California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law late Friday banning the use of traditional ammunition containing lead in the Golden State, making it the first state in the country to do so.

“We are greatly disappointed that Gov. Brown decided to sign AB 711, which as we view things today will effectively end or greatly curtail hunting in California, given the restrictions on the use of non-traditional ammunition,” National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane said in a statement. “We will have more to say on this important issue, but it is mind boggling that the governor would shut down this American tradition and actually imperil the substantial conservation funding that is provided to California through the federal excise tax on ammunition.”

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