Do Congressional Democrats want to undermine hunting and safe shooting sports activities? Should one new bill, H.R.405, pass—that could very well be the case.

In Episode 144 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the implications of Rep. Ted Lieu’s (D-CA) House Resolution 405 which would “require the Secretary of the Interior to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on United States Fish and Wildlife Service lands, and for other purposes.” Lieu is no friend to hunters. Prior to entering Congress in 2015, he received the full backing of the Humane Society. Lieu is also opposed to big game hunting and hunting with dogs. Gabriella cautions listeners about his intention and the unintended consequences of lead bans on the economy/conservation funding, hunting access, and Second Amendment rights.

Learn more on the podcast today:


H.R. 405 – 117th Congress & The LEAD Act (copycat bill) w/ Dan Ashe support

Obama FWS Bans Lead Tackle & Bullets on FWS Federal Public Lands (December 2016)

CA Lead Ammo Ban

CSF Explainer on Lead Bans on Sportsmen/Women

Lead vs. Non-Toxic Bullets


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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at