Gun-rights supporters oppose plan to protect wildlife refuges by prohibiting lead bullets

During the final hours of the Obama Administration, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set in motion a plan to prohibit lead ammunition and fishing tackle from national wildlife refuges by 2022.

The Jan. 19 order, intended to protect birds from lead poisoning, presents the Trump Administration with an early opportunity to weigh in on gun policy. Gun-rights supporters have condemned the plan as a nakedly political act unsupported by science.

The NRA

endorsed Donald Trump earlier than any other nominee in its history and spent more than $26 million on ads promoting him in the 2016 race.

Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, called on the Senate to quickly confirm Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior, so he can “reverse this government overreach.”

The Interior Department is the parent agency of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

“It is more important than ever that we have a secretary of the interior who respects the Second Amendment and will stand up for our rights,” Mr. Cox said in a statementthis week.

Fox News

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1 Comment

  1. janice

    Oh American’s, That Dirty Word Has Festered Again Called, Obama, He Is Out Of The Office Of Presidency! Some Smooth Transition For the Current President Mr. Trump! As For Banning Lead Bullet’s And Fishing Tackle From Wildlife Refuge’s, BS To That! There Is No Scientific PROOF That It Harm’s Anything! An Era In American History Of Obama Administration Government Over Reach!

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