Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Regulating Lead Ammunition

Dan Zimmerman
The Truth About Guns

If you’re a member of the civilian disarmament industrial complex, anything that makes owning and operating a firearm more difficult or expensive is a step in the right direction. If you can’t get something like universal background checks federally mandated — and they have no hope of even that in the foreseeable future — you try other avenues. Like the courts. One long-standing effort has been to classify lead bullets and shot as toxic in the hopes of getting the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate lead ammunition out of existence (see California). But today, the US District Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit slapped down tree huggers and gun grabbers alike by ruling “that environmental groups have suggested no way in which EPA could regulate spent lead bullets and shot without also regulating cartridges and shells.”…



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