Date: 3/4/17 7:17 am From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...> Subject: Re: lead ammo
DoD and other Federal agencies have taken steps to deal with lead at firing ranges where the substrate gets contaminated and must be safely disposed. This is a costly endeavor which requires excavation and all the associated expenses of packing, tracking, transportation and burial. Some research into different facilities to reduce the volume of substrate and thus the costs associated with disposing of the lead particles from the bullets/shot.
So there are known hazards associated with lead ammo that must be managed in facilities where biologicals won't encounter it. Why not manage the problem in the environment where biologicals will encounter it? As I mentioned before, bismuth ammo has similar training and knock-down capabilities as lead ammo. So the costs may be more upfront than having to clean up the mess afterwards, which always costs more both in terms of resources and treasure. This treasure is not necessarily human life, but environmental health.
The dialogue from the industry reminds me of the fight against removing tetraethyl lead from gasoline which was shown to be widely dispersed in the environment and was shown to affect human children and their health. Same story with the smoking lobby, and on, and on.
"When will they (we) ever learn..."
-----Original Message----- From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Judy & Don Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2017 8:09 AM To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: lead ammo
I call our senators and reps several times a week and most of the staffers know me by now and are very nice. I didn't realize I could also call about this "order" that was signed by Secretary of the Interior Zinke. But I will.