NSSF Leads Opposition to Ammo Ban Plan Attempt

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NSSF Leads Opposition to Ammo Ban Plan Attempt
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation led the chorus of opposition to a last-minute traditional lead-component ammunition ban attempt by outgoing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Dan Ashe.

Director’s Order 219 was published on the last full day of President Obama’s administration, without industry input and without scientific reasoning.

Larry Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel, has called on the next director to immediately roll back the order.  The directive calls for the banning of traditional ammunition on federal lands upon the introduction of any information that suggests wildlife is harmed by its use.  It also bans the use of lead shot for dove and upland bird hunting.

On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and the Environment, sent a letter to the USFWS Acting Director asking for all documents related to the issuance of Director’s Order 219 by Feb. 13 2017.

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Alan

Re this Safe and Sane Gun Coalition, seemingly a new kid on the block, I find myself curious re a few points. Possibly someone,anyone could offer some clarification or information.

1.Who are they?
2. Who is behind them, money, organizing, that sort of things?
3. Where did they spring from?
4. Re ultimate goals or desired ends, those being important considerations, what are theirs, or might one simply assume the usual ultimate goals, they being the doing away with firearms ownership use and possession by the law abiding private citizen?

Answers please.

Alan

To Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition, and the author, unnamed of the comment and recommendations, years ago, while working overseas, the U.K. Included, I lived in London for a time. While it was quite interesting, and in some ways pleasant, the gunless garden spot some would characterize the U.K. as being was simply not the case. By the way, do you, the writer, have any first hand experience with living in the UK? I find myself curious. Please advise.

Alan

Will the antics of rampant bureaucrats ever be checked.

Macofjack

Not until the bureaucrats learn something about weapons and their use!

Mike

It’s time to learn that “the bureaucrats” don’t care to learn about weapons and the use thereof. Their goal is to disarm.

Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition

8 years of gun safety legislation progress has sadly come to end! No American should own anything over a 380 ACP, 5 shot revolver pistol or a bolt action 22 rifle. Sniper rifles for hunting should be locked up at a gun club safe after hunting.

Macofjack

Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition – Talk about fake news, you are a fake gun owner! You had better find a new country to live in because the US is not safe for you!!! Take your gun CONTROL BS someplace else!!

Wild Bill

@SaSFC, who are you to decide what Americans should own? And the less firearm I can own, the less safe you are.

Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition

The reality is, air guns are now powerful enough to take down large deer. Only the military and a very few select police should posses firearms and ammunition. Airguns need to be licensed and regulated for civilian owenership. These new high powered, high tech airguns are a great compromise in the gun control debate. You can keep your assault rifle in a air gun format! Regulations could be set by maximum velocity and caliber. 0-75 FPS .177 caliber – license free! 76 – 1,500 FPS “current firearm regulations” over 1,FPS or full auto operation, military, police or class III firearm… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Safe and Sane Fat Ladies Cat Club, You don’t have any skin in our game. There is no such thing as an assault rifle in air gun format. You have no standing to tell us what needs to be licensed. We specifically have enumerated our Firearms Civil Rights to avoid your licensing schemes. Why don’t you just go and clean your cat boxes or something that you understand.

Ron H

@Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition, If you really believe what you say, move to a gun free sanctuary city. You will soon discover that you are prey for predators who really love stupid sheeple such as you.

Safe and Sane

It’s going to be impossible for 95% of America to ever realize you don’t need every person and even every cop to carry a firearm. At least as of a few years ago, only 5% of Americans held a passport. That means most of you never visited the homeland to see our citizens and police are gun free! Our gun murder rate is near zero and we all live happy without fear. Before you critique alternate views, take a vacation to your homeland, we gave you your language, law and culture. The problem is we should have kept you as… Read more »

Wild Bill

@unsafe and insane, “…take a vacation to your homeland…” What the hell are you talking about? I already live in my homeland! If you are talking about the UK, that island has not been our homeland since 3 July 1776, when your ancestors made the same disarmament error with my ancestors. None of your statistics, even if truthful are relevant to our situation in the United States. I have served with many fine officers and enlisted men in your army, overseas, and none of them were so undiplomatic as to refer to the UK as my homeland. Clearly you do… Read more »

Ron H

@Safe and Sane Firearms Coalition, I have roots and branches in my family tree that run all the way back to the Siberian-North American Land Bridge! I am a Heinz 57 mutt and proud of it. But, I do not have any blood from ‘Jolly Ole England”! If you don’t like Americans and our faith in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, leave our Country!

Safe and Sane Gun Coalition

OMG! President Obama was right when he said you cling to guns! President Trump will ban Assault Rifles and other dangerous weapons. He has come out many times in the past stating he supports a ban. I am not going to argue with any of you. You are not the problem. The problem is all the undesirables and criminals who buy these weapons at gun carnivals held everywhere. You should at least oppose this practice!

Macofjack

I spent three years serving in the UK and I can tell you for a fact if the Bobbies need a weapon they have one very quickly! I saw it with my own eyes twice so don’t try to BS your way around the UK not having guns! The military for sure and the police when they need them. That’s a fact!!

Alan

That’s about it. Fact v.Fancy. I too lived for a while in London, a matter of months rather than years. Your comment sir rings true, where others do not.

Alan

Push coming to shove, the bill of goods offered is,I submit, neither safe nor sane.

MDR

Safe and Sane Automobile Association says: what brand of car do you drive? if you drive a car that costs over $8000.00 dollars , you have more car than you need and it obtains too high of a speed ,and your car needs to be banned and/or locked upo in a secure place where it cannot be used. You should only have a car with no more than 115 hp and a top speed of 70mph so it cannot exceeed posted speed limits on the highway….So you need to own ONLY an old 115 hp car because we believe that… Read more »

Macofjack

President Trumps ban on an new regulation should stop this dead in it’s tracks!!

hijinx60

Trump will stop this. Glad I voted for him ( the only one with a brain ).

Cyberats

Since when do we allow any orders to supersede the date the authority leaves office ?
Jan 20th vs. Feb 13th