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September 23, 2010

Congressman Introduces Bill to Remove Ammunition Exemption From TSCA


Following a strong grassroots campaign led by NSSF, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – an established anti-hunting group — to ban the production and distribution of traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The EPA was forced to deny the petition based on language in the TSCA that specifically exempts ammunition from being considered a “chemical substance.”  Now, a well-established anti-gun politician is attempting to change or remove that exemption.

United States Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), known for sponsoring H.R. 45 (Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act), has introduced legislation (H.R. 5820) to remove the ammunition exemption within the TSCA, thereby allowing the EPA to ban all traditional ammunition.

NSSF is actively opposing H.R. 5820.   We encourage you to do the same.

Pick up the phone and call your senators and member of congress today. Tell them enough is enough. Our firearm and hunting rights are not negotiable!

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