12 September 2008

If They Can't Ban Guns, They Work To Ban Ammunition

This is not a new tactic of the anti self defense crowd, but sadly, their initiatives are picking up steam. While their goal is to make it too expensive to shoot, meaning firearms owners will lose interest -- they are using the environment as a weapon.

"With gun control on the ropes in the judicial arena following this year's Supreme Court ruling on the 2nd Amendment, some gun control groups are looking for ways to make acquiring ammunition more difficult. Ammunition, they argue, is not protected by the 2nd Amendment. Copper is the main lead alternative in rifle bullets right now, and copper costs a whole lot more than lead. Hunters used to paying $15 for a box of 20 cartridges with lead bullets will easily pay two or three times that amount for copper equivalents."
A very disconcerting development. The worst case scenario is that if lead-based ammo were banned entirely, mere possession of the substance might be deemed illegal.

This is a news story and development worth following. Please read it and pass it along.

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