Please consider that AB 711 may strike a blow to subsistence and low-income hunters especially. Other reasons to oppose AB 711, 2014, Hunting, Non-lead Ammunition:
*False data as bases of support
*Environmental impacts of and other problems with alternative ammo
*Likely wildlife lead sources are not lead ammo
*Lead-alternative ammo is federally illegal as armor-piercing and so illegal for hunters and a devastating blow to hunting in California, which is a boon to the conservation economy and to the general state economy.
*Historical lead ammunition in the field for over a century shows no negative environmental impact. Such "metallic lead is not very soluble and does not tend to migrate."
*Hunters are not heedless of the environment. To the contrary, it is in their interest to foster stewardship and a healthy environment. I believe that hunters are better environmentalists than the Humane Society of the US, a sponsor of AB 711.
*AB 711 is a hasty bypass of the California Fish and Game Commission and their call for closer scrutiny of the issues.
Please see the original source of my points of contention with AB711:
Rebuttal to the Audubon Society?s Support for the Proposed Statewide Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) for Hunting in California | Hunt For Truth -