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California Anti-Hunting Lead Ban Headed for Vote

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance

Columbus, OH --( Earlier this spring the California Assembly passed Bill 711, sponsored by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), which would ban the use of all traditional lead ammunition for hunting throughout the state.

In June, the bill was placed in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file after a strong outpouring of opposition from sportsmen.

Further action is needed from sportsmen to keep the bill from being voted on by the Committee!   Anti-hunting groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, are lobbying hard to pass the bill.

“California sportsmen and gun owners need to act today to stop AB 711,” said Evan Heusinkveld, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Government Affairs.  “Anti-hunting groups know that this bill will limit the availability of ammo and drive up the already rising prices, all in an effort to drive down participation of hunters and recreational shooters.”

Although the bill is aimed at hunting, a complete ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition could easily be extended to all shooting sports.

Take Action! – California sportsmen should call members of the Senate Appropriations committee TODAY and tell them to vote NO on Assembly Bill 711.  Members of the Committee can be reached at:

Sen. Kevin de Leon (Chair)

(916) 651-4022

Sen. Mimi Walters (Vice-Chair)

(916) 651-4037

Sen. Ted Gaines

(916) 651-4001

Sen. Jerry Hill

(916) 651-4013

Sen. Ricardo Lara

(916) 651-4033

Sen. Alex Padilla

(916) 651-4020

Sen. Darrell Steinberg

(916) 651-4006

About:The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. Visit

  • 7 User comments to “California Anti-Hunting Lead Ban Headed for Vote”

    1. Eric Mills on August 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM said:

      AB 711 will likely pass, but almost 100% along party lines. Sad. Teddy Roosevelt must be whirling in his grave.

      There should be a nationwide ban on the use of lead for all hunting–fishing, too. Untold numbers of waterfowl such as loons, cormorants, swans, diving ducks, etc., sicken and die from ingesting lost lead fishing weights. And the sporting community should be leading the effort. It’s not about the price of a box of shells–it’s about environmental protection. No-brainer.

    2. hopalong on August 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM said:

      ERIC MILLS. You are a idiot. This is not about bullets, its about control. And you fell for it.

    3. I hear gold, instead of lead, works wonders! Maybe Bloomberg will even pay for it!

    4. Lead is a natural element and wildlife do not die from ingesting it. In reality it just doesn’t happen. Liberal lies to attack hunters and shooters. Restrictions on ammo are in violation of the second amendment.

    5. It is a shame to feel this way, but I hope kommifornia becomes the killing field that state government deserves. It sucks for the people of the state, but it is coming for all of us. Obummer will see to that.

    6. I think its going to take a revolution in Kali,..I really do ! TEX

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