SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that seeks to ban lead ammunition in California promises to revive a debate between gun groups and environmental advocates. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon on Monday introduced final language of the bill designed to keep the neurotoxin out of the food chain of condors and other scavengers.
The recently elected Democrat from Lakewood says that after lead bans in paint, gasoline and in shells used by hunters of waterfowl, the legislation would remove a lingering source of pollution from the environment. The bill was sponsored by three environmental groups. The National Rifle Association has opposed past efforts to ban or restrict the use of lead ammunition.