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The backdoor approach from the far left

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  • suesarkis@aol.com
    _EPA considers banning lead bullets_ (http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/epa-reviewing-request-ban-led-bullets) Will Environmental Protection Agency
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2010
      _EPA considers banning lead bullets_
      (http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/epa-reviewing-request-ban-led-bullets)
      Will Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson make a
      back door move to ban lead bullets the day before the November 2 elections?
      Several environmentalist groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity
      (CBD) are petitioning the EPA to ban lead bullets and shot (as well as lead
      sinkers for fishing) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Although
      EPA is barred by statute from controlling ammunition, CBD is seeking to
      work farther back along the manufacturing chain and have EPA ban the use of
      lead in bullets and shot because non-lead alternatives are available. But
      here's the catch: the alternatives to lead bullets are more expensive. A ban
      on the sale of lead ammunition would force hunters and sport shooters to buy
      non-lead ammunition that is often double the cost of traditional lead
      ammunition. A box of deer hunting bullets in a popular caliber could be upwards
      of $55.


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