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Better be saving those old car batteries

May need to melt down the lead inside.

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.

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Senior Advisor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

Sickening, just freakin sickening. Guess all those guys buying ammo after the election knew what they were doing.

Senior Contributor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

the obummers klans plan is to disarm the people like the tribal chiefs in africa do before they slay them

Veteran Advisor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

Your'e saying that the EPA has the power to overturn Congress?

Veteran Advisor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

It is not new news.

Lead has been proven for a number of years to be the cause of poisoning in many birds. Lead from spent shots and lead sinkers.

Do a google and I am sure you will find info to support my statement above.

It is not th end of the world for all the gun lovers there are options for non lead ammunition.

Net is that story is a non story, just another step in trying to prevent man from poisoning himself.

There are warnings about potential lead poisoning from lead 'fragments' in venison.

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

Lead in waterfowl areas is already banned in the US.

BA Deere
Senior Contributor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

There are a lot of things that are about to make all our lives miserable that have "EPA" and "1976" as a common denominator. Elections have consquences, Obama wasn`t just some cool dude Prez. He has packed agencies like the EPA with his......well I`ll just say it, his communist friends. These agencies have all sorts of regulations that have been gathering dust, waiting for a administration that will fund and enact them. There`s a lot of Sh!t like this coming down the pipe till 2012 when this fool gets booted. It may take the Republicans 10 years to repeal this crap, some of it our Grandchildren will curse us about.

Veteran Contributor

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

Lisa Jackson hardly made it to south Louisiana at all during the oil spill crisis.  I think she made it down here on about the 12th day.  She is from New Orleans too.  She was too busy going to Earth Day celebrations I think.  I guess you can't blame a bureaucrat/politician these days for trying to get rid of lead shot.  Those things hurt.  Rubber bullets would be better for them.

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

 They got their vision screwed up hysteria.  Let them stop the use of depleted uranium and clean it up, especially in urban areas, then they will have accomplished something real.

Re: Better be saving those old car batteries

President Obama's EPA is already well down the path to regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, something the act was not designed to do. It has a problem, however, because shoehorning greenhouse gases into that 40-year-old law would force churches, schools, warehouses, commercial kitchens and other sources to obtain costly and time-consuming permits. It would grind the economy to a halt, and the likely backlash would doom the whole scheme.

The EPA, determined to move forward anyway, is attempting to rewrite the Clean Air Act administratively via a "tailoring rule," which would reduce the number of regulated sources. The problem with that approach? It's illegal. The EPA has no authority to rewrite the law. To pull it off, the EPA needs every state with a State Implementation Plan to rewrite all of its statutory thresholds as well.