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Lead Ammunition Still in Danger in Washington State!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Please Continue Contacting the Governor and the Department of Ecology!

In September we sent you several alerts pertaining to the draft Lead Chemical Action Plan (CAP) released by the state's Department of Ecology (DOE) for public comment.  Through our political contacts in Washington, we learned that they have received more than 1,000 emails and phone calls from NRA members.

We are always gratified that our activists rise to the call when grassroots involvement is critical to the outcome of legislation, regulations, ballot measures, and in this case, a state agency document.  Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to express your views about the draft Lead CAP to the DOE and to the Governor.

In response to comments received from NRA members, the DOE was initially insisting that, "There is no proposed ban on lead ammunition in the draft Lead CAP."  A follow-up NRA alert pointed out specific references to lead ammunition prohibitions.  Subsequently, DOE issued a "correction" to the draft Lead CAP that deleted only one of the references to a prohibition on lead shot.  One change in the document does not cure the problem!  The DOE continues to state that it is not recommending a lead ammunition ban, only a voluntary conversion to non-lead alternatives.  The draft Lead CAP, however, is still replete with statements that unmistakably direct the reader and importantly, state legislators and regulators, to the conclusion that lead ammunition should be banned.

The comments that the NRA filed with the DOE can be viewed by clicking
here.

We encourage you to continue your communication with Governor Chris Gregoire (D) and the DOE and respectfully request that all reference to lead ammunition be removed from the draft Lead CAP before it is released as a final document. 

Governor Gregoire can be reached by phone at (360) 902-4111, by fax at (360) 753-4110, or click here to send email.  The Governor can also be reached by U.S. Mail at: Governor Chris Gregoire, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002.  Comments can be sent to the DOE via email at
hdav461@ecy.wa.gov, by fax at (360) 407-6102.  Comments sent via U.S. Mail should be addressed to: Holly Davies, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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