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Good News: Another Obama Power Grab Shot Down

Trump's interior secretary undoes the lead ammunition ban.

Nate Jackson · Mar. 6, 2017

As we’ve noted previously, if Donald Trump wants to become Hitler as the Left claims, he’s doing a poor job of it. Why? He’s doing little so far besides rolling back Barack Obama’s executive power grabs. The latest example is Obama’s final day parting shot, in which he banned lead ammunition on federal lands. Trump’s newly sworn-in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wasted no time reversing that order. “It’s time to put ammunition back where it belongs; in the hands of hunters,” Zinke said.

The previous administration based its actions on “science” — naturally. “Exposure to lead ammunition and fishing tackle has resulted in harmful effects to fish and wildlife species,” claimed former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe. And the Humane Society complained, “There’s just no excuse not to make the transition, except for knee-jerk opposition from a segment of society that simply thinks it’s acceptable collateral damage for upwards of 15 million animals from more than 130 species to die of lead poisoning every year.”

As the Leftmedia likes to say about anything Trump says, these claims were made without evidence. That’s right, the science behind the ban is dubious at best, despite the caterwauling of rabidly anti-gun leftists.

Big picture, Obama is simply one of those anti-gun leftists who would in one breath offer lip service to our “traditions” of hunting and sport shooting and in the next talk about why steps were needed to restrict the gun rights of law-abiding Americans. Ironically, Obama’s words and deeds made him the gun salesman of the decade. Liberty lovers can rest easier knowing that Trump’s administration is so quickly taking a better approach.

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