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Ammunition Under Attack

AMMUNITION UNDER ATTACK Anti-hunting groups are working to ban the use of traditional ammunition with lead components. California has banned hunting with traditional ammunition and other states are under pressure to join the anti-hunting movement. NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS They claim it's to save predatory birds but data show eagle populations growing steadily, even as hunting gains in popularity. States stopped counting bald eagles annually starting after 2000. Studies also show no risk to human health from consuming game taken with traditional ammunition. PROBLEM WITH ALTERNATIVES There is hunters can use alternative ammunition. WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU ANTI- NO ALTERNATIVE AMMUNITION on the market for about HUNTING GROUPS ARGUE HALF of all hunting calibers. 95% THE HUNTING MARKET IN CALIFORNIA ALONE OF AMMUNITION WOULD REQUIRE A IS LEAD BASED ЗО % INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ALTERNATIVE AMMUNITION Alternative ammunition that is available is in short supply PRODUCED NATIONWIDE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IMPACT PRICE INCREASES FEWER HUNTERS WILL DRIVE MEAN FEWER HUNTERS AWAY CONSERVATION DOLLARS PRICES INCREASE HUNTERS DECREASE 24 HUNTERS DECREASE CONSERVATION DOLLARS DECREASE In California, Sportsmen and women 36% pay taxes on every firearm or ammunition purchase contributing to the largest of hunters said they will HUNT. LESS STOP HUNTING or source of conservation due to the ban. funding. Expected change in the number of hunters due to ammunition price HUNT LESS BANNING TRADITIONAL AMMUNITION WILL LEAD TO FUNDS DRYING UP STOP HUNTING NOT SURE 23% 13% 10% STATES WILL LOSE A KEY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ECONOMY JOBS TAX REVENUE These funds support the habitat and wildlife conservation projects that have helped populations soar in recent decades. ELIMINATING JOBS AND TAX REVENUE. National SHOOTING SPORTS A Foundation NSSF.ORG PROMOTE. PROTECT. PRESERVE

Ammunition Under Attack

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Anti-hunting groups are working to ban the use of traditional ammunition with lead components. California has banned hunting with traditional ammunition and other states are under pressure to join the...

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