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May 23, 2012

NSSF Urges Support of Traditional Ammunition Amendment

Hold Down Military and Civilian Ammunition Costs

Urge “YES” vote on the Inhofe-Manchin Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act

Call Your Senators at 202-224-3121

U.S. Sens. Inhofe and Manchin will offer an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from banning traditional ammunition containing lead components under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). This amendment is the same language that passed by voice vote en bloc in the House Armed Services Committee last week.

NSSF asks you to support the cost-saving Inhofe-Manchin amendment to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Preventing a ban on traditional ammunition will stop ammunition costs from skyrocketing for not only the U.S. military, but also for hunters, shooters and law enforcement. If hunting and target shooting become too expensive, people will hunt and shoot less and funding for conservation will be severely impacted. Recent estimates show that if the EPA banned lead in traditional ammunition, it would lead to over a billion dollar a year increase in ammunition costs for the military in a time when the defense budget is being cut.

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge your senators to vote YES on the Inhofe-Manchin Amendment to keep our military and civilian ammunition costs from skyrocketing.

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