Come 2014, all ammunition sold to civilian gun-owners in America will have to be imported, a result of President Obama’s crackdown on sulfur dioxide and lead emissions and accompanying harsh Environmental Protection Agency regulations, said former Florida congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West.
Well, any lead that comes from ore will be imported, not necessarily the ammunition. From what I understand about the lead market, the vast majority of lead consumed comes from recycled sources. In other words, you spend a typical day at the range shooting mostly old car batteries, wheel weights, etc down your barrel. Granted, I don’t think relying on imported lead is a good thing, but I also don’t think it’s necessarily something to panic over either.