight up into the air (via AK47’s) at any Muzzie wedding or like ‘celebration’?
> Thought it was steel. And bismuth?
But, as I suspect, it ain’t lead.
>> ...ammo by hunters puts about 3,000 pounds of lead into
>> the environment annually..
> Isnt that about equal to whats fired directly straight up
> into the air (via AK47s) at any Muzzie wedding or like
Very funny, but very TRUE!
Thar sure would make life difficult for those of us who shoot black powder firearms, as we must use pure, soft lead for our patched round balls. Alloys are too hard to load.
Guess I will have to add lead to my list of things to stockpile.
It might be good to point out that lead is a substance that comes out of the ground. There is a road in my town named Lead Mine road. It’s up hill from a water supply that the deer, bear, coyotes, migratory birds and bobcats drink from. There are trout in that water as well. I suppose that’s okay since there are no guns involved.
Watched the “discussion” on Foxnews this morning and the guy supporting the ban on lead said he was a hunter and a Ducks Unlimited member, etc., etc., etc. He was off the wall, IMHO! Plus, Foxnews gave him a lot more time to spew his side of the story! Anti-gun New Yorkers...
Didn’t they ban lead in shotgun shells a number of years ago? This is trying to ban lead in bullets!
I saw this coming in the ‘90s, which is why I cast my own. Lee and Lyman make nice cheap setups. Lead isn’t cheap anymore, but expensive is better than unavailable.
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