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GUNS: Don’t ban traditional ammunition

Letter by Larry Killion, Tacoma on Aug. 23, 2011 at 11:13 am | 67 Comments »
August 23, 2011 12:16 pm

About 35 hunters met in Federal Way Monday night at a public meeting with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Some members of the National Rifle Association had received notice that the anti-gun movement is attacking legal hunting and firearms one bullet at a time. The ammo ban was not on the agenda.

When asked about the ban on traditional (lead) ammo, Don Krage of the waterfowl division told sportsmen the ban is a done deal and goes into effect this season at all pheasant release areas.

The NRA believes the push to ban traditional ammunition is part of a new strategy being used by anti-hunting and anti-gun activists all over the country to attack our hunting traditions and firearm freedoms. These bans have a chilling effect on hunting by pricing hunters out of the market due to the expense of the alternative ammo.

The next logical step will be a complete ban throughout Washington. This is the pattern in other states.

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