Backdoor Gun Control: Obama to use Executive Order to Ban Lead Ammo Imports?

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U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan’s communications director told  Joshua Cook, “we’re very concerned and extensively looking into the lead issue.

After Congress defeated the Democrat led anti-gun bill this year, President  Obama said he would use executive action to promote his gun control  agenda. One of the executive orders signed by Obama  prevents military-grade weapons from being imported into the U.S.

If the President can bypass Congress by using agencies like the EPA  to shut down lead ammunition smelters, and stop lead ammunition imports by  executive order, then you essentially have backdoor gun control.


According  to the National Rifle Association (NRA), the only lead smelter in the U.S. is  located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company.  It has existed in the same location since 1892.

The Environmental Protection Agency is forcing the company to close due to  the excessively emissions restrictions placed on the facility.

According to the NRA, Doe Run made significant efforts  to reduce lead emissions from the smelter, but in 2008 the federal Environmental  Protection Agency issued new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead that  were 10 times tighter than the previous standard.  Given the new lead air  quality standard, Doe Run made the decision to close the smelter.

Allen West wrote that this closure is basically  backdoor gun control because a gun without ammo is useless. questions West’s main thesis that the  smelter plant closure will effect lead ammunition, but for the NRA it’s a big  concern.


According to the NRA website, “At this time, it’s unclear if Doe Run or  another company will open a new lead smelter in the United States that can meet  the more stringent lead air quality standards by using more modern smelting  methods.   What is clear is that after the Herculaneum smelter closes  its doors in December, entirely domestic manufacture of conventional ammunition,  from raw ore to finished cartridge, will be impossible.”

It’s a big concern for Congressman Jeff Duncan’s office too. U.S.  Congressman Jeff Duncan communications director told Joshua Cook, “We’re  very concerned and extensively looking into the lead issue.”

Earlier this year gun owners experienced ammo shortages that sent ammo prices  soaring. Duncan’s office said that his investigation into the shortages is  almost complete.

A shortage of lead used to make conventional ammunition is a big concern not  only for gun owners, but also for law enforcement. While visiting a local gun  shop in Greenville, S.C., Joshua Cook was told by the owner that local law  enforcement was trying to acquire 9000 rounds, but couldn’t because of ammo  shortages.

For most Americans, cutting off the ammunition supply chain is not only a  national security threat, but a serious threat to the 2nd Amendment and liberty  itself.

We will investigate further into this issue and report new information as it  develops.


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