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AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting. This bill now goes to the state Assembly floor where it is expected to be brought up for a vote soon. The NRA urges all hunters, recreational shooters and gun owners to actively oppose AB 711. We strongly urge you to contact members of the state Assembly.
We need your help NOW. AB 711 is scheduled to be heard today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It is crucial that you call and e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee respectfully urging them to OPPOSE this egregious anti-lead ammunition and anti-hunting bill.
The following is an excerpt of The Audubon Society’s “Facts Sheet” recently published in support of AB 711, and the Hunt for Truth’s response to “Their” alleged facts.
Assembly Bill 711 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 8. It is crucial that you call AND e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and your Assemblyman respectfully urging them to OPPOSE this egregious anti-hunting bill. Contact information for members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee can be found here. Contact information for your Assemblyman can be found here.
In a press release issued by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on April 16, 2013, CBD makes the claim that the deaths of three California condors in the Arizona condor flock were “definitively linked to lead poisoning from ingesting spent lead ammunition fragments in carrion[.]” The press release goes on to state that more than forty condor deaths have been “due to poisoning from ingesting lead ammunition fragments left in gut piles or carcasses of shot game.”
On Wednesday, the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, (the Court) denied a petition brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) regarding University of California, Davis’ (UCD) failure to produced documents in response to a public records request. The case, HSUS v. Regents, addresses an issue that is extremely important in the current public debate about lead ammunition. The case is important because it addresses the ability of researchers at publicly funded universities to withhold information related to their own research, even when the results of that research are at the heart of a hotly contested issue.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) deserves credit for its belief that education and cooperation, not legislation, is the best way to reduce the amount of lead ammunition in hunting. Under a cooperative program, hunters in Arizona make the ultimate decision on the type of ammunition to use when hunting in the condor range of Northern Arizona.
In Australia, ranchers were recently urged to properly discard old batteries left laying around their property, and to clean up and remove any lead-based paint to avoid poisoning their livestock. The action highlights sources of lead and pathways of exposure to animals that self-proclaimed environmentalists seeking to ban the use of lead ammunition try to ignore in the United States.
Las Vegas, NV-- CBD is again using scare tactics to demonize the use of traditional lead ammunition in hunting, this time in Nevada.