Update – Proposals to Ban Lead in Ammunition
National Rifle Association
We are nearing the end of the work to determine our response to the HSE consultation on their recent report that proposed restrictions on the:
- use of lead bullets for outdoor target shooting, with a derogation for shooting at licensed ranges with appropriate environmental protection measures;
- use of lead bullets for hunting; and
- sale and use of lead shot, with a derogation for authorised athletes on licensed ranges.
We have canvassed the views of major target shooting organisations, regional range operators, gun trade etc. and will use their input to develop our response to the HSE report.
Our response to the HSE report will be published by 5 August; the public consultation lasts for six months and closes at 23:59 on 6 November 2022.