Rep. Massie Takes Shot at Lead Ammunition Ban

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Rep. Massie Takes Shot at Lead Ammunition Ban : “This isn’t about conservation. This is about reducing Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights. “
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie

WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Representative Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s last-minute ban of lead ammunition on national wildlife refuges one day before President Trump assumed office.

“On his last full day in office, President Obama’s administration made one last effort to bypass Congress and ban the use of commonly-used ammunition on public lands,” said Rep. Massie.

“This isn’t about conservation. This is about reducing Americans’ ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights. “

“President Obama was unable to strengthen gun control through the appropriate legislative channels, so he deferred to his “pen and phone” at the last minute. The Second Amendment Caucus will work to prevent this overreaching order from ever being implemented.”

On January 19, 2017, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe revived an effort to ban the use of lead ammunition on Service lands. The stated purpose of Director’s Order 219, which went into effect immediately, is “to establish procedures and a timeline for expanding the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle on Service lands, waters, and facilities and for certain types of hunting and fishing regulated by the Service outside of Service lands, waters, and facilities.”

The order seeks to ban the use of lead ammunition on national wildlife refuges by January 2022.

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tomcat
tomcat
4 years ago

justthefactsmam When you talk about loons I have to comment that they missed one. Go eat some lead and tell us how it tastes.

Justthefactsmam
Justthefactsmam
4 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

@tomscat
Stay away from the lead paint chips tomscat! While it is too late for you, you can still hang out with that cardboard sign at the supermarket parking lot collecting coins.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

Dan Ashe has revealed himself to be one of the people that President Trump can not allow to remain. Ashe is a Obama supporter that will cause nothing but trouble for the Trump administration.

Justthefactsmam
Justthefactsmam
4 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

How does that apply to lead poisoning in waterfowl, Bill?

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
4 years ago

The Second Amendment is the MOST regulated and restricted PRE-EXISTING RIGHT that the Constitution put down in ink for the world to see. These same restrictions ought to be applied to every “government worker” (President, Judge and Congress) before they can say or write any new rule, regulation or law.

Justthefactsmam
Justthefactsmam
4 years ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

How does the Second Amendment apply to lead poisoing?

Justthefactsmam
Justthefactsmam
4 years ago

Excellent wildlife management! Who can argue the science of lead poisoning? It has been documented in waterfowl for over 40 years. What’s the beef?

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago

Usual moronic idiocy and absolute bullshyte lies; There has been NO “documented” lead poisoning in water fowl in the last year let alone the last 40 years.

Justthefactsmam
Justthefactsmam
4 years ago
Reply to  Colonialgirl

@Colonialsquirrel Pull your head out you flat earth troll! Data speaks, you spout ignorance. Probably ate too much lead paint chips as a child. 22% of 202 Common Loons found dead in New England had ingested lead objects, principally sinkers and jigs. All of the loons that had ingested lead were adults representing 38% of the 115 adults examined. The percentage is even higher if birds collected only from fresh water are considered, i.e. 57% of 74 adult birds. These results show that lead toxicosis is a major mortality factor for Common Loons in Eastern North America, although the data… Read more »

Jusgtthefactsmam
Jusgtthefactsmam
4 years ago

Excellent wildlife management! Who can argue the science of lead poisoning? It has been documented in waterfowl for over 40 years. What’s the beef?

Tionico
Tionico
4 years ago

Somebody tell Mr. Massie about this: the obscure and rarely used Congressional Review Act, this gives congress the power to act, within 60 days, to quash an administrative rule (which this ammunition ban is) by simply denying its effectiveness. It urther prohibits that agency from making a later attempt at doing essentially the same thing later on. Pull that one out of the hopper and use to to stomp on ths stupid rule. COngress have already specifically prohibited the EPA from making any moves to ban lead in ammunition.. they made it hands off. They need to do the same… Read more »