EPA “surrenders.” If only it was unconditional.

Maybe I’m just being sensitive today, but this headline:

EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue

The noble but tragic EPA, finally succumbing to the overwhelming dark and brutal strength of the NRA, those jerks. I dunno. Maybe I am being too sensitive.

Anyway, it’s good news:

In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn’t have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue.

But:

The agency is still considering what to do about sinkers.

So stock up, fishermen.

Okay, one more thing, and tell me again if I’m being oversensitive:

The decision was a huge victory for the National Rifle Association which just seven days ago asked that the EPA reject the petition, suggesting that it was a back door attempt to limit hunting and impose gun control. It also was a politically savvy move to take gun control off the table as the Democrats ready for a very difficult midterm election.

NRA: mean ol’ bullies. EPA: politically savvy. Am I reading too much into this? At the very least, aren’t political considerations like that supposed to be outside the EPA’s wheelhouse?

More: Ed Morrissey:

Had the EPA pursued this in this electoral cycle, they would have risked inspiring a bipartisan effort to defund the agency, which a Republican House may do anyway to stop enforcement of their ridiculous carbon-dioxide endangerment finding.

If the EPA actually thought this would make a great trial balloon, they found yet another use for lead.

Via Memeorandum.

I don’t usually cross-post, but I’m feeling lazy today.

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