If anyone has wondered the reason ammunition has been scarce lately, even those common bullets like .22 long-rifles, these next three stories may shed a bit of light on the situation.
Seems the Obama administration can’t regulate guns by executive order, but what it can do is consider lead bullets an environmental hazard.
It won’t be long before gun owner will not be able to find a lead bullet manufactured in America. And what if, the President decides to ban imports of ammunition? You guessed it, your gun becomes a door stop.
Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West.
And for defenders of the Second Amendment, that means higher ammo prices are likely on the way — a situation Mr. Allen writes on his blog, AllenBWest.com, is akin to a federal power-grab on guns, albeit through the backdoor. He said the situation stemmed from the shutdown of The Doe Run Lead Smelter in Missouri, a business that’s been around since 1892 but due to close at the end of this month. Mr. West said it’s due to new air standards placed on the company that would have cost $100 million to achieve.
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