EPA to ban lead bullets – will end sportsman shooting


Earlier I posted Last U.S. lead ammo company shut down by EPA November 4, 2013 . Now the update. One small detail the news report fails to mention. From EPA wanted to ban ammo,  December 2012

Remember this is a no-win situation for us, because bullets made of materials other than lead are often considered armor piercing by law. Copper is your basic material, and copper is expensive, and has much poorer performance properties than lead.

From The Wahington Examiner:

Here’s an astounding bit of government overreach:

NSSF [National Shooting Sports Foundation] is springing into action, as the public comment period opens on EPA considering a regulation that will ban all traditional lead ammunition. This would basically end the shooting sports as we know it. Remember this is a no-win situation for us, because bullets made of materials other than lead are often considered armor piercing by law. Copper is your basic material, and copper is expensive, and has much poorer performance properties than lead.

You can read the petition in favor of banning ammunition here, and if you can leave a public comment on it here.

(Comments closed, approved.)

Now to the latest news from Right Scoop

Whether by state or federal regulation, or by market forces, lead bullets will be all but phased out within a few years in favor of so-called green bullets, experts say. While many believe that this will help the environment by keeping lead from contaminating groundwater, others say switching to copper-based bullets will cost hunters and sportsmen more and have little effect on the environment.

“Whatever the EPA’s motivation when creating the new lead air quality standard, increasingly restrictive regulation of lead is likely to affect the production and cost of traditional ammunition,” the National Rifle Association said in a statement.

Jim Yardley a retired financial controller and blogger for americanthinker.com, estimated it would cost $18,431,000 to replace the lead with copper.

“Nearly $20 million, not to improve the effectiveness of the ammunition used by our troops, but to protect the environment,” Yardley wrote.

Read more at Right Scoop

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15 Responses to “EPA to ban lead bullets – will end sportsman shooting”

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  3. dan Says:

    the gov. has got to know its limitations.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It may know, but it will not stop Obama.

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  4. DarronF Says:

    The Center for Biological Diversity and other groups have long pushed for tighter restrictions on lead ammunition, arguing that the bullets containing the potent neurotoxin pose a threat to wildlife.

    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in May 2013 that EPA acted within its authority in denying a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups to limit the use of lead bullets under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA.

    The petition was the second from the center and other wildlife groups. EPA denied the groups’ 2010 petition, saying TSCA didn’t grant it authority over lead ammunition. When that decision was challenged in court, Sullivan ruled the conservationists had waited too long to file their lawsuit.

    Ultimately, Sullivan may have been swayed by the Supreme Court decision in City of Arlington v. Federal Communications Commission, which said courts must give agencies broad deference to determine their own jurisdictional authority.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I guess any bullet is a threat to wildlife. I don’t know of any animal that chomps on lead for food. The amount of lead in bullets compared to a naturally occurring substance is miniscule.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks for the update!

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  5. Always On Watch Says:

    We should not be surprised. This regime is determined to shred our Bill of Rights!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There is no aspect of our lives the long arm of the government will not reach into at the rate we are going.

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  6. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Would law enforcement and the military be affect by this change too? Is this why DHS has been stockpiling ammunition? Where is the cost/benefit analysis?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Don’t be a cynic Jim!🙂

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  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.
        Keep an eye on the article, because I believe that EPA will cite the water as contaminated if lead ammo is fired. Maybe a fine. Maybe a land grab. But I believe the lead, and the water, will be connected as the mission of EPA.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        The same with clay targets for trap shooting. They will have to go green as well.

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