EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:14 am


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5726574/epa_considering_banning_lead_bullets.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

The EPA is apparently considering banning ammunition made out of lead, the idea being that it is an environmental hazard. One cannot decide whether this is an end run around the Second Amendment, or just another example
of environmental lunacy....



....Even better, bullets made of substances other than lead are considered armor-piercing cop killer bullets. In effect, the EPA will not ban the private ownership of firearms, a proposal which runs counter to the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and has proven highly unpopular, but will just ban bullets. Hence we can have all the guns we want. We just can't shoot them, either at targets, or at tasty animals in the wild.

The political tomfoolery of this proposal in an election cycle in which Americans are already incandescent against the government is simply mind boggling. One can only imagine being a Democratic Congressman or Senator in a red district or state and hearing about this. The temptation to slit one's wrists at this point must be overpowering.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:05 am

My .22 rimfire target rifle will be a $1200. wall hanger. :o :mad:


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201 ... _at_t.html


99% of .22lr rimfire ammunition is produced with lead bullets.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:23 am

Back door or not they are all idiots, for starters the black market would explode for home made bullets.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:33 am

Richard S. wrote:Back door or not they are all idiots, for starters the black market would explode for home made bullets.


This is true...

This is also a very good way to remove more U.S. JOBS.

Now I have to order more reloading supplies.... *censored* the EPA !!!!
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:05 am

How did I know this was around the corner?? :gee:

This damn government wants to screw up every last good thing in America. No lead would spell the end of metal target shooting, & indoor ranges ... don't know what would happen there.

I'll be melting down my thousands of used wheel weights. EPA can kiss my ass!! Bunch of *censored* jerks!! :mad:
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:23 pm

Smitty, At our rifle club we have to submit a list the # of bullets fired, the weight of the bullets, and what distance ( 50yds., 100yds., 200 or 300yds. ). The club keeps track of each sand back stop.....
They also have water run off samples tested each year.


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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:44 pm

I know they were trying to ban lead wheel weight. Anyone know what became of that? Looks like there will be another run on ammo....
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:49 pm

If I`m not wrong this has been tried time & again, thats how the ban for water fowl came about. Its funny how this petition & thats all it is comes up to be about the same time as an election. Or maybe now that gum & ammo sales have flattened a bid its time to scare another run on ammo. Just call your Reps & tell them how you feel, maybe now would be a good time for me to sale all my lead. I guess we all better stock up on car batteries & everything else with lead, I guess next we`ll have to leave the planet anyway seeing that lead is a natural element.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:13 am

The EPA Rejects Calls To Ban Lead in Ammo and Fishing Tackle. :clap:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08 ... latestnews
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:42 pm

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
Vol. 17, No. 34 08/27/10
EPA Denies Ammo Ban Petition


Click here to vote in this week's poll.



Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups that had sought to ban the use of lead in ammunition.

Agreeing with the position of the NRA and the firearms industry, the agency explained in a news release that it "does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)." Further crushing the hopes of anti-gun and anti-hunting activists, the release added: "nor is the agency seeking such authority."
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:16 pm

Finally .... some good news for a change. :yes:

:rambo3:
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:35 am

The EPA can do nothing as ammunition is specifically exempted by law by Congress.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:53 am

coaledsweat wrote:The EPA can do nothing as ammunition is specifically exempted by law by Congress.


The argument was they have jurisdiction over the base components before the bullet was actually assembled. Just an end around where you can have lead bullets but no lead to make them. :roll: This is a similar track where you could effectively ban firearms to some degree by making the bullets ridiculously expensive. The ant gun lobby is probably going to pursue a lot of stuff like this because it appears they are going to get no where with an all out ban.
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:34 pm

Very familiar with those tactics. MA has been doing this for decades. :roll: :sick:

Liberals are very crafty at keeping gun ownership to a minimum. Take a look at liberal Massachusetts:

MA leaves gun licensing up to individual towns .... I.E.: basically, your local police department gives the yea or nay on your getting a firearms license ... FIRST (then the state can reject that, for any reason they deem prudent), be that an F.I.D. card, or class A or B, L.T.C.. So, say you live in a city, where the chief (or mayor) fantasizes about Obama on a daily basis ..... in that case, you'll be lucky to get one at all -- and if you do, it will be heavily restricted: Target only, competition only, or hunting only. Get caught going somewhere that doesn't include the 3 examples I outlined, with your weapon in a locked case separate from your ammo (which is required for anything under a class A), you get an all-expense paid (by taxpayers) vacation ............ to jail. Defend yourself in your home? Jail. Shoot & don't kill the criminal? Jail, after intense interrogation in front of a liberal jury, who has already made up their mind about you, just by your possession of a firearm. There's also a myriad of guns that are illegal in this state, just because of their cost, or construction. Many firearms manufacturers refuse to do business in MA because their laws are redundant & confusing. Only state in the nation like this .. in some cases MA is even worse than NY or CA if you can believe that! :shock: Want your ammo shipped? Illegal. Want brass shipped for reloading? Illegal. Want to buy a gun online? Illegal! Not to mention the $100 license fee/ renewal fee ... on top of nearly another $100 for the mandatory firearms safety course ( which I have no issue with ). It's pretty clear how our state political party sways on the firearm front. :roll:

Just think - if the "anointed one" gets elected for a second term, this may be YOUR state next ... :eek2:
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Re: EPA Considering Lead Bullet Ban

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:15 pm

SMITTY wrote:MA leaves gun licensing up to individual towns .... I.E.: basically, your local police department gives the yea or nay on your getting a firearms license ...



The only thing you need a license for here is a concealed weapon permit, for that you need to get the Sheriff to sign off on it. I don't recall anyone I know ever having any trouble obtaining one. The sheriff is elected and gun ownership is heavy in this area. No permits... no job. :D
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