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Losing our source for Ammo!!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JimBailey, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. JimBailey

    JimBailey Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    This article was passed on to me about the DoD (Department of Defense) new policy on spent military brass. I thought I would share it with my Trapshooters.com friends.


    Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223 Ammo in America. They sell 9mm, .45, .223 ammunition. They normally buy spent brass from the US Department of Defense. Spent brass is "one time used" shell cases used by our Military for training purposes.
    They buy the brass, recondition it, and then reload the brass for resale to Law Enforcement, Gun Clubs, Gun Shops, and stores like Wal-Mart. They normally buy 30 ,000 lbs of spent brass at a time.

    This week the D.o.D wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and informed him that from now on the D.o.D will be destroying the spent brass, shredding it. It will no longer be available to the ammo makers, unless they buy it in a scrap shredded condition (which they have no use for). The shredded brass is now going to be sold by the D.o.D to China as scrap metal, after the D.o.D pays for it to be shredded. The D.o.D is selling the brass to China for less money than the ammo makers have been paying, plus the D.o.D has to pay to have the brass shredded and do the accounting paperwork.

    This sure helps the economy now doesn't it? Sell cheaper to China, and do not sell at all to a proven US business. Any hidden agenda working here? Obama going after the Firearms Industry and our ammunition!

    The Georgia Arms owner even related a story that one of his competitors had already purchased a load of brass last week. The D.o.D contacted him this week and said they were sending someone over to make sure it was destroyed. Shell cases he had already bought!

    The brass has no value to the ammo maker if it is destroyed/shredded/melted. The ammo manufacturer only uses the empty brass cases to reload different calibers, mainly .223 bullets.

    The owner of Georgia Arms says that he will have to lay off at least half of his 60 workers, within 2-3 months if the D.o.D will no longer sell spent brass cases to the industry. Georgia Arms has 2-3 months of inventory to use, by summer they're out.

    If the Reloading Industry has to purchase new manufacture brass cases, then the cost of ammunition will double or even triple, plus Obama want to add a 500% tax on each shell.

    You can read the information and see the D.o.D letter to Georgia Arms here:
    The Shootist Site http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/D.o.D-ends-sale of-expended-military.html

    If you're not outraged at what this administration is doing, you should
    be! Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid! Get involved! It's Your Freedom and Our
    Country they're Stealing! If You Fail to Act Now, there may not be a Free
    United States tomorrow!

    I implore you to get involved and forward this to as many people you can.
    Contact your legislators and put them on notice that we're fed up with what's going on! This is a call to action.

    God does not always appear when we think He should, but He's never late.

    Jim Bailey
  2. Lead Man

    Lead Man TS Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    This was worked out months ago. Check Georgia Arms website.
  3. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Central Illinois
    And it was sorted out by two Democrat Senators on the Senate Finance committee...there are a few out there with promise.
  4. obfd13

    obfd13 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    fyi, many tons of this spent brass is currently up for auction online. no mutilation is required.
  5. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Old news
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