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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

    Manzoli7

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    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.

    http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/epa-reviewing-request-ban-led-bullets
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Manzoli7, there isn't much I can add to the solid commentary from GT members which your similar query elicited elsewhere in GT:
    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1258140

    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.

    best,
    Mas