Yes, I know, we all thought this was taken care of some years past, but, like the spoiled immature brats that they are, whining, wheedling, and simpering before federal lawmakers, the EPA is trying to shove this legislation through while at the same time hoping no one is paying attention.
"EPA MAY BAN LEAD FROM AMMUNITION AND FISHING TACKLE!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tried to ban lead from bullets, shot and fishing tackle, claiming that it harms the environment---even when absolutely NO EVIDENCE EXISTS to support this claim.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson considered a petition late last year by the Center for Biological Diversity to ban traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976---but thankfully, she abandoned the petition after very alert gun owners like you and me put a stop to it.
However, Obama and the EPA are very gun-UNfriendly, and he is trying to take away your Second Amendment freedoms in any way he can. I guarantee this is not the last we have heard of the lead issue, especially since Administrator Jackson has an anti-hunting agenda: when she worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, she was responsible for banning bear hunting.
TO MAKE SURE OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced HR 1445 on Friday:
To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating, based on material composition, any type of firearm ammunition or fishing tackle.
The CCRKBA supports H.R. 1445. Please Fax every Member of the House of Representatives and tell them to support H.R. 1445 and stop the EPA from regulating ammunition!
Congress expressly exempted ammunition from the Toxic Substance Control Act, but Obama and his bureaucrats don't care about that. They will use whatever means necessary to get around the LAW and push their anti-freedom agenda.
If the EPA succeeds in controlling what kind of material can go into bullets, they will take it even further, and possibly ban bullets altogether. The Obama administration is trying to take away our gun rights. He knows he can't just outlaw the Second Amendment outright, so he is using his various agencies and Executive order privileges to chip away at our freedoms, little by little.
IF OBAMA CAN'T TAKE AWAY YOUR GUNS, HE WILL TAKE AWAY YOUR AMMUNITION!
THIS ADMINISTRATION COULD VERY WELL END OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!
The CCRKBA supports H.R. 1445. Please Fax every Member of the House of Representatives and tell them to support H.R. 1445 and stop the EPA from regulating ammunition! The CCRKBA requests you contact your repesentatives in Washington D.C. so we can protect our Second Amendment rights from the anti-gun, overreaching Obama bureaucracy!
IF THIS BAN GOES INTO EFFECT, BULLETS AND FISHING TACKLE WILL COST MORE!
Non-lead ammunition often costs TWICE what traditional lead products do---which means a box of deer hunting bullets could cost you more than $55!
This is all part of Obama's plan to make it more difficult for you to own a firearm.
In addition to regulating the material we use for hunting and fishing tools, he wants to: Increase federal fees on guns and ammunition... Ban guns that are imported... Extend waiting periods... Ban the use of guns on all government property...MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO OWN FIREARMS IF YOU SMOKE OR USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS! Obama and his administration want to take away your Second Amendment rights, and they will do that in whatever way they can.
That is why is is IMPERATIVE that we tell our Representatives to SUPPORT H.R. 1445, so we will have one more layer of protection between our freedom and the intrusive EPA!
We stopped them once---and we will need to be diligent and do it again, and again."