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Lead ammo being banned( or so they say)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Jaykwish, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Jaykwish


    Mar 9, 2013
    I just read on Fox News that lead ammunition is in the process of being banned. I guess tree huggers say that it pollutes and that it kills eagles and different types of birds so they want to switch to "green" copper bullets. Copper being more expensive how much do you think a box of pistol ammo is going to be? I hope these idiots don't get their way I'm tired of paying $22 for a box of winchester white box .40. I can only imagine what an all copper bullet would do to prices. Does anyone think this lead bullet ban will happen?
  2. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    Already law for hunting in California I'm pretty certain. Saw a show where they knew some immigrants were trying to poach (deer/hog) in central coastal ca. Could not prove it but they got a ticket for having lead ammo if I remember correctly.

  3. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    They are obviously trying a back door approach to gun bans. They can't get the guns, they'll outlaw the ammo.

    Next your cache of ammo will be illegal.
  4. Arnold Kuhl

    Arnold Kuhl

    Apr 15, 2013
    NE Tennessee
    The gun-grabbers, in D.C., and locally, are a bunch of real sneaky bastards. Of course, when one avenue to more gun control closes, they just open up another one.

    It brings to mind the antics of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynahan of NY (Hillary's predecessor). The good senator (may his ass rest in peace) wanted to implement MORE gun control, and when he discovered the traditional methods were undoable, he proposed a 1,000% tax on all 9mm ammo. His rationale for taxing 9mm is/was unclear to me, but it was painfully obvious that this was just one more little sneaky trick to make it next to impossible for law-abiding 9mm gun owners to buy ammo and shoot it. How he rationalized that this bill, thankfully never to become law, at least not yet, was going to reduce crime was never fully explained. It was just the product of another warped liberal mind, and a critical piece of the liberal agenda. (I mean, where would a liberal be if he/she didn't fervently advocate more gun-control?). Today, years after the old boy had his ticket punched, you see the same thing. Banning lead for bullets and ammo screws not only the factory ammo purchaser, manufacturer, and distributor, but also the reloader (me) as well. What the hell are we supposed to do, shoot pebbles out of our Glocks? This time we have the tree-huggers to thank; and, of course you know it's FOR THE CHILDREN! HOW THE HELL DOES GUN-CONTROL STOP CRIME??? Somebody PLEASE tell me! How does shooting really expensive copper bullets save the ******* environment? Please tell me.

    This country is going to Hell; hell, maybe we're already there.

  5. I believe copper is around three times the price of lead. The last lead smelter in the United States just closed their doors because they didn't want to pay the cost of compliance with EPA standards. Lead for bullets will have to be increasingly used from old car batteries and imported from other countries.
  6. grumpy1


    Jun 20, 2012
    How could an all copper bullet even work??

    Copper is distinctly different than lead obviously. A bullet made of copper that is the same size/shape as one made of lead would weigh a lot less. That would mess up the whole operation of auto loading pistols designed with traditional lead bullets and I don't know if they could work well with different weight/size recoil spring etc not to mention the difference in ballistics, etc.

    That might be part of the plan - to make existing autoloading firearms obsolete and then ban future sales of.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
  8. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice

    Yep, yep and yep.

    Also, IMO - Copper is less lethal than lead-core bullets. A 125 gr. HP copper .401 bullet is the same length as a 180 gr. HP bonded, lead-core brass or copper jacketed bullet. Case space is compromised substantially obviously. It's damn near impossible to find solid copper projectiles (non-HP). If it's heading towards solid copper, 9x23 and 10mm will probably be the future for pistols as well as a huge increase in the number of 357mag revolvers. Cartridges with long for caliber cases will be what survive under such nonsensical laws. If the end of the GAP has not already been sealed, this will do it.

    Maybe there is a future in copper/brass jacketed tungsten bullets?
  9. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    They're not being banned.
  10. pennlineman


    Feb 16, 2009
    I'll continue to secure my own lead, cast it into what I want and use it as I please.
  11. JDSTG58


    Feb 4, 2008
    Yup. Cast your own......
  12. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I still have half a ton of lead shot.

    F be to the gov
  13. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I still have half a ton of lead shot.

    F be to the gov
  14. So how can they be so worried about lead yet they fill our light bulbs with mercury and kill eagles and owls with their wind farms?

  15. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    Do as I say, not as I do.
  16. Michael Rye

    Michael Rye

    Oct 8, 2012
    It isn't being banned, people. I can think of dozens of things to get worked up over, but this isn't one of them.

    California's ban has to do specifically with ammunition used for hunting.

    I do think the efforts of the environmentalists need to be monitored closely, don't misunderstand me.

    Ammo will continue to be manufactured with lead predominately for at least the next several decades.

  17. Walter Bishop

    Walter Bishop

    Aug 5, 2012
    How many times is this false story going to be reposted. Almost all ammo is made from recycled lead. There will be zero impact on the manufacture of ammo.
  18. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Barnes must be losing their ass.
  19. This. 90% of bullets are produced from recycled lead. Chill out...
  20. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    In order to defend our freedom, one must think as our enemies.

    The ban may be the production now, but also the use of the product latter. Think California.