Although hunting with lead bullets already is prohibited in eight counties with endangered California condors, the bill would make the ban statewide. About two dozen states have partial bans, mostly in sensitive wildlife refuges.You don't think that maybe that's the real intent of the ban?
The National Rifle Association and other gun advocates strongly oppose banning lead bullets throughout California, saying it is a slippery slope that would lead to gun controls and end hunting in the Golden State.
Lead ban proponents have no intention of stopping with a ban on lead ammunition. Humane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle has stated, “We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the United States. We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped in California. Then we will take it state by state.”So, they really don't care what kind of ammo you use. They'll come up with whatever excuse they can to stop hunting PERIOD. You switch to something else, these radical left wing enviro nuts will still come up with lame excuses to get you to stop.
Oh yeah, and we know what CA will do if this new ban doesn't work, right? They'll go the Federal Government and ask them to ban it nationwide. Just like they are doing with eggs.
If you want to read a thorough discuss on the lead ammo from a pro-hunter's view, check this out.
Here is a quote about old lead paint being ingested by condors:
Another noted avian exposure to lead based paint in the environment was discovered at Pinnacles National Monument in California. California condors 317 and 318 (all birds are numbered by the Condor Recovery Program), were observed ingesting lead paint fragments from the North Chalone Fire Lookout Tower. In turn, these parents fed the regurgitated lead paint fragments to their fledgling (550). Condors 317, 318 and 550 were all tested and found to have elevated blood-lead levels, while 550 had to be evacuated to the Los Angeles Zoo for intensive chelation treatment for lead poisoning.
Despite the known health effects from the highly soluble form of compounded lead in paint, lead paint is still used for road base paint on highways throughout the U.S. Because of the superior quality and durability of lead paint, the Department of Transportation uses leaded paints for striping highways. The current lead paint used on highways has been diluted since the passage of the 1978 lead paint ban, nevertheless this soluble lead compound remains in use in our environment. Though lead paint is no longer widely used in the U.S., lead based paint remains prevalent in our environment and continues to poison humans and wildlife