Wednesday, December 4, 2013

EPA decision to close last US lead smelter will NOT affect ammunition supply or cost according to NSSF

EPA decision to close last US lead smelter will NOT affect ammunition supply or cost according to NSSF

There has been a great deal of discussion on the NMLRA Facebook page and on the internet in general about the EPA's recent decision to close to nation's last lead smelter and how this will affect prices and availability.  However, Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents the ammunitions and firearms industry advises that there is no need for alarm.

“Manufacturers use recycled lead to make ammunition. They don’t buy from smelters,” Mr. Keane said. “The EPA closing, which has been in the works for a while, will have no impact on production, supply or cost to the consumers.”

Click here to read the entire article, which ran in the Washington Times and was authored by Emily Miller.
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