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Green bullets, indeed

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POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:03pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:48pm

I spent my lunch hour looking for the best priced ammunition and after reading the following, I realized I'll soon be paying even more than I am now.

You see, the EPA, the most oppressive governmental agency there is, is now going to start fooling around with your ammunition.

The following is from Breitbart:

"..state regulations, and military goals, traditional lead ammo is on its way out and "green bullets" are on their way in."

As Breitbart News reported on December 1, EPA regulations led to the closing of the a lead smelter in Missouri, which is expected to push up prices for traditional lead ammo. On top of this are regulations like the recent statewide lead ammo ban in California, signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on October 11. This ban forces hunters to seek out nontraditional alternatives for their ammunition. In this way, the ban mandates "green bullets" by default. Moreover, as Fox News reports, the military has set 2018 as its target date to have troops operating lead-ammo-free. "Green bullets" have been under testing at Picatinny Arsenal since 2010 and the Army plans to issue "a lead-free version of the 7.62 mm rounds fired from M-14 rifles in 2014." The Army already switched to a greener 5.56 mm "enhanced performance round" in 2010.

With the military committing to the switch, the EPA making smelting a tougher business and governors passing state-level lead ammo bans, experts say "lead bullets will be all but phased out within a few years in favor of so-called green bullets."

Does the new ammo perform as well as the old? That is one question that has yet to be answered.

This is like health care. They don't even know if it works, but we're doing it anyway.

That's my point of view' what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Democrats in BOTH houses passed the 'undetectable gun' ban don... both houses to.

It's a stupid law, fo if they are 'undetectable' how do you ban them?

But that is politics don, on both sides.

don,

The 2nd Amendment says... "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED".

Ever wonder why no other amendment has that written in it?

Think don, think.

Republicans in the House of Represenatives including the Tea Party Caucus has passed a 10 year ban on Undetectable Guns.

Why are the Republican and t-partiers violating and INFRINGING on my 2nd amendment rights, where is the NRA in all of this?

Hide your guns the Republican & T-Party are coming for them

Sound like you are in favor of allowing convicted felons and the mental ill to have all of the guns and weapons they want deaf. Is that what you want? Sounds like you do not think that states or federal governments have any right to regulate what type of weapons are bought or sold in America. Is that true deaf? Where in the 2nd amendment does it say that deaf?

Is the NRA right that Obama is 'coming for our guns'?
By Aaron Sharockman Published on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 1:42 p.m.
We rated that claim Pants on Fire.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/jun/15/nra-right-ob...

Deaf, looks like you are BS to me.

Guncite...another right wing rag deaf

Well Don, google is your friend/enemy on this. Obama himself said, when he was a professor, 'I Don't Believe People Should Be Able To Own Guns'

http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_obama.html

http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Gun_Control.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Barack_Obama_Gun_Control.htm

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/author-quotes-then-prof...

And folks, remember Obama's "bitter clingers" remark?

Hey Don... idiot,

So Obama would defend gun rights? Hahahaha... Now would Obama LIE to us?

Nah... surely Obama would not LIE.

Hope for change in 2014. Obama is a super lame duck and lots of Democrats need to join the unemployment line.

Hey deaf ....idiot

Where is the proof that Obama would NOT defend gun rights? HaHaHaHa

I have proven many times that he has, do I need to do it again?

An idiot is someone who thought that the ACA and ObamaCare were two different laws like you did deaf.

Dave, they will go after primers or powder next.

And for those who think Obama isn't after the guns go look at his speeches from the time he was a 'community organizer' in Chacago and as a senator. He is real real anti-gun!

Yup, he is so anti-gun that he allows you to carry in National parks, something that Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr. would not do.

Buy a bullet mold, and learn to reload your own. It isn't difficult. The world isn't ending. With new discovery's in nano technology balistics technology is about to enter the 21st century. Here's a self guided bullet for Neal. It'll improve your aim buddy!

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-01/video-new-smart-bullet-...

If President Obama wanted to take our guns & ammo, I wonder why he expanded the rights of gun owners?

He did something that gun owners had been asking for, for years and trying to get Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. to do but they all refused to expand the rights of gun owners.

f President Obama wanted to take our guns & ammo, I wonder why he expanded the rights of gun owners?

He did something that gun owners had been asking for, for years and trying to get Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. to do but they all refused to expand the rights of gun owners.

I remember when Carter was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Carter would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I remember when Clinton was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Clinton would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I remember when Obama was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Obama would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I still have my guns, do you? The GOP & NRA must be full of liars.

I remember when Carter was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Carter would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I remember when Clinton was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Clinton would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I remember when Obama was running for President and the GOP and NRA said Obama would be coming after our guns if he was elected.
I still have my guns, do you? The GOP & NRA must be full of liars.

Thanks for the link to the truth Town. If it was the EPA, I guess we should be saying thank you to the republicans and Richard Nixon for creating the EPA

Thanks for the link to the truth Town. If it was the EPA, I guess we should be saying thank you to the republicans and Richard Nixon for creating the EPA

I don't care how the 'green' ammo performs, it's the idea they can restrict ammo.

The 2nd Amendment's right to arms, by definition, includes the right to the ammunition to the arms. And the 2nd Amendment, unlike any other Amendment in the Bill of Rights, says,. "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED."

Now what part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED does the government not understand?

I have read the 2nd amendment several times and nowhere does it mention ammunition deaf?

have read the 2nd amendment several times and nowhere does it mention ammunition deaf?

BRAVO !!! Finally you state it correctly, "Government" . Now for the next step; government by the people or government by a select group which controls congress, the economy, and the media ? And should the latter be correct then, beyond media influence, how might government manipulate your vote?

BRAVO !!! Finally you state it correctly, "Government" . Now for the next step; government by the people or government by a select group which controls congress, the economy, and the media ? And should the latter be correct then, beyond media influence, how might government manipulate your vote?

Atleast there will not be anymore lead build-up in your firearms. Saves money on cleaning supplies.

Atleast there will not be anymore lead build-up in your firearms. Saves money on cleaning supplies.

townidiot-
Graphite is used in pencils- lead hasn't been used as a writing instrument since antiquity. The paint used on many pencils was lead based paint, however, until about middle of the 20th century.

That's an interesting study. I know duck hunters have been using steel shot for quite a while now. There's a pretty hefty fine if you get caught with lead shot in your gun in a blind. Most people don't realize Texas Parks and Wildlife recommends you limit consumption of fish caught in certain Texas waterways.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-r...

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