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California Uses Environmentalist Pretext to Go After Bullets

Written By : Dave Blount
September 18, 2013

When moonbats aren’t attacking our essential liberties in the name of the children, they are doing it in the name of the planet. From California, the moribund canary in the coalmine of freedom:

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California is on the verge of becoming the first state to impose a full ban on hunting with lead bullets — with environmentalists and gun-rights advocates squaring off as Gov. Jerry Brown decides whether to sign the legislation.

The state already has a ban on lead-bullet hunting in eight counties with an endangered condor population. But the new proposal, overwhelmingly approved this month by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, would impose a statewide ban on all hunting. …

Environmentalists and other supporters have broadened their argument beyond protecting the prehistoric condor bird, saying the lead bullets, and the left-behind lead fragments on which animals feed, are making their way into the country’s edible meat supply.

And they point to a 2008 study by the Centers for Disease Control and the North Dakota Department of Public Health that concluded lead is so prevalent in meat harvested through hunting that pregnant women and children should never eat it.

If only we could go back in time to warn our ancestors, who have been shooting game with lead bullets and eating it for centuries.

The National Rifle Association and other critics have posed a list of reasons for stopping the ban including that the 2008 studies never conclusively linked consumption with illness in humans; copper bullets are more expensive; the state would lose millions of dollars in hunting license fees that pay for conservation efforts; and no credible evidence exists to prove lead bullet fragments are poisoning condors and other scavenging birds.

However, reasonable arguments are useless against preposterous pretexts. Governor Moonbeam is likely to sign the bill.

If the libs in charge gave a hoot about condors, they would ban not bullets but the hideous and economically idiotic wind turbines that chop them into pieces.

On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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