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Lead bullets under fire - Senate bill would protect ammunition from EPA grasp
Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 09/28/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by neverdem

Should President Obama win in November, it’s a certainty he’ll try once again to ban lead ammunition. Just two months after he moved into the White House, the National Park Service suddenly announced it was banning lead bullets from its parks. The blowback from sportsmen was intense, so the agency backed down. Mr. Obama surely will exert “more flexibility” in a second term to accomplish this backdoor assault on the Second Amendment.

Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, introduced a bill to make sure that can’t happen. Just before the Senate adjourned Saturday to go campaigning, the body voted 84-7 to take up the Sportsmen Act during the Nov. 13 lame-duck session. It’s a priority for a number of pro-hunting groups, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

“The threat to ban use of traditional ammunition without sound science is...,”

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Don Saba, a research scientist and National Rifle Association board member, said that these groups are deliberately attempting to confuse the public into thinking the lead in bullets is the same as lead paint that is harmful to children.

“The lead that is used in ammunition is metallic lead and is a very inert material that does not dissolve in water and it is not absorbed by plants or animals,” Dr. Saba explained. “There is a tremendous toxicity difference between the highly inert metallic lead used in ammunition and the highly toxic lead compounds used in legacy leaded paints.”

The ammunition demonized by the self-styled environmentalists happens to fund highly successful animal-conservation efforts. The Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937 set up an excise tax, now 11 percent, on ammunition and long guns and 10 percent for handguns. The resulting $7 billion in revenue over the years has gone toward restoring habitats for wild turkey, bald eagle, duck, elk and antelope populations.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; epa; tester
This is a reelection stunt by Tester. Montana's lone Congressman is going after him. IIRC, Congress passed a law forbidding the EPA from any authority over ammo.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 6:33:35 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

EPA is Obama’s SS.

Lisa Jackson is Obama’s tool to do his dirty work.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 6:47:47 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: neverdem

We need to share this story with every Dem-leaning hunter and gun owner.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 6:59:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem

Yeah, the diver duck eating spent lead shot off the bottom of lakes getting lead poisoning and the eagles eating those dead ducks and them getting lead poisoning is BS.

But it did lead to the invention of shot with better ballistics than lead. Yeah it costs more but when you sit for hours for a few shots it’s worth the money IMHO.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 7:19:40 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: hadaclueonce
EPA is Obama’s SS.

Close down the entire Rogue Agency. Move function to the States. Only way to remove the entrenched Leftist Traitors. Board the place up.

5 posted on 09/28/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Yeah, the diver duck eating spent lead shot off the bottom of lakes getting lead poisoning and the eagles eating those dead ducks and them getting lead poisoning is BS.

Total BS.

6 posted on 09/28/2012 10:23:36 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: neverdem

IF the government were considering a ban on lead ammo (which they are), then that would explain why they purchased so many rounds of lead ammo lately.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 11:16:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: neverdem

Isn’t it beyond tragic that in a once free republic, the branch charged with making law, our Congress, is reduced to the pitiful condition of passing laws to prevent regulations with the force of law?

Our Founders regarded the passage of laws/regs without our consent as tyranny. So should we.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:23 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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Isn’t it beyond tragic that in a once free republic, the branch charged with making law, our Congress, is reduced to the pitiful condition of passing laws to prevent regulations with the force of law?

Well stated.

9 posted on 09/29/2012 3:00:40 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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In FL, our tea party legislature passed a statute last year that requires legislative approval of all regulations that could cost society a mere $1 million or more over five years.

The enviro-nazis are still pulling out their hair.

Something like this must be done at the federal level or we are certain to become an elective despotism, if we are not already.

10 posted on 09/29/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Close down the entire Rogue Agency. Move function to the States. Only way to remove the entrenched Leftist Traitors. Board the place up.”””

AMEN


11 posted on 09/29/2012 7:33:30 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: neverdem

Since Obama has bypassed Congress many many times over the last 4 years and they have not said a thing what make Congress think anything they do will curtail Obama’s Executive Orders?


12 posted on 09/29/2012 8:26:14 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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