Anti-lead Ammunition Groups Use Scare Tactics to Advance Lead Ammunition Ban Agenda

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Minneapolis, MN – A recent article in the Minnesota Daily reported that University of Minnesota researchers from the School of Public Health and the University Raptor Center are pushing for a state-wide ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition for hunting in Minnesota. Using scare tactics straight from the recent California lead ammunition ban Read More »

Lead Ammo Ban Could Create Wildfire Risks

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Determined to push a flawed bill through the legislature, California Assemblyman Anthony  Rendon is ignoring a dangerous fire hazard consequence of his own legislation, which is intended to ban hunters’ use of traditional lead-based ammunition.  Rendon was recently confronted with information showing that his Assembly Bill (AB) 711 may result in an increased number of Read More »

5 Yr. Lead Ammo Ban Fails To Reduce Levels of Lead In Condors

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– Despite a 99% compliance rate by hunters, there has been no reduction in condor lead posioning during the 5 years that the lead ammunition ban has been in place within the condor corridor. In 2008, California’s legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 821, a law that prohibits the use of lead-based ammunition for hunting in Read More »

The Defining Difference Between Metallic And Industrial Lead

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  As has previously reported, there is a considerable and critical distinction between the potential dangers from exposure to metallic lead used in ammunition, and exposure to other more soluble types of lead, such as lead found in legacy leaded paint and gasoline. Lead ammunition, i.e., metallic lead, is an unlikely cause of lead Read More »

Scientist Tells the Truth About Lead Ammunition at Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency’s Annual Meeting

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina—After cancer researcher Dr. Don Saba gave his presentation to the California Fish and Game Commission on August 8, 2012, the Commission rejected a proposed expansion of the ban on the use of lead ammunition in the condor range within California, based in part on his comments. Dr. Saba is a Read More »

Researchers Allege “Evidence” that Lead Ammunition is the Main Source of Lead Poisoning in California Condors

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California – Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), recently published a paper, authored by Myra Finkelstein and Donald Smith, et al., entitled “Lead poisoning and the deceptive recovery of the critically endangered California condor.”  The researchers claim that condors are exposed to harmful levels of lead from hunters’ ammunition, which is preventing the Read More »