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Washington Bill Seeks To Ban Lead Shot!

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

 If you have already contacted your legislators urging them to reject the numerous anti-gun bills in the Washington Legislature, thank you.  Now, a new threat has been introduced, HB 1822, which seeks to ban lead shot. 

HB 1822 is not an attempt to protect Washington’s hunting lands. This is a back door plan to erode hunting by placing unnecessary restrictions on sportsmen.  A ban on lead shot will raise the price of ammunition to an unacceptably high level, forcing sportsmen out of the field.  Also, many older shotguns are incompatible with non-lead shot; therefore, sportsmen would need to purchase new firearms or stop hunting altogether.

If lead shot is banned, it is only a matter of time before anti-hunting groups begin pushing for a complete ban on all lead ammunition.  Please contact your legislators at 1-800-562-600 and respectfully urge them to vote NO on HB 1822 and reiterate your opposition to all anti-gun and anti-hunting legislation.

 

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