The Traitor-In-Chief worked up until the very last minute to undermine America and endanger Americans. This is a good step, and there is a great deal more that must be done.
“Trump Reverses Gun Regulation Implemented on Obama’s Last Day,” by Stephen Gutowski, Washington Free Beacon, March 5, 2017:
The Trump administration on Thursday reversed a gun regulation that was implemented on the very last day of the Obama administration.
Newly sworn-in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke withdrew an order banning the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on certain federal lands issued by the previous head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Jan. 19, 2017.
“It’s time to put ammunition back where it belongs; in the hands of hunters,” Zinke said in a release.
The order had come under criticism from gun groups for its sweeping impact, speedy implementation, and lack of input from industry groups and hunters.
“This was a reckless, unilateral overreach that would have devastated the sportsmen’s community,” Chris Cox, head of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, said in a statement. “The Obama administration failed to consult with state fish and wildlife agencies or national angling and hunting organizations in issuing this order. This was not a decision based on sound scientific evidence—it was a last second attack on traditional ammunition and our hunting heritage.”
Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe issued the directive banning lead ammunition because, he maintained, the widely used ammunition is dangerous to animals. “Exposure to lead ammunition and fishing tackle has resulted in harmful effects to fish and wildlife species,” he said in the order.
Gun groups disputed Ashe’s contention and said there was no evidence backing up his claim. “The fact is that traditional ammunition does not pose a significant population-level risk for wildlife,” Cox said….
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