Administration using EPA for 'back door gun control'
We have come to expect that Obama will use the free market system and regulatory power to achieve his ends to "fundamentally transform" this nation. We now have this warning by former representative Col. Allen West:
I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That's why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics.
However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we've found a very disturbing one. It seems that back door gun control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from ore in the United States.
The first contact the EPA made with The Doe Run Lead Smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri (population 2,800) was in 2008 but it was in 2010 that the EPA finally forced Doe Run to plan a shut down. This plant has been in operation since 1892 but will finally close its doors this month.
It was the last lead smelting plant in the US.
The closedown is due to new extremely tight air quality restrictions placed on this specific plant. President Obama and his EPA raised the regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply.
The irony of course is that the EPA acts as if the company made its decision in a vacuum for purely financial reasons without being forced to the precipice:
In response to the Doe Run lead smelter shutdown, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the Doe Run Company "made a business decision" to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.
We have reached the tipping point in the march against our rights and people by this rouge and out of control government; lead is a strategic material. Its use in defense of this nation is primary and incontrovertible. The cost of ammunition, auto batteries and electrical devices will become astronomical due to the shipping costs for this extremely dense material, all to proffer the anti-gun agenda of Obama,
This is totally unacceptable.
What other actions will the American people withstand before we say enough?