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Posts Tagged ‘traditional ammunition’

NSSF Tries to Respond to New York Times’ Leaden Thinking

A week has passed without word from nary an editor or editorial assistant that the New York Times would deign to publish the within–the-prescribed-word limit letter to the editor we had submitted in response to an editorial that surprised even us for its mistaken assumptions and ridiculous headline. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that […]



Eagles are Soaring

Let’s start with a fact on which both sides in the ongoing debate about traditional lead ammunition can agree. The American bald eagle population is soaring – and not just metaphorically. The removal of bald eagles from the federal list of threatened and Endangered Species list in 2007 is one of the nation’s great conservation success […]



What Oregon Hunters Should Know About Traditional Ammunition

Using Traditional Ammunition Does Not Adversely Impact Wildlife Populations; a Ban Would Reduce Funding for Conservation This month 4,200 out of a quarter million Oregon hunters will be invited to take a survey about traditional ammunition containing lead components. It is clear the survey is a first step by the state in pursuing restrictions or a total […]



NSSF Statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study on Traditional Ammunition and Bald Eagles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a preview of a new study regarding traditional ammunition and mortality of bald eagles in the upper Midwest that has led to news stories misleading the public into thinking the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components is having a population-level impact on bald eagles. That […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition

A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]



Gov. Brown Signs Lead Ammo Ban; Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Rifles with Detachable Magazines

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law AB 711, a statewide ban on the use of traditional ammunition in hunting, the first such ban in the nation. NSSF and a coalition of hunting, sportsmen, gun-owners, labor organizations and law enforcement officials had urged him to veto this anti-hunting bill.  Read the governor’s signing statement. […]



If Lead Ammo is Ultimately Outlawed in California, Are We to Believe that the Humane Society of the U.S. Will Suddenly Support Hunting?

The recent opinion piece in the San Diego Union Tribune, “Lead poisoning a threat to wildlife” by the head of a national animal rights organization was the latest ploy in a propaganda campaign forged by those seeking to end hunting and fishing in the United States. In this piece, Wayne Pacelle of the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) conveniently omits […]



Traditional Ammunition Ban Bill Is a Bad Idea for California

California’s Assembly Bill 711 provides the latest crucible in the seemingly endless debate over traditional ammunition. The bill would ban traditional ammunition containing lead components for use in all hunting statewide. Organizations like the Humane Society U.S. claim that this bill is an attempt to protect the wildlife population from ingesting fragments of lead that […]



U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Ban Traditional Ammunition

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today dismissed a lawsuit brought by the radical anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity and six other groups demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban traditional ammunition containing lead components. Traditional ammunition represents 95 percent of the U.S. market and is the staple ammunition for target shooters, hunters […]