Ammo Prices to Skyrocket: EPA & Military pushing Green Bullets & Ban on Lead

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ammo cartridgesIt may soon become impossible to buy traditional rounds of ammo, as the Feds, State Governments and even the military all push for a ban on lead ammunition.

Earlier this month we reported on EPA regulations that led to the closure of the last primary lead smelter in the United States, a move that is already starting to drive up ammunition prices and is just the latest in a long string of attempts to regulate traditional ammunition out of existence.

Attempts to ban lead bullets are nothing new, but the push seems to be picking up steam and is starting to affect the markets. This year California became the first State to completely ban lead ammunition, and at least two dozen other states are looking at similar legislation

Federal Government looking for a Knock Out Blow

In an attempt to destroy the traditional lead ammunition market, the government has begun to phase out all military use of lead ammunition in favor of “green bullets.” By 2018 the military will completely stop using lead ammunition, something that I think will cause the entire market to eventual stop using lead in even commercially available ammunition.

What does this mean for gun owners?

Well if they control the ammo, or push the prices so high that no one can afford to buy it, they essentially achieve their gun control agenda. If you want to get an idea of what’s coming, just look at what they did to the incandescent light bulb.

Come January 1st, 2014 you will no longer be able to buy traditional incandescent light bulbs; instead, you will be forced to pay 5 – 10 times the price in favor of  “green” alternatives. You can thank the federal government, who under the leadership of President George Bush banned the bulbs that have been in use for over a hundred years.

If the federal government can regulate what type of light bulb you can buy, what do you think will happen once they push their same “green” agenda on the ammo markets? Because of the law that was passed back in 2007, the phase out almost immediately caused the price of a simple light bulb to skyrocket. Now that there are no legal alternatives, expect the prices to go up even more; and once the feds sink their teeth deeper into the ammunition marketplace, expect the same thing to happen there as well.

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  1. Trisha says:

    Your point about the light bulbs is dead on. Can you believe people rolled over and let them do that? Everyone said it’s just light bulbs what’s the big deal? the big deal is what’s coming next.

    When is America going to wake up? When are we going to realize that even the smallest lose of freedom has huge consequences?

    • Tex says:

      “America” will never wake up. Certain states and regions will wake (rise) up. “America” is what the press and the Federal government say it is, not what it was.

    • kyle says:

      I agree,with the government we have had with Odummer and Geroge if we get anymore idiots like this were done. We have to stand up now and take back our country now.Lets stick together and not let the idiots take anymore from the hard working Americans.

      • Kicking Bear says:

        Folks,

        Please, get a copy of America’s Cesar and get a real history lesson. Just Google it.

        If you read the true history, not the propaganda the Gubment schools put out, you will find that nearly every president, and Congress violated the Constitution.

        The problem is not confined to the last 20 years.

    • Don says:

      Our last chance to stop Barry’s agenda will come next year when tens of millions Americans, many who voted for him, lose their company sponsored health care. If we can take control the Senate we should make him a lame duck and stop the rest of his agenda. However if he passes a citizenship bill for the illegals living here that’s 18 million new citizens and guess who they will vote for. We will then be controlled by the Democratic party pushing a Progressive agenda for decades. The country we grew up in and love will be destroyed forever.

      • Atticus says:

        Who is “we”?

        If you mean the Repukelicans, they’re just as bad as the Demon-rats.

        They just don’t have the honesty to say it.

        America needs to go back to it’s fundamentals, or it is LOST

    • Gordon Clark says:

      I have seen the arguments about the light bulb and think on that one argument alone the govt got it right. a regular bulb is cheaper BUT only 10% of the electricity used produces light, the rest is converted to heat. while the new green bulbs cost A LOT upfront but last years longer are therefore efficient. from personal experience, i replaced every bulb in my house (cost me 50$) then looked at the next months light bill i saved exactly 50$ this savings continued for another 5 years. also i didn’t notice any difference in the light quality.

      • ohio jack says:

        it’s not about your money, it’s about your freedom. WAKE-UP

        • Kicking Bear says:

          Ohio Jack has it right!!!

          I too converted due to the economics of the CF bulbs and I like the 3600 K light.
          What they do not tell you about is the early failure of about 25 % of the bulbs and the rest if not left on for 15 minutes. Got around this by simply returning them to the store.

          I should be my choice not a mandate.
          I’ll go to LED when the price gets down.
          Freedom lovers – Read Lewrockwell.com

  2. Neva says:

    What is the government doing with all the billions of rounds of lead bullets they have been buying?

    • SNIPER says:

      Practicing civilian head shots??????

    • ohio jack says:

      saving them for your back.

    • Mississippi says:

      Preventing us from having enough to protect us from them.

    • DELAWAREPIRATE says:

      IT’S SUPPLY, AND DEMAND.

  3. Zak says:

    Would this affect being able to buy lead ammo in Canada?

  4. oldalaskan says:

    the real danger is agenda 21 in the UN. The Liberals are working to make it a reality in the US

  5. Mike414 says:

    I hate to do this but despite the price they are pretty sweet bullets ballistics aren’t to far from armor piercing and damage down range is almost the same from what I have heard and the military still gets rid of ammo after two years no matter how special or green so there will be surplus available before they have completly converted. Always a flip side I guess is my argument

    • Mike414 says:

      And a lot of companies are jumping on the wagon I think out of necessity more

    • Chris says:

      That’s funny, in 1990 my artillery unit was using 155mm HE rounds from 1967…

      • Mike414 says:

        Considerable difference between 155mm he artillery rounds numbering in the thousands fired from a crew served artillery piece and m198 ball ammo numbering in the hundreds of millions fired from an m16. Not to mention I made pretty clear my point was there is always a flip side. Long range target shooters will like the green bullets hog hunters and deer hunters not so much.

  6. Beano says:

    Has anyone heard of Civil OBEDIENCE?

    That’s when you start obeying the Constitution before the illegal amendments from 1913.

    All this time you have been CIVILLY Dis-obedient that is why you are having so much of your freedom and liberties taken away.

  7. Steve says:

    The analogy to light bulbs doesn’t work. There’s no downside to the light bulbs, they cost more but last longer and are more efficient. Where bullets will cost quite a bit more to make recreational/practice shooting prohibitive. Also if they try to ban lead ammunition on a national level the NRA and every hunting organization raise hell. And we just saw that the Democrats can’t even get a universal background check bill passed. At this point no sense in being paranoid.

  8. kerel says:

    I need Jesus

    • Kicking Bear says:

      A study of Daniel and Revelation will show that things are falling into ploace.

      John McCauther has a great study at GTU.org

      • michelle says:

        You are so right were dealing w the FALSE PROPHET MENTIONED IN REVELATIONS WE ARE SO DONE

  9. old soldier says:

    I wanted to wish everyone a very Blessed Christmas.

  10. Thomas Lanham says:

    Excuse me ladies and gentleman…. everything that just said is all bullshit. Thank you

  11. az educated gunny says:

    I think this conversation might have stepped off its track. It was a moment to discuss this ammo deal and all of the sudden became a political debate amongst a bunch of children. In the end, the GOVERNMENT will inevadably collapse, the question is not why. We know why! The REAL question is how long it will take the AMERICAN citizens who respect and acknowledge the founding fathers idea’s and ideals to realize the catastrophic decisions being made amongst our “LEADERS”. THEIR WILL BE CHANGE. It is evolution. These are all small steps for “big brother” to have complete control. If your smart, this will scare you and if your prepared, well, this comes as no surprise. Pay much attention in the next few years and please keep in Mind that we are all on the same loosing side.

    KEEP YOUR B.O.B. CLOSE I think you will need it

    • az educated gunny says:

      And btw. I shoot all hunting ammo Barnes TSX they are amazing, no one in long distance shooting is arguing the added advantages. Just stating the lack of citizen control over these decisions being taken from US

  12. chillbilly says:

    I pray for the day when one single bullet will cost 1,000 dollars.

    • proudtoown says:

      You just don’t get it do you? How very sad. Just remember when the government comes knocking down your door you will wish you had a bullet and a gun.

  13. shadow460 says:

    The price of light bulbs didn’t exactly skyrocket. Compact Fluorescent light bulbs cost a whopping $1.65 each.
    The sad fact is that they don’t last any longer than traditional incandescent bulbs anymore. They use a little less electricity, but grow so dim over time that you have to turn more on for the same amount of light.
    LED bulbs are getting cheapened by their manufacturers and could leave a nasty burn if one comes in contact with the attached heat sinks. I’m all in favor of the earlier LED lighting, but it is really expensive. The ones that are coming out now probably have so many corners cut in manufacturing that they;ll be burnt out in a year and won’t be dimmable.
    As for copper bullets, well, swedge and reload your own. Then you get to choose what kind of metal you use, and you pay a LOT less in the process. Currently where I live there is a shortage of the ammo I shoot. I have a TON of it that I loaded by hand.

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