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California: Vote to Ban Traditional Ammunition to be Heard in Senate Committee on Monday

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee MUST hear your OPPOSITION

Assembly Bill 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting.  This bill’s next stop is in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 23, when it is expected to be brought up for a vote.   We need a strong voice of opposition to AB 711.

Extensive research has shown that traditional lead ammunition does NOT pose a health hazard for hunters.

In order to save California’s hunting heritage, all hunters, recreational shooters and gun owners MUST actively oppose AB 711.  We strongly urge you to contact each member of the state Senate Appropriations Committee listed below.  Please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen and gun owners throughout California and urge them to do the same.

There are five facts that you can communicate to members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee and your state Senator as reasons to OPPOSE AB 711:


1)    The lead in ammunition is not the same as the highly toxic, chemical lead in old paint and gasoline.

2)    Federal and state health department studies have concluded that lead ammunition is not a human health risk.

3)    Studies have found that lead ammunition does not cause lead poisoning in wildlife.

4)    Despite 99% hunter compliance, the AB 821 lead ammunition ban has failed to reduce lead poisoning in condors.

5)    AB 711 fails to address the alternative sources of lead in the environment that are poisoning condors and other wildlife.

To view a copy of the NRA’s opposition letter to AB 711, please click here.

You can also remain informed on important issue to hunters, like California’s AB 711 and other attempts to ban traditional ammunition at NRAhuntersrights.org.

The state Senators below are the key votes on the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Please contact each of them as soon as possible and respectfully ask them to OPPOSE AB 711. 

Senator Kevin de León (D-22) - Chairman  

State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817

E-mail: senator.deleon@sen.ca.gov

 

Senator Jerry Hill (D-13)   

State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4013
Fax: (916) 324-0283

E-mail: senator.hill@sen.ca.gov

 

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-33)  

State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916)-327-9113 

E-mail: senator.lara@sen.ca.gov

 

Senator Alex Padilla (D-20)  

State Capitol, Room 4038
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4020
Fax:  (916) 324-6645
E-mail: senator.padilla@sen.ca.gov

 

Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-6)  

State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  (916) 651-4006
Fax:  (916) 323-2263

E-mail: senator.steinberg@sen.ca.gov

 

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