@Eric Mills, I would figure that when a hunter takes out an animal he usually only fires once, and ends up taking the carcass, as well as the bullet, with him back home, or at least they should when they gut the animal on the spot where it fell. Also, this legislation doesn't stop people from using lead for recreational plinking or target shooting. Those are incidents where a lot of lead is fired and is or course left behind. Thankfully plinking and non-hunting related shooting if you will is often done at ranges into large berms of dirt. When those berms are replaced all that lead is taken away to be reused to make more bullets. It's one way that gun ranges make their money back. Recently, a range in Albuquerque, Colorado found 55,000 pounds of lead in their berms. That’s an estimated 3,500,000 bullets, or approximately 70,000 a year. There's not enough deer in the world for that many bullets but thankfully no animal is going to choke on those.
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Jul 21, 2016
vol XXVII issue 29
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