Backdoor gun control is here

ShootWhenICan

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Just came across this, thought I'd share it.
What do y'all think?


Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

Written by Allen West on December 1, 2013


I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That’s why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics.

However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. it seems that back door gun control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from ore in the United States.

The first contact the EPA made with The Doe Run Lead Smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri (population 2,800) was in 2008 but it was in 2010 that the EPA finally forced Doe Run to plan a shut down. This plant has been in operation since 1892 but will finally close its doors this month. It was the last lead smelting plant in the US.

The closedown is due to new extremely tight air quality restrictions placed on this specific plant. President Obama and his EPA raised the regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply.

In response to the Doe Run lead smelter shutdown, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the Doe Run Company “made a business decision” to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.

Of course this is why we need serious regulatory reform that precludes executive agency fiat, especially regulation implementation that exceeds a certain adverse financial impact to a private sector business.

Of course the canned progressive socialist response is “For years families with children near Doe Run’s facilities have been exposed to unacceptable levels of lead, one of the most dangerous neurotoxins in the environment,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement Assurance. There are a few auxiliary lead processing plants remaining in the USA but their function is to re-claim lead from old batteries.

What this all means is that after December 2013, any ammunition that will be available to US citizens will have to be imported, which will surely increase the price and possibly come under government control. It seems this is fully in concert with the US Military and Homeland Defense recent purchase of large quantities of ammunition.
As Terresa Monroe Hamilton wrote on Noisy.net

The effect is chilling: you can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when President Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. The result is that all domestically mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US.

Not only will ammo be even harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more. And ponder this, there is an excellent chance that Obama will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from the government instituting an ammo registration.

There hasn’t been a peep about this in the major news outlets, but it’s done. With the US no longer producing lead, all supplies will now have to come from China, Australia or Peru, with the overwhelming emphasis on China.

China is the largest miner of lead and the largest importer of scrap lead in the world. The highly progressive state of California recently passed a law that lead ammo is banned for sporting use. There is an alternative, copper ammo, but it is hugely expensive to make, and pure copper bullets are frequently labeled ‘cop killers’ so they can’t be sold.

So America, back door gun control is moving forward and while we are all distracted with Obamacare and Iran nuclear negotiations, our Second Amendment rights are undergoing an assault by clandestine infiltration. Remember we reported on this website the gun registration actions being undertaken in Washington DC. Barack Obama and his progressive socialist acolytes are quite savvy at political chess. He is seeking to outflank, envelope, and destroy the Second Amendment.

Now it’s our move in 2014.

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Flewda

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I was preparing myself for a "Yeah right, sure" type response thinking this was going to be linked to Infowars or some such. Certainly a little less reassuring to see it linked there :(

It doesn't surprise me, though. The EPA, along with countless other blood sucking divisions of the federal gov't has no other goal except to make life more difficult for most folks, and in this case even assist with limiting rights. I'm not a metal expert, but I suspect it's maybe slightly possible that lead is used for perhaps more than just bullets? I imagine this means a lot of prices would go up quite a bit. Gotta love the left. They are willing to regulate and tax humanity out of existence.
 

Vaquero

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Lead. It's use for bullets is a small percentage.
Batteries, x-ray shields, cable jackets (not so much anymore), wheel weights, on and on.
All these items are manufactured in massive amounts daily.
I still see truck loads of ingots on the highway almost daily.
I'd love to bash on the EPA but this is really not about disarming us.
 

TheCytochromeC

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But it feels so much better to panic. It really occupies a lot of the time most other logical being would spend thinking.
 

ROGER4314

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I lived for years in the Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri lead and zinc mining areas and hunted/played/rode motorcycles and did every possible outdoor activity in the areas affected by Jack mining. The lead dust blew off of the chat piles, got in the ground water and entire towns closed down and moved. Most of the area was declared a "superfund" environmental disaster.

When the ore played out, companies simply closed and left. They also left a monumental environmental rape of the land. The land was contaminated so badly that it was unsafe to live in or around! I'm not a tree hugger but you could not imagine how badly this Jack mining area was raped and left without any sort of reclamation.

Here's a taste of the lead & zinc mining activity in that 3 state area: The town in this picture layout was abandoned after a huge mine cave in took away the main street. There were scores of smelters in the area.
http://schehrer2.homestead.com/hockerville1.html

Here's what's left of the mining area:
http://www.geospectra.net/kite/picher/picher.htm
Chat piles were hundreds of feet tall and all blew lead dust into the air!


That is the history of lead and zinc mining in the US and that smelter was closed because it wasn't getting enough ore to make it profitable. Was this right? From my perspective....yes.

The upside is this........lead is extremely easy to recycle. You can shoot, reclaim, recast and shoot again. Sierra (I'll check this) has stated that they've been using nothing but reclaimed lead for a long time! At our club in Beaumont, they rebuilt their berms and pulled out lead collections the size of a small car!

I've been set up to cast bullets for decades but you need not get into that yourself. There are plenty of enterprising souls who will cast and resell the lead for you.

Things will change and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is NOT a calamity for the shooting sports!

Flash
 
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Vaquero

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The panic should be the administrations anti-business efforts spearheaded by the unconstitutional EPA...
Can't argue that.
 
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