The left-wing-bats are once again trying to make an end run around the Second Amendment. Environmental and political groups have been trying to force the Environmental Protection Agency to ban all ammunition containing lead in the United States for a while. Fortunately, Thursday a federal court said no. Again. The District of Columbia US District Court dismissed another lawsuit brought by socialist groups who are trying to force the EPA to overstep their role. In essence, if they can’t get rid of guns through outlawing the Second Amendment, they want to do it by claiming bullets are toxic and must be eliminated.
The judge, Emmet G. Sullivan dismissed the lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and six other groups. He said the CBD’s appeal was merely an attempt to bring a 2010 suit the EPA had denied back to the table. The Institute for Legislative Action of the NRA reported, under the Toxic Substance Control Act, the EPA says it does not have the authority to regulate ammunition, and they refuse to do so.
According to NRA-ILA, “When TSCA was passed in 1976, pro-gun legislators led by the late Sen. James McClure (R-Idaho) added language to the bill specifically exempting ammunition from EPA control. They knew, even then, that radical anti-hunting groups could try to use the law to end hunting and recreational shooting by making ammo too expensive. Their foresight has now provided an invaluable protection against the effort to ban traditional lead ammunition.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that typical ammunition makes up 95 percent of the U.S. market and is the staple ammunition for target shooters, hunters and law enforcement, with more than 10 billion rounds sold annually.