News use of lead ammunition

Dear ISSF members

The movement to ban lead shot or severely restrict the use of lead ammunition at shotgun ranges and outdoor rifle/pistol ranges in Europe is at a critical state. ISSF has met with EU Commission officials and tried to offer better solutions. Soon the European countries will vote on this controversial issue.  Now we need our European members to contact their political leaders and European Commission members to further ensure that this European Chemical Agency proposal, in its current state, does not get approved.


The ISSF is in support of managing lead in a responsible way, and we will continue to research best practices and feasible alternatives, we feel that the ECHA proposal will create great economic hardship to many local ranges and irreversibly damage our sport at  local and regional levels. 


You will find the full report under the section Interaction with ECHA.


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