Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups that had sought to ban the use of lead in ammunition.
Agreeing with the position of the NRA and the firearms industry, the agency explained in a news release that it “does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).” Further crushing the hopes of anti-gun and anti-hunting activists, the release added: “nor is the agency seeking such authority.”
Earlier this month I wrote on this as the Toxic Substances Control Act was the vehicle some were using to bad lead ammunitions. It appears this is not going to be the case for now. Now it is time for good sound research to address this issue once and for all. The hunting, angling and shooting sports community deserve good solid science and understanding of this topic to determine if it is or is not an issue. Then we can make informed decisions…
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