I don’t know if this is being mirrored in other countries but in the UK there is a growing and very damaging debate about whether lead in ammunition should be banned. Now I am sure lead is toxic, that goes without saying but I am equally not convinced that a rabbit or deer shot with a lead bullet which passes through its body in about 1-2 thousands of a second is going to be rendered inedible or toxic as a result.
The people proposing the ban are all the usual anti gun / environmental suspects but it seems the debate is gaining ground.
If they get their way, and past evidence suggests they will, a total ban on lead will be the result. Even for target shooting where the bullet is captured and retained in a bullet catcher or earth bank but that seems to count for nothing.
If these people get their way the implication will extend to military ammunition and will cost lives.
Lead shot in shotgun ammo is already a casualty and shooters are already posting on how poor the performance is with steel shot compared with lead.
Its another form of gun control by stealth and is gaining ground by envirionmental groups who see this as a way of limiting shooting by other means and serves their own hidden agendas.
Is this a world wide thing or just something we are fighting in the UK?