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Carroll Outdoors: Sportsmen alert: EPA playing gangster

All lead for fishing lures, sinkers gasoline and bullets will have to come from overseas, alerts my long-time friend and former co-worker, Earl Ingram, who picked up this information from "The New American." This move will also make the cost of 100 LL (low lead aviation fuel) unaffordable. Approximately 2 g of lead is added to each gallon of aviation fuel!

There are numerous reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo they can get their hands on. Here's one of them.

The current administration and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the U.S. They raised the EPA regulations tenfold and it would cost the Missouri-based plant $100 million to comply! You can own all the guns you want, but if you can't get ammo, you are out of luck.

Remember when this president promised that he was working on gun control behind the scenes?

Welcome to it. Now, all domestic-mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the U.S. Not only will ammo now be harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more.

And ponder this, there is an excellent chance the administration will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from a government entity instituting de facto ammo registration!

So much for the Second Amendment. With the U.S. no longer producing lead, all supplies will now come from China, Australia, or Peru, with the overwhelming emphasis on China. More distribution of wealth; more economic crippling of the United States on tap.

The EPA has this to say: "The U.S. Environmental protection Agency said The Doe Run Company 'made a business decision to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.' The company announced last year that it had dropped plans to build a new lead processing facility in Herculaneum, Mo., that would have used a new, cleaner lead production technology. They cited the project as too financially risky.

The EPA is playing gangster. In other words, they couldn't pay the extortion, so the thugs shut them down.

Don't think this is going to harm only American hunters and shooters - run by Dick's or your favorite sporting goods outlet and note all of the fishing gear now using lead.

Heck, on a personal note, I just postponed buying airline tickets to California so that I could visit my sister and other relatives because of high prices. It doesn't look like those prices will be lowered anytime in the future

Incidentally, the Doe Run Company has been in business for 120 years and now goes the way of our auto and steel industries. This sounds more like "Screw the Average American." One sage recently said, he's not worried about where the bullets will come from, as much as how the government will deliver them!

So, backdoor gun (or should we say, "Sportsmen control") is moving forward and while we are all distracted with shiny stuff, our rights are leaving town quickly.

Now, it's our move.

Dug Hill Rod and Gun Club events scheduled for April

A still target shoot will be held on April 5 beginning at 12 noon. The club is located off of Wine Road, off of Bachman Valley Road, near Manchester. On April 12 they will hold a fun Social and on April 14 they will host a Pistol Shoot.

The club's popular 20 gauge still target shoot is set for April 19 and the monthly public invited trap shoot will takr place on April 20, also at 12 noon. The club's membership is growing. If you are interested in joining a really great little club, plan on attending the May 3 regular club meeting, which gets under way at 7 p.m.

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