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canebrake 10-05-2010 01:21 PM

Congressman Pushes a Ban on Traditional Ammunition
 
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Congressman Pushes a Ban on Traditional Ammunition

Submitted by cbaus on Fri, 10/01/2010

While recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate would protect sportsmen from a possible ban on traditional ammunition and fishing tackle, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation squarely targeting America's sportsmen by doing the opposite.

U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, (D- ILL), known for introducing anti-gun legislation such as H.R. 45 (Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act), has introduced new legislation that would open the door to ban all traditional ammunition. House Resolution 5820 would amend the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) by removing the exemption included in the law for traditional ammunition. It was that specific exemption that forced the EPA to deny the ammunition portion of a petition filed by several groups seeking to ban both traditional ammunition and fishing tackle.

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) and other groups have repeatedly pointed out that scientific evidence connecting lead ammunition to the harm of most animal populations is inconclusive. However, there are real concerns that forcing sportsmen to purchase higher cost, non-lead ammunition will decrease the number of days spent in the field as it prices many out of the market. In turn, this will reduce the funding available for conservation efforts, as much of those dollars are from the taxes paid by sportsmen when they purchase firearms, ammunition and other hunting equipment.

"Legislation like 5820 will only serve to reduce conservation funding at a time where every available resource is precious," said Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs.

Numerous organizations, such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation, have already voiced their opposition to this bill.

Take Action! Sportsmen should contact their U.S. Representatives immediately and ask that they oppose H.R. 5820. Tell them that a ban on traditional ammunition will hurt conservation efforts by reducing funds due to pricing sportsmen out of the market.

To find your Representative's contact information, please visit U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance.

007BondJamesBond007 10-05-2010 01:28 PM

It will not happen. He will not get any support from even his Demtards colleges.

spittinfire 10-05-2010 01:34 PM

Why don't these people just say what they want to do. People that dance around the issue and try to backdoor things just piss me off. This guy thinks we're all too stupid to own guns and live our own lives. No one should be allowed to have guns or ammo except him and his body guards.

pandamonium 10-05-2010 02:59 PM

^^^^^What he said^^^^^!!

opaww 10-05-2010 03:30 PM

H.R. 5820: Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (GovTrack.us)

There are 31 co-sponcers to this bill, and if you look at the names they are the same anti-gunners that always sponcer anti-gun/anti-rights bills. At least a few of them names are members of the democratic black caucus which is a known social-ist group.

CA357 10-05-2010 07:42 PM

...and now a word about his non-violent, gun hating history:

"... During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Congressman Rush worked to secure basic civil and human rights for African Americans, women and other minorities. He was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1966 to 1968. Congressman Rush also co-founded the Illinois Black Panther Party in 1968."

oops!

CA357 10-05-2010 07:50 PM

BTW, another of his gems from '09, HR45 creates so many restrictions that the Marine Corps probably wouldn't be allowed to have guns. :rolleyes:

It goes after firearm owners, not guns. That way he can circumvent the Second Amendment.

Here's an excellent read about him from Answers.com: Bobby Rush: Biography from Answers.com

deathkricket 10-05-2010 10:25 PM

I will tell you right now this bill will not pass as every LE and Military force will have to discard billions of rounds of ammunition and buy more at twice the price, that will not happen plain and simple. Lead based ammo is to woven into the forces that protect us from "evil"

Jpyle 10-05-2010 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by opaww (Post 363330)
H.R. 5820: Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (GovTrack.us)

There are 31 co-sponcers to this bill, and if you look at the names they are the same anti-gunners that always sponcer anti-gun/anti-rights bills. At least a few of them names are members of the democratic black caucus which is a known social-ist group.

Ironic that many gun control laws went in place after the Civil War to keep blacks in the South from owning weapons. Today, they are the gun grabbers...

stalkingbear 10-06-2010 12:21 AM

If everybody sticks their heads in the sand and says "no way it could happen" then there's actually a good chance it could happen. That's the problem is we all need to get pro active and flood the phone lines/emails/and faxes instead of denial about it. Get off your ass and call/email/fax your representatives today! You can bet the anti gunners are calling and pressing THEIR point of view.


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