Minnesota Proposing Ban On Lead Hunting Ammo

Minnesota Youth Pheasant Hunting
Minnesota Youth Pheasant Hunting
Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

Minnesota – -(Ammoland.com)- This past weekend, my son and I enjoyed his first pheasant hunt in Watertown, MN with his brand new .410 break-action shotgun.

I had a bit of sticker shock when I saw the price of shells for his gun.

I'm afraid that price could get much, MUCH higher.

The Minnesota Department of National Resources (MN DNR) has opened up a comment period for proposed rules that would prohibit the use of lead ammunition in Minnesota's 1.3 million acres of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) – and even statewide for certain species of small game.

This prohibition would make hunting two to four times more expensive, without having any measurable benefit on the environment.

You can view the proposed rules at this link.

In 2008, California introduced a lead ammunition ban in an attempt to reduce lead exposure to the California Condor. Despite 99% compliance with the law, the issue of lead levels in wildlife went unchanged.

Researchers have since identified that the chief contributing factor was industrial lead usage, rather than lead shot by hunters.

While the Condor's lead levels remained stagnant, the price of hunting ammunition in California skyrocketed.

Don't let that happen here. Your voice is needed NOW!

Take a few minutes and do the following this TODAY:

E-Mail the MN DNR: Send an e-mail to Jason Abraham at [email protected] and let him know that you're a gun owner, that you oppose any restriction on your right to make the best choice for affordable and high-performing ammunition, and that Minnesota should not taken on proposals that make hunting less accessible.

If you're able, please consider chipping in $10 or $20, or more, to the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC so that we can continue to quell the tide of anti-hunting regulation and legislation in Saint Paul.

We'll continue to monitor this issue in the months ahead and will keep you up to date on the latest developments with the Minnesota DNR.

Thanks for your support.
Rob Doar
Political Director

P.S. The Minnesota DNR is proposing new lead ammunition prohibitions that could increase the cost of hunting by two to four times. Please e-mail Jason Abraham at [email protected] and tell him that you are opposed to the proposed new regulation.

Minnesota Proposing Ban On Lead Hunting Ammo
Minnesota Proposing Ban On Lead Hunting Ammo

About Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC) is a non-partisan single-issue political action committee that supports pro-Second Amendment lawmakers and candidates seeking state and federal office in Minnesota. MNGOPAC mobilizes Minnesotans through grassroots efforts to support pro-Second Amendment candidates while financially supporting candidates throughout the state.

Paid for by the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
PO Box 131718 – Saint Paul, MN – 55113
(612) 424-4032 – [email protected]
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The lead ammo ban in California was a dishonest effort by California Liberals to use junk science to ban common lead hunting ammo. This has totally screwed upland bird season for us– dentists are rubbing their hands together waiting to replace all the molars we’ll be shattering biting down on steel shot. Do not be fooled. The California Condor’s lead levels haven’t dropped despite our high compliance rate. Our heartless liberals don’t care. It was never about the Condor, it was about artificially making it more expensive and difficult to hunt. Further, our rich elitist hunters welcome this legislation, since… Read more »

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Ace Hole

To some low-information reader your argument at first seems reasonable, but once you look deeper into the facts of lead shot you realize that what you think is a threat is false. The lead we shoot from guns is the same exact lead that is found in the earth, no one is screaming to dig all the lead out of the earth or else bad things will happen. It is a false flag. Hunters have been using lead shot since the invention of firearms, but there is not a single case in history of hunters or their children having lead… Read more »

Ryan F
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Ryan F

So if there are only three shots or so taken during a deer hunting season, why is it such a big deal if lead is used?
Couldn’t agree more!

Derrick
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Derrick

I like the graphic that equates a ban on lead shot to a ban on hunting. Um… not really. All this proposed ban is trying to do is reduce the presence of a probable carcinogen (lead) in our environment. Why would you want to risk feeding meat tainted with lead to your family when there are other feasible options for ammunition? Lead is especially harmful to children. It is know to affects children’s brain development resulting in lower IQ, attention issues, anemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs. All these potential effects are irreversible! There is… Read more »

John
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John

I won’t feed my kids lead tainted meat. There are lot’s of good lead free stuff out there.

Bill G
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Bill G

When I looked today on the website of the place I buy my ammo, the price of a Federal 30-06 with a Nosler Ballistic Tip (lead) round was $1.51. The price of the comparable Federal solid copper round was $1.80. How many rounds does a person go through during a deer season? Three?

Please explain how this quadruples the cost of hunting.

ps. The solid copper round performs much better. Isn’t it a smarter choice anyway?