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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Gun Control Imminent" update...

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition.

The agency said Friday that it did not have the authority to enact the ban under the Toxic Substances Control Act, as the groups had requested.

But the EPA says it's still reviewing another part of the petition, to ban lead fishing sinkers.

The agency informed one of the groups, American Bird Conservancy, of the decision in a letter.

The groups had argued in their petition that millions of animals are dying from eating lead-shot pellets or carcasses contaminated by lead. They say an estimated 10 million to 20 million birds and other animals die each year from lead poisoning in the U.S.

(End of story. My commentary is below)
So why is the EPA even considering involvement in banning either lead bullets or sinkers? Shouldn't this have been considered by the Fish & Wildlife Service?

Wonder what drove this decision to back off, could it have been all the attention being paid to the subject?

Just wondering.


sig94 said...

I imagine the flood of outrage from sportsmen may have taken them aback. And when in the hell do they get the numbers for tens of millions of birds that die from lead poisoning? Another made up, completely bogus statistic from the anti-gun nuts.

Subvet said...

Sig94, Mark Twain said there "lies, damned lies and statistics". This would be a case in point. As for being taken aback by the response of sportsmen, this isn't the first time this administration has been blindsided by a huge groundswell of anger. I recall during the first six months, B.O. floated the idea of having service connected injuries paid in part by the veterans themselves. That one died so quick it wasn't funny.

If you think the NRA is a powerful lobby, just piss off the veteran's organizations.

ABNPOPPA said...

This ain't over my friend, this ain't over! Mark my words


Subvet said...

Pops, I've no doubt we'll see more lunacy like this. We'd better stay on our toes.

Cookie..... said...

I've always liked the quote "An armed person is a citizen. An unarmed person is a slave."


"Those who beat their weapons into plow-shares will be slaves to those who DIDN"T!"

Subvet said...

Cookie, I like that second one best. Really tells the truth.

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