Joe Biden is once again attacking our right to keep and bear arms, and this time he is also attacking America’s hunting traditions.
That is why Gun Owners of America is jumping into the fight, and we need you with us.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), run by radical gun-grabbing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, is proposing to ban lead ammunition and fishing tackle on certain federal lands by 2026.
We have seen anti-gun and anti-hunting radicals do this at the state level in places like California where urban elites want to ban hunting and fishing.
They claim their bans protect wildlife, but the science on these matters is inconclusive at best, and studies have not proven that lead shot or fishing tackle present a widespread threat to people or wildlife.
California and some European countries banned lead ammunition years ago, and there has been no improvement in lead exposure among wildlife. It is clear that lead in the environment is coming from sources OTHER THAN LEAD AMMUNITION.
In fact, the “science” mentioned in the Federal Register is so weak the proposed ban wording claims lead shot and tackle “may” cause harm. By using the word "may," the government is admitting they want to ban something they can’t prove is harmful.
Lead shot and bullets have been used by Americans for generations, and there is no clear evidence this ammunition causes widespread harm to humans or wildlife populations.
Every year, new science emerges that suggests a connection between lead poisoning in wildlife and alternative sources of lead in the ecosystem. In short, we just don't have strong evidence to prove that lead ammunition is harming wildlife because there are so many lead sources in nature.
You and I know what this is really all about.
Gun Owners of America expects this is the start of a national ban on lead ammunition which will increase costs and decrease participation in America's Centuries-Old Hunting Tradition.
We need you, and your friends, to click the links in this alert and make a formal comment on the Federal Register telling the Biden Administration you oppose any restrictions on lead ammunition.
Please use one or both of the methods below to contact the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tell them you are writing to oppose the National Lead Ammunition Ban proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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06.16.2022 Things are getting crazy, and we are going to need your help. There is just no way around it. Once again, we are seeing a full court press on your gun rights. These assaults are both here in Oregon and nationally. And some of it is just plain weird. US Senator Jeff Merkley has sent out an email that calls for both a ban on modern rifles and age restrictions on their purchase. He has referred to “ gun caused violence. ” And, after promising a long list of new restrictions on your rights, he called them “only a first step. ” Every attack on your rights and property for the last 50 years has always been a “first step.” No matter how much of our liberty is stolen, it’s never enough. It’s always just the beginning. Always just …the “first step.” As you know, the most recent efforts to further eliminate your rights are coming from both parties, as the Republicans in Washington are working with the Democrats to craft new gun control from a “framework” they have agreed to.
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