Skip to comments.Lead bullets under fire - Senate bill would protect ammunition from EPA grasp
Posted on 09/28/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by neverdem
Should President Obama win in November, its a certainty hell 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 cant 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. Its 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...,
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.
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EPA is Obama’s SS.
Lisa Jackson is Obama’s tool to do his dirty work.
We need to share this story with every Dem-leaning hunter and gun owner.
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.
Close down the entire Rogue Agency. Move function to the States. Only way to remove the entrenched Leftist Traitors. Board the place up.
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.
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.
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.
Close down the entire Rogue Agency. Move function to the States. Only way to remove the entrenched Leftist Traitors. Board the place up.”””
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?