Might want to make sure you load your gun with lead free ammo in case you do have to use it on a shark, the heavy metals polluting the waters could cause some migratory waterfowl to have cancer and then look out for the lawsuit that would surely follow.
You know, the recent brouhaha about OC in national parks (well, Virginia national parks, anyway) got me wondering...
If the POTENTIAL
for a sidearm discharge used in PERSONAL DEFENSE
represented a notable hazard to the environment from lead and/or other metals then why aren't these hot-air-balloon-fillers up in arms about the hundreds of live-fire military ranges all over the country?
What about the training ordnance that is dropped, fired and exploded? Weapons and rounds dropped into the seas and oceans? Troubled aircraft ditched, crashed and burned?
And these idiots have obviously never been on a superfund cleanup site. I have. I've been on a couple. It would required thousands of guns firing nonstop for ten straight years to produce enough toxicity to even be measurable... and they're screaming bloody murder over the POTENTIAL
of a round or two or three which, if fired properly, would never hit the ground.
It's sheer alarmism and lunacy.