In response to a highly inaccurate piece of commentary on the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) that appeared in the Tuesday edition of the New York Times and that is scheduled for U.S. Senate floor action on Nov. 26, NSSF Senior Vice President Larry Keane fired off this letter to the editor:
“The inaccuracies in “Dangerous Sport in Lawmaking” concerning the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 are so blatant that we have to question if The Times ever spoke with anyone in the Interior Department or the Senate and ask from where the misinformation came.
First, S.3525 does not end the ban against using lead ammunition to hunt waterfowl. The EPA has denied petitions to regulate tackle and all other ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act in 1994 and 2011. This legislation clarifies that state Fish and Game Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have jurisdiction.