I was reading about how the EU is thinking of reducing the lead used in ammunition because it’s polluting the environment. I wonder if regular lead exposure at the firing range is addling people’s brains.

  • @[email protected]
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    Copper slugs preform just as well or better than lead slugs. The only draw back is cost.

    The way your comment is worded says you don’t know shit about firearms.

    • Pietson
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      102 months ago

      The way your comment is worded says you don’t know shit about firearms

      Not sure why you felt the need to add this. If he did know more then he wouldn’t have needed to ask.

      • BruceTwarzen
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        72 months ago

        The gun nut defence. You don’t know anything about gums, therefore you don’t have a say in the matter.

    • @surewhynotlemOP
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      Which part? Is there no lead exposure from firing guns?

      • There’s no lead in gunpowder. Much anno is jacketted in copper, or is solid copper. So the only time there’d be lead exposure from firing a gun is if you were fring lead bullets, and even then you’re exposed to tiny amounts.

        What the EU is concerned about is soil contamination. The folks shooting the guns don’t have to worry about it, but thousands of people shooting millions of rounds, some percent of which have lead that gets exposed when the bullet hits something, and that’s all going into the soil… that’s an environmental hazard. It’s also a little more of a worry for indoor ranges, but I haven’t seen one in the US that didn’t have positive pressure air filtration in years, so it’s not an issue there, either.

    • Sirsirsalot
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      2 months ago

      Most people on this platform don’t.