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How will EPA proposal effect self defense?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Manzoli7, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Manzoli7


    Apr 6, 2010
    The EPA is reviewing a proposal to try to ban lead handgun and long gun bullets. I heard the new ones will be twice as expensive limiting the amount people can aford to practice. Also I wondered if you knew if they would be a differnt weight? For example many people think the optimum self defense hollow point out of a 4inch 357 mag is a 125 grain bullet going 1450 feet a second. What if the none lead one is only 90 grains?

    I wanted to get your take on this issue and find out if you think these new bullets would be as good for self defense.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Manzoli7, there isn't much I can add to the solid commentary from GT members which your similar query elicited elsewhere in GT:

    We also need to consider that non-lead self-defense projectiles are not yet thoroughly "street-proven," and all-copper projectiles can bring toxicity problems of their own.