NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- 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 www.nssf.org.