NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- The California Assembly could vote as early as Thursday on legislation that bans all traditional ammunition for hunting.
It is urgent to make calls urging opposition now. NSSF is asking all California retailers to post a copy of this alert in their stores and to personally call their Assembly members expressing their opposition to AB 711. AB 711, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would extend the now limited Condor range ban on traditional lead ammunition to the entire state.
The ban could go into effect as soon as the 2016 hunting season.
AB 711 would ban all rifle or pistol ammunition available for hunting in California and thus no hunting. Hunters would find themselves in the position of having a hunting season but not having any lawful rifle or pistol hunting ammunition that can be used.
The impact would be a substantial loss of business for retailers that sell ammunition and hunting related accessories and equipment.
As a result, the majority of the estimated $500 million in government tax revenue generated by sportsmen in California annually would disappear. Overall, sportsmen and women spend about $3.5 billion in California each year. The impact of sportsmen on the economy of California is tremendous.
AB 711 would cause a significant loss of sales tax revenue for state and local governments. It could additionally add to the unemployment problem and thus cause a loss of income tax revenue for the state as well.
You can contact legislators here and urge them to OPPOSE AB 711 Today
Visit NSSF’s Legislative Action Center
About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.