On Tuesday, a coalition of environmental groups petitioned with the Environmental Protection Agency asking that lead-based sporting ammunition and fishing tackle be banned. . . This column does not entertain conspiracy theories, but it would be negligent to ignore the fact that many people who dislike guns also dislike hunting, and many advocates of gun control have suggested that instead of attacking firearms, the focus should be on eliminating ammunition."Eliminating ammunition." Hmm, can you say "casus belli"?
OK, the excuse here is that we must ban lead ammo because we must save the little birdies and fuzzy creatures. Question: what would the green weenies rather have? Dead critters or dead people, including them?
Now Dave Workman and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have taken a lot of time and trouble to argue facts and logic with these pukes, but they mistake their audience. Green weenie-ism is a religion, and thus impervious to both facts and logic. It would be better to distill it down so even the most obtuse collectivist can understand. If I may paraphrase myself, "If you try to take our lead ammunition we will kill you."
And if the EPA wants to join in on the "Let's start a civil war with people who have been shooting all their lives" bandwagon then I say, let them try.
As for the rest of bystanding country, including the limp-dick Lairds of Fairfax NRA, they may hide and watch.