Court rules EPA cannot regulate lead bullets

There is more than one way to take away our Second Amendment rights, and the EPA is high on the list of methods of ways to control guns. Go after the ammo. I bring you the latest court ruling and then share a couple of earlier posts as a reminder that they will not rest until they try to take our rights away via ammo from our cold dead hands. Here we go:

Hunters, hold your fire — the Environmental Protection Agency won’t regulate your bullets.

A federal appeals court denied a lawsuit Tuesday by environmental groups that the EPA must use the Toxic Substances Control Act regulate lead used in shells and cartridges.

“We agree that the EPA lacks statutory authority to regulate the type of spent bullets and shot identified in the environmental groups’ petition,” Judge David Tatel wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Environmental groups had sued the agency to do so, saying spent lead ammunition posed an “unreasonable risk of injury” to wildlife and humans who would eat the animals they kill. The groups rejected the EPA’s assertion that it lacked the authority to do so.

H/T:Washington Examiner

Let us go down a bit of memory lane and what our government is doing.

Last U.S. lead ammo company shut down by EPA

The all-out attack on Americans’ gun rights is now being taken to the next level.

The goal is to regulate all forms of ammunition out of existence, and they’re starting with Doe Run, which is the last of America’s domestic lead processing and manufacturing facilities.

Now, the only ore-to-lead producer in America… the largest in the Western world… has been shut down by EPA regulation.

EPA’s regulatory uncertainty and an estimated $100 million to convert [to non-smelter manufacturing] caused the company to finally throw in the towel.

Lead’s still going to be manufactured in China, but it’ll be done without any environmental oversight, it’ll be scarce, it’ll be expensive, and we’ll have fragile supply lines.

How about this story?

OSHA gets into the act, weapons drawn, raids brass ammo plant

Government officials have declined to respond to allegations that armed officers with weapons drawn locked up USA Brass employees, confiscated their cell phones and otherwise violated their rights.

He explained that although USA Brass “had been subject to some civil enforcement action for workplace safety by OSHA, the company had completely remedied any such problems and had been given a clean bill of health by OSHA.”

So the “raid” apparently was unrelated, Marbut said.

“Because a warrant was served on USA Brass, anyone would wonder if there were some particularly egregious activity going on there, and what the federal foreknowledge of that activity might be. Because of the overwhelming armed force used by federal officials to mount this raid, that suggests expected resistance or some sort of ongoing, violent criminal conduct at USA Brass. Your investigation should disclose whether or not these suppositions, spawned by the tactics of the raid, are correct or incorrect. This, in turn, should offer some perspective about whether or not the level of force and intimidation used was warranted,” Marbut wrote.

I am not a fan of Alex Jones and Info wars, but the story nails it.

15 Responses to “Court rules EPA cannot regulate lead bullets”

  1. My Article Read (12-27-2014) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Court rules EPA cannot regulate lead bullets […]


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    This is great news, every once in awhile we win one. Of course they will not stop them so we have to stay vigilant. I think I will do something on this tonight, with the proper hat-tip, I hadn’t seen this anywhere else.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jersey McJones Says:

    Do you have to use lead?



    • bunkerville Says:

      If you want to have a military it would be best to have some lead around. Maybe china may not want to sell us any at some point. But that is how we use to feel about oil. Enrich the middle east so they could stick it to us.


  4. the unit Says:

    Bunkerville, be off thread a bit. Read your comment at Texas Fred’s about vaccines . How can they outlaw lead bullet injections when needed for us? A few billion for them already saved up, none for us to counter with… though I guess.
    As to vaccines, got my last one when 65, sick for three months. Been feeling well now going on 8 years. Doctor don’t like it. My suggestion reverse of Obama…don’t go to see “the interview” at a theater or sit in doctor’s office with sick folks. I do go to my doc, but go to the earliest appointment before the sickest get there, they generally don’t get up too early. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Petetmc3 Says:

    There is more than one way to skin a cat-can we still utter such anti-animal sayings- and as you say Bunker we hard working everyday slobs pay taxes to sustain those bureaucrats who sit around on their fat -can we say that-asses dreaming up ways to take away our guns and our fast eroding individual rights.

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  6. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    A battle has been won, but the war goes on. This is only a set back for the anti-gun nuts. The will be back with a different tact/ They will always keep coming back. Be ever on guard!

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      They will not rest Jim. One has to give them credit for being relentless in their pursuit of their agenda. As for Conservatives? Not so much. We are out toiling in the fields trying to make a living in order to support these wretched humans. There, I said it.


  7. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

    Liked by 1 person

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