NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on Tuesday passed on a 7-1 vote Assembly Bill 711.
In so doing, California is one step closer to becoming the first state to completely ban the use of traditional lead ammunition for hunting. The bill will now go the Senate floor for a vote. It has already passed in the lower chamber.
NSSF joined some 24 organizations representing millions of sportsmen and traditional conservationists nationally and thousands in California in sending a letter last week to State Sen. Fran Pavley, chairman of the Committee, expressing united opposition to AB 711. NSSF has also purchased air time on radio stations in key districts to help persuade legislators to defeat the bill.
“If enacted, AB 711 will drastically and negatively affect thousands of Californians that participate in hunting and recreational shooting and the firearms and ammunition industries as well as the vital conservation programs they fund,” said Larry Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel.
All California hunters, target shooters, gun owners and retailers should continue to contact their state senator to express strong opposition to this misguided legislation. More information is available here.
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.