Traditional Ammunition Ban to Cause Shortages, Price Spikes

Lead Ammunition Ban Report
Lead Ammunition Ban Report
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Sacramento, CA -( The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today released a new report demonstrating the negative effects that the State of California’s ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition in hunting will have on hunters, the state’s economy and wildlife conservation.

That report, commissioned by NSSF on behalf of the firearms and ammunition industry, was presented today at a public hearing of the Wildlife Resource Committee of the California Fish and Game Commission. The survey-based report by Southwick Associates quantifies the problems that this ban will cause. Non-lead ammunition is not available for about half of hunting calibers, and the report found the California ban will cause severe shortages nationwide.

Due to technical and market-based constraints on manufacturers, the implementation of AB711 will at least triple the price of ammunition, driving more than one-third of the state’s hunters to hunt less or stop hunting completely. With the loss of more than 50,000 hunters in the state, California’s economy will see a loss of millions of dollars in salaries and in tax revenue.

In addition, as hunters are the primary source of conservation funding in the state, a dramatic decline in hunters means fewer dollars for wildlife conservation.

Access the full report here.

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

The 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 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

About Southwick Associates

Founded in 1990, Southwick Associates is the leader in hunting, shooting and fishing market statistics and economics.

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I’ve got enough ammo for all my rifles and handguns to last a couple of lifetimes ! I only have about 300 rds.12 ga.but my shotgun aint my go to weapon nohow. Every 45 days I get another 500 rds.556,200 rds.308, and 200 rds. 45 auto. Have extra BCG’s,Lower parts kits too,repair parts ! I will continue to do this until that black muslim scum is out of the White House. There aint no such thing is too much ammo or having enough ! For people that want to stay in Kali thats your decision and you really cant bitch… Read more »

Brandon Hatfield

Nathan Drake that’s not the point of all this. its not about how much ammo you have. if that’s what you think is important about the lead ammo ban then your not the sharpest tool in the shed. its the fact that you cant use that ammo anymore. no one cares you have an ammo stash. no one cares you can afford to purchase ammo every paycheck. we care if we can get ammo for our rifles with out breaking our pocket book. we care about how it will affect our economy here in the state

Nathan drake

We’ll to all the people that are freaked out by this… Sorry for your luck every time I get paid I buy 3 to 4 boxes of ammo. I’m good to go!! 6,000 .22 rounds 3,500 223/55.6 rounds, 600 30-06 rounds, over 400 .243 rounds and about 900 shotgun shells 1/3 being buck shot.

Robert E Smith

Now that the jerry brown signed Into law this Illegal and non led use condition on the use what kind of ammo to use and the loss of not only hunters rights, but the use of lead at target ranges. He and some of his friends have cost the revenue of thousands of businesses here in California but across the states. It has also affected the use of firearms by the police in some cases. The military and the guns and ammo associations to teach children and adults the right and correct way to use a firearm A 22 caliber… Read more »


California is anti gun anti American pro communist.


Wouldn’t that also mean that the wildlife population goes through the roof with less hunting? More encroachment of dangerous animals into residential areas?
That’s Liberals for you.