My beloved State of Washington, seeking to follow in California’s footsteps as they often do, is considering a total ban on lead ammo. Clicking that link will lead you to NRA’s press release on the issue.
What’s going on is that Washington’s Department of Ecology (really?) is considering what they’re calling the “Lead Chemical Action Plan”; however this plan is open for public comment. You can click this link to visit the Dep. of Ecology’s website and comment on the plan. Here’s the .pdf file that they’re basing the plan off of; one of my big problems is that they talk about all this “non-lead ammo” that’s available, when in fact the number of manufacturers making completely lead free bullets is very small.
Washington’s plan would ban all lead ammo; right down to the .22LR that you use for plinking. Sure, you’d be able to use it a private ranges, but outdoor plinking or small game hunting with your .22 is over. Click the above links and express your opposition to this plan to Gov. Gregior and the Department of Ecology.