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    Banning lead ammo

    From the NSSF:
    EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition: ACT NOW!!
    All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters:

    With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) - a leading anti-hunting organization - to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must decide to accept or reject this petition by November 1, 2010, the day before the midterm elections.

    Today, the EPA has opened to public comment the CBD petition. The comment period ends on October 31, 2010.

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry -- urges you to submit comment to the EPA opposing any ban on traditional ammunition. Remember, your right to choose the ammunition you hunt and shoot with is at stake.

    The EPA has published the petition and relevant supplemental information as Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0681. If you would like to read the original petition and see the contents of this docket folder, please click here. In order to go directly to the 'submit a comment' page for this docket number, please click here.

    NSSF urges you to stress the following in your opposition:

    There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.
    Wildlife management is the proper jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the 50 state wildlife agencies.
    A 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on blood lead levels of North Dakota hunters confirmed that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition does not pose a human health risk.
    A ban on traditional ammunition would have a negative impact on wildlife conservation. The federal excise tax that manufacturers pay on the sale of the ammunition (11 percent) is a primary source of wildlife conservation funding. The bald eagle's recovery, considered to be a great conservation success story, was made possible and funded by hunters using traditional ammunition - the very ammunition organizations like the CBD are now demonizing.


    Recent statistics from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service show that from 1981 to 2006 the number of breeding pairs of bald eagles in the United States increased 724 percent. And much like the bald eagle, raptor populations throughout the United States are soaring.
    Steps to take:


    Submit comment online to the EPA.
    http://www.regulations.gov/search/Re...900006480b3974...

    Contact Lisa Jackson directly to voice your opposition to the ban:
    Lisa P. Jackson
    Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20460
    (202) 564-4700
    Fax: (202) 501-1450
    Email: jackson.lisa@epa.gov

    Contact your congressman and senators and urge them to stop the EPA from banning ammunition.

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    Sample Letter
    Dear Congressman / Senator:

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering banning all traditional ammunition -- ammunition containing lead-core components. This is something that would affect all hunters, target shooters and law enforcement.

    A petition filed with the EPA by several agenda-driven groups including the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), erroneously claims that the use of traditional ammunition poses a danger to (1) wildlife, in particular raptors such as bald eagles, that may feed on entrails or unrecovered game left in the field and (2) that there is a human health risk from consuming game harvested using traditional ammunition. Also falsely alleged in the petition is that the use of traditional ammunition by hunters is inconsistent with the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, Congress expressly exempted ammunition from being regulated as a "toxic substance."

    As your constituent, I am urging you to do whatever you can to stop the EPA, which has no jurisdiction over such matters, from banning our ammunition. Please consider the following points:

    •There is no scientific evidence that the use of traditional ammunition is having an adverse impact on wildlife populations.

    •Wildlife management is the proper jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the 50 state wildlife agencies.

    •A 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on blood lead levels of North Dakota hunters confirmed that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition does not pose a human health risk.

    •A ban on traditional ammunition would have a negative impact on wildlife conservation. The federal excise tax that manufacturers pay on the sale of the ammunition (11 percent) is a primary source of wildlife conservation funding. The bald eagle's recovery, considered to be a great conservation success story, was made possible and funded by hunters using traditional ammunition - the very ammunition organizations like the CBD are now demonizing.

    •Recent statistics from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service show that from 1981 to 2006 the number of breeding pairs of bald eagles in the United States increased 724 percent. And much like the bald eagle, raptor populations throughout the United States are soaring.

    Thank you for your time. I will be watching your actions on this matter closely.

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    Find your US Senator here:

    http://www.senate.gov/general/contac...nators_cfm.cfm

    Find you State Rep here:

    http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml

    Send the sample letters to them!

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    So I put this post out here 24hrs ago and not one reply that anyone has even followed through with an email or anything. ARE YOU "F" ing KIDDING ME???????

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    Sorry my brotha, didn't know it was a "group hug" kinda thing.....

    I sent one out this morning to both senators of this pitiful state as well as the EPA.

    Jonathan

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    Thanks Jonathan!
    Not really a "group hug" kinda thing........more of a "Group Raised Fist" at potential BS legislation.
    If this thing actually get passed, all the gun forums will be buzzing with posts from pissed off people...that did nothing to try and stop it.
    It would be nice to see more people be proactive!

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    Email sent to epa chief and going to send one off to the senator here. I would also recomend everyone send one off to dudd even though he is done. He wont be replaced until january next year so he could outcome this vote.

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday denied a petition calling for a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA sent a letter to the petitioners explaining the rejection.

    Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, issued the following statement on the agency’s decision:

    EPA today denied a petition submitted by several outside groups for the agency to implement a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act -- nor is the agency seeking such authority.

    This petition, which was submitted to EPA at the beginning of this month, is one of hundreds of petitions submitted to EPA by outside groups each year. This petition was filed under TSCA, which requires the agency to review and respond within 90 days.

    EPA is taking action on many fronts to address major sources of lead in our society, such as eliminating childhood exposures to lead; however, EPA was not and is not considering taking action on whether the lead content in hunting ammunition poses an undue threat to wildlife.

    As there are no similar jurisdictional issues relating to the agency's authority over fishing sinkers, EPA – as required by law – will continue formally reviewing a second part [of] the petition related to lead fishing sinkers.

    Those wishing to comment specifically on the fishing tackle issue can do so by visiting http://www.regulations.gov. EPA will consider comments that are submitted by September 15.

    The denial is in response to a petition filed Aug. 3 by several environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Bird Conservancy and the Assn. of Avian Veterinarians, seeking to ban the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle. The petition claimed that traditional bullets used by hunters are inconsistent with the Toxic Substance Control Act and that such ammo poses a danger to wildlife, in particular raptors, that may feed on unrecovered game in the field.

    -- Kelly Burgess

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    I'm sure a ton of emails were getting forwarded to them, and some inquiries!

    Funny, didn't see any of this on the lame stream media outlets.

    Jonathan

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    Now you know why it is in fact the lame stream media.......

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    Finally the feds did something right. Lets all hope that this stops here and doesnt hit the steps of congress. Note his main reason for denial.

    "EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act"

    With that statement it leaves a lot of things to consider mainly those who do have the legal authority to do so.

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    EPA Anti-Gun Tatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stacks04 View Post
    Finally the feds did something right. Lets all hope that this stops here and doesnt hit the steps of congress. Note his main reason for denial.

    "EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act"

    With that statement it leaves a lot of things to consider mainly those who do have the legal authority to do so.
    *With the exception of those that are already well know to be anti-gun.
    Let's not borrow trouble, we have enough issues to deal with as it is. No Democrat in his right mind, in any agency or position, is going to go against guns or gun related issues in a midterm election year; that would be political suicide and they know it.
    Last edited by Ruby; 08-29-2010 at 03:41 PM. Reason: clarifcation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby View Post
    *With the exception of those that are already well know to be anti-gun.
    Let's not borrow trouble, we have enough issues to deal with as it is. No Democrat in his right mind, in any agency or position, is going to go against guns or gun related issues in a midterm election year; that would be political suicide and they know it.
    With the way things are going, and with any hope, Nov 2 2010 will leave alot of incumbents with no job. At that time they have nothing to lose by going against the gun crowd. Its a long 3 months until the newbs take over in january.

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