Near-total ban on lead ammunition: at what price for workers and companies?

Author: European Shooting Sports Forum (ESSF)

If the near-total ban on the use of lead ammunition comes into force without a meaningful transition period, the socio-economic impact on the ammunition and firearms industry—and related sectors, would be severe: up to €4 billion and over 16,000 jobs could be lost, with associated welfare costs totaling €1.4 billion in the EEA.

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