Well they've actually done it! California just effectively neutered gun owners and hunters by passing into law AB711, which bans the use of ammunition
made of lead. What's more, they used animal humane and environmental groups to slam this through. There was NOTHING on the news about this, as if
there was I'm sure there would have been a public outcry, especially here in the "red" end of [rural Northern] California. The only reason I found out
about it is an email I received from the Humane Society of the United States, whose email list I was on because I've supported shelter and animal
rescue causes in the past.
Unleaded ammo is very hard to find (I've never seen it in any store here, ever) and the cost is outrageous, about 3 to 6 bucks a round.
This is how the anti-gun statists operate and force their agenda on a supposedly free Republic - they don't "exactly" outlaw the thing they want done
away with, but they put so many regulations in place, it eventually becomes impossible to exercise the right in question.
Here's a copy of the email text I received:
"October 11, 2013
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Today is an important day for wildlife protection in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation today thanks in no small part to
all the hard work The HSUS and our supporters have put in to protecting California's wildlife and people.
Gov. Brown’s signing of AB 711 means hunters in California will be required to use non-lead ammunition to stop the incidental poisoning of dozens of
species, and stop these bullets from killing long after they have left the chamber. His signature on AB 1213 will add a no-trapping buffer zone for
bobcats around Joshua Tree National Park and stop commercial trappers from catching and killing bobcats on private property without the consent of the
Our California State Director Jennifer Fearing says, “California has led the nation in creating humane laws, and today’s pair of actions by
Governor Brown is an incredible victory for wildlife and humans alike." Read more on my blog»
Thank you for all you do for California's animals.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States"
edit on 13-10-2013 by Gemwolf because: Removed all caps title