California Republican: Lead Ammo Ban Essentially a Ban on Hunting
by AWR Hawkins 8 Oct 2013, 1:41 PM PDT
California Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly (R-33rd
Dist.) says the proposed ban on lead ammunition awaiting Governor Jerry
Brown's (D) signature is a de facto ban on hunting.
Donnelly was referring to AB711, which would ban lead ammo throughout
California under the guise of protecting the state's Condor population.
"This is a ban on hunting that is disguised as a lead ammo ban,"
Donnelly told Breitbart News on October 8. "It would force people to go
non-lead bullets, but non-lead bullets are considered to be armor
piercing, and if they can be fired through a handgun they are illegal to
own. It is a breach of federal law to own arming piecing ammunition for
"This will effectively end ammunition options for hunters, ending
hunting in CA as well," he explained. "And this makes no sense because
hunters help us manage the wildlife population. And through licenses and
other fees they actually pay the state to let them do the management."
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