Senator Frank R. Lautenberg on Lead Ammunition – WTF
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Anti gun Senator Lautenberg is well known for his hatred of freedom and firearms ownership by the sheeple and we are well aware of his many, many attempts to strip law abiding Americans of their right to keep and bear arms.
But as one of his unfortunate new jersey subjects found out, that same campaign of misinformation is being applied at all levels of his organization where they seemingly never miss opportunities to spread miss truths.
Hunters and Shooters may recall the recent end run by Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – when they filled a petition with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976
Luckily the EPA denied the petition.(Read More EPA Denies Petition Calling for Lead Ammunition Ban)
“EPA today denied a petition submitted by several outside groups for the agency to implement a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA reached this decision because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “
Congress expressly exempted ammunition from EPA authority under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976.
But in the lead up to the denial, multiple sportsmen's organizations wrote their members and asked that they email their congressmen and senators and defend lead ammunition.
One of our readers in NJ did just that and as you can see from the letter above, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's response is right out of the CBD play book.
Clearly the senator believes the same lead in your ammunition is “a dangerous neurotoxin” and seems to go on to state his disappointment that “congress explicitly excluded from regulation any article subject to excise taxes, including pistols, revolvers, firearms, shells, and cartridges. “
Like the EPA should be able to determine your firearms is a toxic substance.
Clearly we all know what Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's feeling are on the second amendment and it should come as no surprise to us that he would be just as happy to regulate ammunition into oblivion.
We can only hope that someday the residents of NJ will remove this dinosaur from public office. God Bless NJ!
A similar proposal to ban lead fishing tackle is still under consideration by the EPA.