It should come as no surprise to anyone that before leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama took one last shot at gun owners.
On Friday, he moved to ban traditional lead ammo on federal grounds and waterways, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Fish and Wildlife Service ban included many types of bullets and common fishing tackle, and would have a major impact on hunting on public land.
The stated goal of the ban is to protect animals, birds and fish from lead poisoning. It began immediately and would cover all federal lands by 2022 as it currently stands.
The good news is the ban can be tossed or revised by the Trump administration.
Nick Wiley, president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, called the Obama action a “breach of trust” that “flies squarely in the face of a long and constructive tradition of states working in partnership with the Service to effectively manage fish and wildlife resources.”
He added that the association there was “no current dialogue or input from state fish and wildlife agencies prior to issuance.”
That’s not surprising. Obama hardly ever consulted with anyone when it came to his executive orders.
Lawrence Keane, senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said the ban was “irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked politics.”
“The timing alone is suspect. This directive was published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen and conservationists,” he said in a statement, according to The Daily Caller. “The next director should immediately rescind this, and instead create policy based upon scientific evidence of population impacts with regard to the use of traditional ammunition.”
The NRA released a statement and called the measure a “symbolic act of defiance,” adding that the measure would hopefully be short-lived under President Donald Trump.
Obama’s last ban proved just how much he hated Americans and their God-given rights.
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