The Doe Run Lead plant is right here in Missouri and yes, it is closing due to over regulated EPA rulings. Save your lead!!
All you can do is shake your head.......
All lead for bullets will have to come from overseas! This move will also make the cost 100 LL (100 low lead aviation fuel) UNAFFORDABLE.
Approximately 2 g of lead is added to each gallon of aviation fuel!
There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Here's one of them.
Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can't get ammo, you are out of luck.
Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes?
Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US. Not only will ammo now be even harder to come by, the demand and the process of supply will cause the price to skyrocket even more.
And ponder this. There is an excellent chance that Obama will rig the market to where all ammo has to be purchased from a government entity instituting de facto ammo registration.
So much for the Second Amendment. There has not been a peep about this in the major news outlets and it is done.
With the US no longer producing lead, all supplies will now have to come from China, Australia or Peru, with the overwhelming emphasis on China.
More redistribution of wealth; more economic and liberty crippling of the US on tap.
Marxists will do or die and are doubling down on the destruction of energy in America, our way of life and the Constitution.
The smelting plant has known since 2010 this was coming. They couldn't stop it and no one else rose up to stop it either. The business had been in production for 120 years and now goes the way of our auto industry.
The military's obsession with ammo was related to security and supply. They knew this was coming too, so they bought up all they could get before the plug was pulled. Screw the average American. It's as Chris Muir said, he's not as worried about where the bullets will come from, as much as how the government will deliver them and I'm right there with him on that one.
So, back door gun control is moving forward and while we are all distracted with shiny stuff, our Second Amendment rights are just about gone. Obama is one Marxist dictator who is savvy at political chess. He has flanked the Second Amendment. Now it's our move.
You can Google this if you don't believe it, or read this article: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/16881-EPA-closure-of-
EPA Closure of Last Lead Smelting Plant to Impact Ammunition Production http://www.thenewamerican.com/
In forcing the country's last lead smelting plant to close, the Environmental Protection Agency is making a severe impact on the manufacture of ammunition. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
Long term what this means: Your investment in ammo may be your best investment.
Guns will be plentiful but ammo will be another story. How does $3.75 a round (that's for one bullet) for a 9mm work for you? Box of 50 would only cost you $187.50