- Aug 14, 2007
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when does the lead ban begin to take effect?
Good post. I agree with what you have stated.I went to the last F&G meeting and here's what I was told by staff there:
1. The ban is a done deal. That was approved in December, and while you can comment on it, it's over. Theoretically they could overturn it, but it's highly, highly unlikely.
2. The current action is strictly about certifying which ammunition will be defined as meeting the lead ban. This matters because most "non-lead" ammo has at least a little lead in it, so they have to decide how much is OK under their new rules.
3. If the commission doesn't certify any ammo, then there won't be anything you can shoot there, so we really need them to certify something.
This week's meeting is Thursday and Friday - see details here) - but I understand they don't necessarily have to make the decision this week.[/b]
If they don't certify something, then they will certify nothing.3. If the commission doesn't certify any ammo, then there won't be anything you can shoot there, so we really need them to certify something.[/b]
That part, I'll agree with, as it's what I've been advocating all along. I don't even want to "undo" it, I only want to change it. That's reasonable and realistic.What we can and should do is write letters, make phone calls, send emails and attend meetings to make clear we don't like how this was done and that we will fight hard if anyone tries in the future to ban any type of lead ammo for which there is no alternative. For goodness sake, just about every ban that ever happened (aside from narcotics) has come with a phase-out period that allows times for alternatives. That's what we need to be pushing for.[/b]
Contact your state representatives and the CA Fish and Game Commission. The F&GC contact info is on the website: http://www.fgc.ca.govLet's start with the basics to start the involvement process to help express our concerns, or to (fight back). Who do we address our letters too, and who do we call?[/b]
Not really. Why should they? Up to now, sportsmen have barely made a squeak. We're poorly represented politically, and seldom take time from our busy schedules to put some sweat equity into the sport we claim to love.I mean, most of us(sportsman) are so damn busy with work and family, we do not even realize how much of a real threat this lead ban is. Most sportsman, hunters, rec shooters suspected it all the time, that this ban would evolve into something more than just to protect the Condor's.
1) Who will help us in the state of California to stop the switch from being turned on.
NOBODY BUT US! - that's right, nobody else is going to help us with this. We need to help ourselves.
2) Who do we address our letters to.
See the comment above. The Fish and Game Commission is making the rules. You can also contact your representatives.
3) Where do you find the info on local meetings to attend to voice our rights.
FGC Website refrenced above. The NRA-ILA usually provides updates and press releases about gun issues, although they've had very little regarding the lead ban. They also provide grass-roots activism tips and activities that you can use. You can find their site at: http://www.nra-ile.org
4) I am a NRA member and who is helping us. I have seen very little from the NRA opposing this ban. Does the NRA feel this is not much of a threat?
This is not a huge deal to the NRA. The NRA-ILA has been involved at some levels, and as of the last time I spoke to Chris Cox, he told me that they were researching legal challenges to the law. They have much bigger fish to fry, like this AB2032, and the micro-stamping bill. We need to help ourselves on this one, and maybe if we can get enough momentum, groups like NRA and CRPA can provide support.
The $10,000 dollar question: Does anyone in Sacramento really care if sportsman have difficulty hunting Pigs, Deer, Elk, or whatever. Where do we go from here?[/b]
Thanks for anyone's feedback![/b]
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