Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Backdoor Gun Grab - EPA Forces Closure Of Last Lead Smelter In U.S.


The Left badly wants American citizens disarmed and denied their Second Amendment rights, and they'll achieve that by any means necessary...including using Obama Environmental Protection Agency to severely impact the price of ammo:

In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892.
The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its “primary” designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores, and primers. …
Doe Run made significant efforts to reduce lead emissions from the smelter, but in 2008 the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead that were 10 times tighter than the previous standard. Given the new lead air quality standard, Doe Run made the decision to close the Herculaneum smelter.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration and SWAT teams attached to non-military or police governmental agencies like Fish and Game or the EPA itself have purchased billions of rounds of ammo for themselves...and are training their agents to shoot first and ask question later when it comes to what are euphemistically called 'non-traditional targets' like pregnant women, children and the elderly.

Of course, ammo can be imported, and there are shooters who roll their own and save their cases,but the idea is to deplete the supply of available ammo and make it horrendously expensive. Look for arcane 'taxes' on ammo purchases as well, something California and other Democrat run states are already salivating over.

The national security implications of this are pretty staggering as well. If we get involved in a shooting war in the next three years, there will be a significant delay before facilities like Doe Run can tool up and start production again.

But that's not the primary concern of the Obama Administration. Their focus seems to be on maintaining the ability to guard the elites and impose tyranny from within.

UPDATE:  The EPA regs in question were actually passed under George W. Bush ( after 2006, when the Democrats had a strong majority in Congress), and Day by Day's Chris Muir actually printed a correction. What's different is the way they're being enforced, and a climate where the Feds are pushing radical gun control while buying up as much ammo as they can get their hands on with other people's money.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

That second to last paragraph is especially spot on. I had the same thoughts when first getting into your post. We'd already be in trouble if we ended up in a shooting war with someone right now and now this. A bad situation has been made worse.

It's mindboggling how short sighted, self centered, and incompetent Mr. Obama and his team really are. I think they meet the classic definition of narcissists. Mr. Obama should be impeached forthwith.

Actually we might not even have to impeach him. The Western Europeans may take him out for us. If the NSA surveliance programs are as extensive as we are being led to believe, European governments are likely to be issuing arrest warrants for Mr. Obama and other important US officials. The moment they leave the country they'd be nabbed and arrested including Mr. Obama.

It doesn't really matter that these other nations are likely doing the same things against America and very likely more extensively. At this point, pointing this out would likely do little good. The narrative has been set. Certain "allies" have been wanting to hurt America for years. This gives them the perfect opportunity handed to them on a platter.

I'd suspect there is a high degree of probability Mr. Obama and important US officials will be unable to leave the US here shortly and the moment they did they'd be arrested. European nations and others probably have the ability to come to the US and nab Mr. Obama even if he does not leave the US. At the least, they could exert significant economic pressure forcing the American government to capitulate and hand over Mr. Obama.

It would be sort of ironic for his presidency to end this way. Of course they may not do this out of concern of having their own spying activities that are likely equally extensive revealed. Much like with Fast and Furious Mexico does not want their own activities associated with this revealed so they never seriously pressed the issue.