GUN Lead Ammunition in Jeopardy in Washington State!

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  1. AB13

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    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4175

    Lead Ammunition in Jeopardy in Washington State!

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008


    Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voice Heard!
    The lead ammunition you use for hunting as well as target and competitive shooting will be banned from purchase, use and ownership in the state of Washington if the state's Department of Ecology has its way. Lead ammunition is a target of a series of recommendations in the "Lead Chemical Action Plan" prepared by the Department of Ecology.

    The plan is open for public comment until Monday, October 6. The plan and information about submitting comments are available at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/pbt/leadcap/.

    Lead shot has been banned in waterfowl hunting. Most recently, California passed a law that prohibits hunters from using lead ammunition in areas within the range of the California condor. A symposium was held in June in Boise, Idaho about the effects of lead ammunition on wildlife and humans. Most of the speakers supported a ban on lead ammunition, regardless of the cost, performance, and availability of substitutes. The Department of Ecology plan is yet another effort to remove lead ammunition nationwide.

    Please take the time to submit comments to the Department of Ecology and to Governor Chris Gregoire (D). Let the Governor know that there is no adequate substitute for lead ammunition and that any affects on humans and wildlife do not justify a ban as recommended by her Department of Ecology. Governor Gregoire can be reached by phone at (360) 902-4111, by fax at (360) 753-4110, or click here to send email. The Governor can also be reached by U.S. Mail at: Governor Chris Gregoire, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002.

    Time to nip this in the bud, who knows what other state is next.
     
  2. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    But steel is a cop killer!!!

    I'll see what I can do. Fucking hippies.
     
  3. Soybomb

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    Man that sounds like a weak position to take. I can't imagine that are any studies that show target shooting at ranges poses a health risk, and most certainly none for lead at indoor ranges posing a threat to others. I think that would be the far better route than "we need ammo and lead's not that bad..."

    Good luck WA!
     
  4. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I'm thinking about taking the 2A route. Something along the lines of infringing on ammunition is an infringment on the right to bear arms. Arms without viable ammunition are of no use at all.
     
  5. hsmith

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    I'd love to get rid of lead.


    But, there are no great alternatives (see: Cheap)
     
  6. more off

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    Washington resident signing in :mad:
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not the most eloquent at writing persuasive letters, but, I gave it a shot. Thoughts or changes before I send it?


    Dear Holly Davies,

    It is with great concern that I write you this email. It has been brought to my attention that the right to purchase, own, and use lead-based ammunition in the state of Washington is under attack. I find this upsetting. The fact is, lead ammunition has been around since the creation of firearms, and is a necessary component for the firearm itself. Removing the ammunition source from the firearm, is essentially the same as removing any other vital part from the firearm. A trigger is also a vital part of a firearm. The gun won't fire without it. The same could be said for ammunition. Wouldn't you agree?

    To me, the passing of such a regulation is an infringement on my second amendment right. To remove a vital part of my firearm is essentially the same as disabling my firearm. And that, to me, seems to be a clear slap in the face of the second amendment.

    Unless you can point me towards another viable means of ammunition to keep my firearms fed and functioning (there basically are none), then I see no other way to maintain my firearms that the second amendment so clearly protects.

    Sincerely,

    Austin L. Long
    Second Amendment Supporter
     
  8. acoop101

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    Fuck that bull shit, it's required for hunting here in central Kalifornia because of Condor restoration but loaded ammo is easily 2X as much. I created a solution though, I started turning solid copper bullets duplicating barnes designe. IT SUCKS IF YOU ARE FROM WASHINGTON DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN, once you go copper you will never be able to go back to lead legaly.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

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    glad my shitty state hasnt jumped on this bandwagon yet, guess i should stock up on more preban ammo.
     

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