Not that I’m a fan of the NRA, but it seems they were on the ball this time and stifled a back door attempt to subvert the 2nd amendment. It seems like some of the enviro-nuts wanted the EPA to outlaw lead bullets and sinkers.
Here’s an excerpt;
In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups
to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn’t have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue. The decision came just hours after the Drudge Report posted stories from Washington Whispers and the Weekly Standard about how gun groups were fighting the lead bullet ban.
The EPA had planned to solicit public responses to the petition for two months, but this afternoon issued a statement rejecting a 100-page request from the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Bird Conservancy, and three other groups for a ban on lead bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers. The agency is still considering what to do about sinkers.
Read more here…
Cross posted from thatmrgguy