Earlier this month, the California legislature passed a statewide ban on traditional lead ammunition for hunting. Now that bill—Assembly Bill 711, sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood)–is sitting on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown awaiting his decision.
If Governor Brown signs AB 711 into law, the current prohibition on using lead ammunition in the Condor range would be expanded to cover the entire state. This move would make California the first in the nation to ban lead ammunition statewide.
“This bill is being pushed under the guise of protecting the California condor, but sportsmen know better” said Evan Heusinkveld, USSA Vice President of Government Affairs. “Lead ammo has already been banned in the Condor range. This bill is not about the future of Condors. It is an effort to limit the availability of ammunition and drive up the already rising prices all in an attempt to drive down participation.”
Take Action! California sportsmen must speak out in opposition to this statewide lead ban today. Contact Governor Brown at (916) 445-2841 and ask him to veto AB 711.