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against traditional Ammunition-

Seems like lead ammo keeps having to fight off being eliminated.

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, will file to intervene in the frivolous lawsuit brought today by the Center for Biological Diversity and six other groups to pressure the Environmental Protection Agency to ban traditional ammunition containing lead components.

The EPA already has twice denied petitions filed by CBD to ban traditional ammunition, noting correctly that it does not have the authority to regulate traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

"This is a frivolous lawsuit clear and simple," said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for NSSF. "There is no sound science that shows the use of traditional ammunition has harmed wildlife populations or that it presents a health risk to humans who consume game taken with such ammunition."

Today Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus co-chairmen Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and John Thune (R-SD) filed an amendment to the Farm Bill that contains a number of sportsmen's priorities including legislation that has already been passed by the House of Representatives to exempt traditional ammunition from being regulated by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Exempting traditional ammunition from EPA jurisdiction is supported by 35 national conservation and sportsmen's groups and also the Fraternal Order of Police because a ban on traditional ammunition would apply to law enforcement and the U.S. military.

According to CBD, others joining its lawsuit were the Cascades Raptor Center of Oregon, the Loon Lake Loon Association of Washington, Preserve Our Wildlife of Florida, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council.

Learn more about traditional ammunition.

http://www.nssf.org/newsroom/releases/show.cfm?PR=060712-2.cfm&path=2012
 

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Would you say a bunch of Loons? How about getting a real job!!

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I regularly visit some muzzleloading and upland hunting forums. Lead is a huge issue on those sites because there isn't an affordable alternative to lead suitable for many of those guns.
 

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Loys of muzzy bullets out there that are lead free too-
 

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Not patched roundballs. I think you can get ITX in .50 cal but not much else.
The other big issue is older shotguns that aren't suitable for steel. The other alternatives are OK for hunting but cost prohibitive for shooting clays, skeet or trap.
 

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Quite a few of the new sabots are- I'm actually going to try a few this coming weekend.
 

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simple solution, evict Obama and all the Dems in the senate
Better idea... let's sit down and talk to the Dems and see where we can agree about how to reduce the use of lead in areas that adversely effect others or the environment.

This may or may not include some forms of ammunition but as long as we're at least taking the obvious remedial steps, we're less likely to be forced to deal with these kind of "all or nothing" kind of fanatics.
 

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From a more realistic standpoint, people keep buying and selling gold and silver. It never hurts to pickup some chunks of pure lead at a non ferrous scrap yard and have them sitting in the garage.
 
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