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.


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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