Lead Ban Chronicles – CA, Here We Go Again!
April 12, 2013
I haven’t given CA Assembly Bill 711 much coverage lately. For those who aren’t in CA, this bill would expand the ban on using lead ammunition to cover the entire state. For those who are in CA and don’t know about this, shame on you.
I’ve made all the arguments before. I’ve laid it out, run it through the wringer, and beat it like a red-headed stepchild. There’s little else left to say.
There is no justification for a lead ammo ban in California.
Hunters need to step up, and stay stepped up, to address this thing and knock the wind out of it. It is not enough to complain that it’s another anti-gun/anti-hunting assault. It’s not enough to point to your NRA or COHA sticker and say you’ve done your part. The response to this thing needs to be resounding, and it needs to be real. Folks need to motivate… need to move their asses… need to get on the phone, send letters, and show their faces in Sacramento.
And fighting this single case isn’t enough either, unless you want to keep doing it every two or three months. CA hunters and fishermen need to get together to drive the HSUS out of the Fish and Game Commission, to put them back out in the audience with everyone else. They need to fight to get CA to adopt science-based wildlife management and regulations, and put a stop to laws based on nothing more substantial than emotion.
Or accept the inevitable. Lead ammo bans. Dove hunting bans. Loss of public hunting and fishing access. And the list goes on…
It’s up to you, Californians. What’s it worth to you?
And to the folks from other states, pay attention because you’re next on the target list. Don’t think this is just a California issue.