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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by oletymer, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. oletymer

    oletymer Member

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    What's the bill number? All I see is a ban on toys with lead content.
     
  2. highflyer

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    Lead will either be outlawed by the left or they will cause it to be so expensive that you won't be able to afford it. Kind of like what they are doing to oil exploration in this country and the price of gasoline. It would be best to get used to steel shot with all of it's inferiority as a lead shot substitute. Not much difference right now in price. Say good-bye to any gauge smaller than a 20.
     
  3. oletymer

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    I still don't see any reference to lead shot. They are talking about paint and toys etc.
     
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    Follow the above link and look at pages 21 and 22 of the "Lead in Products" listed under meeting 3. Looks like they want to ban lead ammunition.
     
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    Just one more reason to leave Washington state. Politics and taxes suck already here.
     
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    It's ironic that while many modern firearms can use alternative metal bullets (at greater expense) some of the most politically correct firearms will be rendered useless. These are blackpowder firearms that depend on lead bullets. Especially the antiques that have soft iron or steel barrels. A lead ban would pretty much mean you could not shoot an original Trapdoor Springfield, for example. And it would pretty much eliminate the .22 rimfire.
     
  7. Paladin

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    If liberals weren't in office, we wouldn't have to contend with the 'lead bullets/shot' part of this bill. Occasionally, a liberal will post that anti-gun legislation isn't a priority with them. That's laughable. How deceitful those people are.
     
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    Reported at the Lead CAP Advisory Committee 17 Meeting Summary
    December 13, 2007


    Are there data on ongoing releases from lead shot?
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    Holly reported that she is working to get data on releases from lead shot.
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    Martha Jordan of the Trumpeter Swan Society reported that she is trying to compile data on the amount of lead shot sold in Washington, but they may not include tribal sales. She also said that a crow hunter she spoke to estimated that two tons of shot are used in crow hunting in the Snohomish Valley in a single season.

    Martha Jordan of the Trumpeter Swan Society:

    Martha supports hunting and shooting but not lead. She reported that Dr. Mark Pokras (Tufts University) recently gave several presentations all across Washington in late November on the toxicity of lead from recreational use. Martha is preparing information on his presentation to share with the public.

    Many alternatives to lead shot are available. Hunting is the only case where lead is an intended use and allowed to be released into the environment. Martha is working with coalitions to find alternatives to lead shot in upland bird hunting, dog training, soft pellets (plastic), and target shooting not in ranges. Target shooting is not regulated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife unless the shooting is conducted on their land; target shooting is a new source of lead that is affecting swans.

    Agricultural land is also being affected by lead because hunters paid farmers to let them hunt on their land.
    Lead CAP Advisory Committee 16 Meeting Summary
    December 13, 2007

    The Peregrine Fund is sponsoring a conference on lead with the world’s leading experts in May 2008 at Boise State University.
     
  9. bigdogtx

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    Wait until the LEOs and their bodyguards get fined for putting lead out there. Now they will have to shoot steel bullets. This is the type of thing you get for voting Dumbocrat or STAYING AT HOME POUTING!!
     
  10. abiezer

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    I see Bob a lot,
    haven't seen Shane in a while.
    must be out installing an 80ft tower on the new property.
    :)
     
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