POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:41pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:27am
tyler — The greenies are at it again.
This time, once again, trying to get the lead out of bullets and shotgun shells.
The website Hot Air reports, the first time environmentalists decided to try this backdoor on gun control was in August 2010, as Democrats approached a disastrous midterm. After getting petitioned to overrule law and declare itself a regulating agency on hunting, the EPA opened a comment period on the petition that would have ended two days before voters went to the polls.
Within 72 hours, the EPA withdrew the petition, stating that it agreed with the NRA and the firearms industry that it "does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)," and that they weren't interested in seeking that authority, either.
Well, the environmentalists are back with another attempt to get the EPA to regulate ammunition. Think they're still disinterested in seeking that authority?
Citing risks to birds and to human health, roughly 100 environmental groups formally asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week to ban or at least impose limits on lead in the manufacturing of bullets and shotgun pellets for hunting or recreation.
They're not interested in protecting the environment from lead; they want to use the EPA to make it much more difficult and expensive for gun owners to buy ammunition by having the agency seize the authority to regulate a key component of firearms.
Think what I tell you is wrong?
These are the same folks I told you about yesterday, who don't want farm kids working on farms unless they regulate it.
That's my point of view, whats yours?
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