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EPA has opened the petition for banning lead ammo to public comment. This petition would ban all lead ammo, even for target. For starters, you can kiss your bullet molds goodbye if this goes through. Even 22 ammo will become expensive.

MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT. The environmental activists will be sending their members there to comment. If we don't, we'll lose this one. If you think this is a hassle, you'll get what you deserve

If you think this doesn't stand a chance, you better look into the record of the EPA head who is an avowed anti-hunting politician.

You can ignore the information boxes asking for organization name and info and simply fill in your comments. That's the only required box

Things to keep in mind.


2. If you have facts, use them

3. Don't go off accusing the EPA head of being a socialist, anti freedom, anti-gun bureaucrat. The fact that she is one is irrelevant and your comments will be filed in the whacko category.

Facts you can quote are in these links:

Many of the petitioners are relying on a North Dakota study that said lead levels were higher in people eating animals killed with lead bullets.

There are 2 flaws in this study. From the first link:
1. In fact, in their study in North Dakota, they found that the average lead levels in hunters tested was actually less than the average American.

2. The ND study did not take into account whether the people were casting their own bullets and reloading without taking proper precautions. Someone casting bullets and reloading prior to hunting season would shift the results and make it seem eating venison was the issue. This was a flawed study.

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just saw this on another....

EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Lead Core Ammo


I came across this article from the National Shooting Sports Foundation website and thought you'all should be aware..Ths isn't the first time the anti's have tried, but they have not had total control of the presidency and both houses of Congress..This is a very real possibility...Do with it what you will..Forewarned, is forearmed...


EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition — Take Action Now
August 25, 2010 By Larry Keane View Comments
ShareAll Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters:

With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must decide to accept or reject this petition by November 1, 2010, the day before the midterm elections.

Today, the EPA has opened to public comment the CBD petition. The comment period ends on October 31, 2010.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry — urges you to submit comment to the EPA opposing any ban on traditional ammunition. Remember, your right to choose the ammunition you hunt and shoot with is at stake.

The EPA has published the petition and relevant supplemental information as Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0681. If you would like to read the original petition and see the contents of this docket folder, please click here. In order to go directly to the ‘submit a comment’ page for this docket number, please click here.

NSSF urges you to stress the following in your opposition:

* There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.

* Wildlife management is the proper jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the 50 state wildlife agencies.

* A 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on blood lead levels of North Dakota hunters confirmed that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition does not pose a human health risk.

* A ban on traditional ammunition would have a negative impact on wildlife conservation. The federal excise tax that manufacturers pay on the sale of the ammunition (11 percent) is a primary source of wildlife conservation funding. The bald eagle’s recovery, considered to be a great conservation success story, was made possible and funded by hunters using traditional ammunition – the very ammunition organizations like the CBD are now demonizing.

* Recent statistics from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service show that from 1981 to 2006 the number of breeding pairs of bald eagles in the United States increased 724 percent. And much like the bald eagle, raptor populations throughout the United States are soaring.

Steps to take:

1. Submit comment online to the EPA.

2. Contact Lisa Jackson directly to voice your opposition to the ban:

Lisa P. Jackson
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-4700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 564-4700 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (202) 501-1450
Email: [email protected]

3. Contact your congressman and senators and urge them to stop the EPA from banning ammunition. To view a sample letter, click here.

Seems we all need to do somthing and doing nothing is something all well:(, but dont do nothing!

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Just got an NRA update, The EPA has turned down the request, stating that they did not have the authority, and were not atempting to get the authority to regulate or enforce such a request. :):)

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Yes - the report means this is a dead issue for now and can be laid to rest to save bandwidth. Thanks to all who contributed.

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