National Shooting Sports Foundation To Testify Against Traditional Ammo Ban In VT

Ban on Ammo is a Ban on Hunting
National Shooting Sports Foundation To Testify Against Traditional Ammo Ban In Vermont
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( The Vermont House of Representatives Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee will hear testimony Wednesday on H.460, which seeks to ban the use of traditional lead ammunition in hunting in the state.

The bill sponsored by State Rep. Willem Jewett (D-Addison) would task the Department of Fish and Wildlife to implement a ban on traditional ammunition as soon as practical.

The legislation instructs the Commissioner to adopt regulations concerning the use of ammunition in hunting by Jan. 1, 2016, and seeks a ban on all traditional ammunition with lead components by July 1, 2020 or sooner if the Commissioner so decides. National Shooting Sports Foundation will testify against and work to defeat this bill.

About 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 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

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John Hoffman

The banning of any solid ammo is just hype. We Can no longer use lead bullets to hunt with because it hurts the environment. So now let’s take away solid bullets like the 458. The 458socom is a very good round for taking down large ferrel hogs, bears like grizzly, polar bear and other larg carnivore. Any steel tipped round will penetrate armor to a sertant degree depending on how that round is made and how thick the armor is. For instants let’s look at the new 5.56 steel tips round that is said to penetrate 1/4 inch armor but… Read more »


Then BATF deems solid projectiles that can be fired in a pistol as “armor piercing” then bans the MANUFACTURE OF SOLID BULLETS IN THAT CAILBER . Especially brass bullets used by big game hunters now banned in .458, because of 458 socom , 458 win mag hunters can no longer purchase Barnes Banded solids in .458 caliber. Say no to any ammo ban , in the end its about bannning all ammo.