...our ammo. As crazy as it sounds, Big Brother (in the guise of the Environmental Protection Agency) is coming after our guns through the back door. This time they are trying to ban the use of lead in bullets and shot.
An environmental advocacy organization is trying to get the EPA to rule that the agency has the right to regulate the use of lead in ammunition, and then in turn ban it. Their argument would be laughable if they weren't serious. Just like the petition, the NRA's rebuttal is couched inside of legalistic twists and turns and just plain mumbo-jumbo. Fortunately, an understandable explanation of how nutty this is comes from both an NRA letter announcing their objections as well as the National Shooting Sports Foundation and also from an unusual source - Investor's Business Daily.
What can we do? Getting stuck between a bunch of lawyers, environmental extremists and the government doesn't sound like a battle that the average, ordinary citizen can win. But that is not the case. Let the EPA know that you think this is a bad idea, that it is outside of their jurisdiction, and that it will infringe on your hunting rights. We all know that lead alternatives are as much as 2 or 3 times more expensive, which is an even more important consideration in today's economy.
Its time for us to tell Washington that enough is enough. We have until October 31, 2010 to offer our comments. Our voices can be heard today, as well as on Election Day.