Last September over at GunPundit, I noted a proposal that the NRA said was an attempt to ban lead ammunition in the state of Washington.
Kathy Davis, a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Ecology, contacted me and pointed out that they were not calling for a ban on lead ammo, just a “voluntary, educational program to promote the use of non-toxic alternatives.”
Here is how that voluntary, educational program will work if Washington’s Senate Bill 5095 becomes law:
If you use non-approved ammunition in a restricted area:
- $1000 fine
- Lose hunting privileges for 2 years
If that’s the “voluntary, educational program,” I’d sure hate to see the outright ban.
More details over at GunPundit.