The closure of the last lead smelter plant in America due to tightened Environmental Protection Agency rules will have an impact on ammunition supplies and costs, according to Gun Owners of America.
And it will leave nearly 220 people who worked directly or indirectly for the plant seeking new jobs.
In an interview with Newsmax, GOA legislative counsel Mike Hammond said the shuttering of Doe Run Company’s Herculaneum lead smelter plant “won’t shut off the production of bullets in America because [manufacturers] can get recycled lead from a lot of other plants.
“But combined with the government’s large purchases of ammunition, it will make it harder and more expensive to purchase ammunition,” Hammond said.
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