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Traditional Ammunition Amendment In Defense Bill

by | May 22, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives last Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4410) that contained an important amendment not only to the Department of Defense, but also to all gun owners, the firearms and ammunition industry, and the nation's law enforcement agencies. 

The amendment, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), clarifies that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have jurisdiction over traditional ammo containing lead components. If traditional ammo were banned, its cost could skyrocket for all users, causing people to shoot and hunt less, thereby reducing funding for conservation and harm national defense, as the ban would apply to the U.S. military. 

This is the second time the House has passed language to make it clear the EPA does not have jurisdiction over ammunition.—courtesy National Shooting Sports Foundation

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