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The Very Real Dangers of Lead Poisoning Involving Guns

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The Very Real Dangers of Lead Poisoning Involving Guns

Lead is a toxin and dangerous to humans. It’s one of the reasons we don’t have lead paint anymore.

But unlike the liberal gun grabbers who use the notion of lead poisoning to hijack the legislative process in order to require “environmental studies” that force pro-gun bills to mire in bureaucratic BS, I’m talking about something real and of real impact. Tragically, the danger springs from amongst our own and threatens the health of shooters.

Shooting ranges are dangerous places if one is not careful. Yet beyond the danger of a negligent discharge getting someone shot, cases are springing up around the country of shady business owners who are not taking the proper steps to ensure that the lead vapor and dust produced in their ranges is properly contained and eliminated.

There are over 6000 shooting ranges in America yet the vast majority have never been inspected. I’m not condoning government involvement but of the 201 that have been inspected, 86% of them have failed at least one lead related standard. And it’s not like these were all in one area of the country, the most serious violations came from a myriad of regions in the US. Places like Manchester Firing Line Range in New Hampshire, Target World in Ohio, Top Brass Sports in Tennessee and the Sharp Shooter in Texas each had more than 20 lead-related violations.

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