Forced Switch to Pricy “Green” Ammo

If you have been waiting for ammo prices to come down ever since the Left exploited the Newtown shootings to launch an offensive against the Second Amendment, you may have to wait even longer:

When the last bullet-producing lead smelter closes its doors on Dec. 31, it will mark a major victory for those who say lead-based ammunition pollutes the environment, but others warn ‘green’ bullets will cost more, drive up copper prices and do little to help conservation.

The bid to ban lead bullets, seen by some as harmful to the environment, started slowly more than a decade ago. But with two dozen states, including California, banning bullets made of the soft, heavy metal, the lead bullet’s epitaph was already being written when the federal government finished it off.

First, the military announced plans to phase out lead bullets by 2018.

Then the federal Environmental Protection Agency, citing emissions, ordered the shutdown of the Doe Run company’s lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo., by year’s end.

In the future the masterminds in control have planned, bullets will be made out of copper.

Copper bullets have a similar pricepoint to high-end lead bullets, but can be as much as twice the cost of lower-end lead bullets, say experts. And diverting copper for bullet manufacturing could have other unintended economic consequences, critics warn.

Anything that entails copper wiring, including electronics and new houses, will cost more. But that’s a small price to pay to put the screws to gun enthusiasts — I mean, to protect Mother Earth from lead.

It will cost $millions for the Army to switch to “green” bullets. No worries; our grandchildren are picking up the tab.

Before they had control of the levers of power, leftists used to openly admit that with them, “the issue is never the issue.” No better example could be found than the Environmental Protection Agency, for whom the issue is not the environment, but curtailing our freedoms.

EPA Tyranny

On tips from Varla, Mr Mentalo, and Lyle. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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