Extremists Behind Lead Ammo Ban, Says USSA

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Extremists Behind Lead Ammo Ban, Says USSA

Postby Corey Graff » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:34 am

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Opposes Extremist Call to Ban Lead Ammunition

(Columbus, Ohio) – The United States Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA) emphatically opposes the anti-hunters' recent call for a nationwide ban on lead ammunition. Such a statement is an extreme policy proposal that is not supported by the facts.

On November 10, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) issued its call for the lead ammunition ban after the release of a report from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) that had been conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It reported on the possible dangers of consuming wild game harvested by lead ammunition.

The report found that while the levels of lead in the blood of those tested who were frequent consumers of wild game taken with traditional, lead ammunition appeared to be somewhat higher than those not consuming wild game; none had levels approaching those that would be of concern to the CDC. In fact, in its own press releases, NDDoH indicated food pantries could continue accepting venison, provided the meat was appropriately processed.

USSA Senior Vice President Rick Story states, "HSUS should stop hyperventilating and actually read the report since it makes clear that the average level of lead in the people tested is actually lower than the level of the average American. That fact completely undermines its call for banning traditional ammo.

Story continued, "It should come as no surprise that America's leading opponent of hunting, fishing and trapping has mischaracterized the findings of the CDC report. It will resort to any means necessary to deny the rights of sportsmen."

While portraying its call for a lead ban as not being "anti-hunting," HSUS' track record makes clear that its true goal is to outlaw all hunting, trapping and even fishing. One way of accomplishing this is to push sportsmen towards higher cost products that will limit how much ammunition they purchase and the number of times they are able to participate in their sport.

The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen's organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org

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RE: Extremists Behind Lead Ammo Ban, Says USSA

Postby paulie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:19 am

"Extremists behind lead ammo ban"  WELL DUH!! Who the hell else would be behind it?  It's like I said before, people have been eating game killed with lead ammunition for years, with no ill effect!!!  This all started with this jack ass William Cornatzer, who conducted "his own private study" on the effects of lead shot game!!  These bastards are trying to influnece the non hunting public, by feeding on their ignorance(not stupid, "ignorant", look it up)!  It really comes as no surprize(to me anyway), these pricks will do whatever they can to put an end to the American heratige of hunting and fishing!!!!

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RE: Extremists Behind Lead Ammo Ban, Says USSA

Postby dmcianfa » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:41 am

Why aren't organizations such as the NRA and USSA digging up dirt on some of these groups to bring them down, since they constantly use fire, we should use fire to fight fire?  I say dig hard into some of their ties to radicals and its moneys.  Find out what skeletons they are hiding in their closet and that will bring the attention to them.  Maybe then they would think before proposing such "ignorant" bans.  Such ludicracy.  I say it's time to take it to them and expose their weaknesses and flaws.  [:@][:@] [:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:'(]
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RE: Extremists Behind Lead Ammo Ban, Says USSA

Postby Highlander Archery » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:07 pm

NRA and USSA were the FIRST to bring out this Dr's BOD position on the Peregrine Fund, this was brought out earlier this year.

Barnes Bullets even denounced this Dr's assertions.

This issue, ammo serialization, and micro-stamping all were exposed very early this year(Around Feb).

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