On the heels of the Senate almost certainly approving a budget that will fleece veterans of benefits and the announcement that 19,000 Captains’ and Majors’ careers will shortly face the chopping block of early retirement, The Lyin’ King’s war against America’s military continues to gather steam. As does his war against individual gun ownership. The lead bullet is being forced into extinction by the EPA.
FOX News reports: “The bid to ban lead bullets…started slowly more than a decade ago. But with two dozen states, including California, banning (lead) bullets…the lead bullet’s epitaph was already being written when the federal government finished it off. First, the military announced plans to phase out lead bullets by 2018. Then the federal Environmental Protection Agency, citing emissions, ordered the shutdown of the Doe Run company’s lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo…” The Doe Run Company is the nation’s last smelter of lead bullets. Its doors close on December 31.
The EPA and several states cite “harmful emissions” as the cause for the ammunition pogrom. The EPA will replace lead bullets with copper bullets. Are copper bullets more environmentally sound? Many experts think not. But the EPA dictates that it is critical that ammunition which, by definition, is intended to cause fatalities, be “non-toxic.” California’s on board. FOX quotes The Center for Biological Diversity, after California’s Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, signed an order eliminating the use of lead bullets by 2019: “Switching to nontoxic lead ammunition will save the lives of eagles, condors and thousands of other birds every year…” Clearly The Center doesn’t care as much about saving “eagles, condors and other birds” from death by wind farm.
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