30 Aug '13, 8pm

Extinction Likely for California Condors if NRA Won't Trade in Lead Bullets

Extinction Likely for California Condors if NRA Won't Trade in Lead Bullets

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is in the spotlight again, this time for its latest efforts to fight against a ban on lead ammunition in California. According to conservation groups, this ban will protect California condors and other wild animals from lead poisoning. When hunters use lead ammunition and leave carcasses or gut piles that contain lead shot pellets or bullet fragments, scavengers who eat what’s left can end up with lead poisoning, causing sickness and death. Assembly Bill 711 would ban lead ammunition in the state, in addition to providing non-lead bullets to hunters free or at a low cost. If it passes, California will be the first state to require a switch to non-lead alternatives, such as copper or bismuth. While some hunters are supportive of the ban and are switching voluntarily, the NRA is fighting it and has launched huntfortruth.org , a website in...

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