Monday, September 16, 2013

Lead ammunition ban in California

I noticed a short article in yesterday's SF Chronicle - looked it up today and it has already passed the legislature and is waiting for a signature by Governor Brown. First time I have seen the legislature act quickly on anything.

From the Santa Barbara Independent minutes ago:

A bill that would ban all lead ammunition for hunting statewide by 2019 — making California the first state to do so — has passed the State Legislature and is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
The bill, officially known as AB 711 and cosponsored by Assemblymember Das Williams of Santa Barbara, would see the state’s Fish and Game Commission set regulations by July 1, 2015, that phase in the use of non-lead bullets for all hunting. The requirements would be implemented by July 1, 2019.
Will I have to retire my bird guns and buy a plastic quail gun?

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