Tester shoots down petition for EPA to ban lead bullets, shot and sinkers

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a powerful advocate for gun rights and vice chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, today released the following statement in response to a petition by several organizations asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead bullets, shot and fishing sinkers under the Toxic Substances Control Act:

“I encourage all Montanans to weigh in on this issue because it’s critical for all of us to sound off on any plan that targets our gun rights.  This a terrible idea that doesn’t even come close to passing as common sense in Montana, and I’ll do everything I can to keep it from moving forward.”

Montanans can submit a comment on the petition online HERE through October 31.

The petition is available online HERE.

Tester recently authored a bipartisan, pro-gun friend-of-court brief in two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions (Heller v. District of Columbia and McDonald v. City of Chicago) which resulted in stronger gun rights for all law-abiding Americans.