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**Shell shortage?**

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by trpshtr2001, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. trpshtr2001

    trpshtr2001 TS Member

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    I got this via email today, and thought I'd pass it along


    Subject: Once fired brass info.


    Spent brass from the US Dept of Defense


    Just thought you would like to know one of the latest things that is happening
    to the firearms ammo business in our country.


    > Subject: Spent brass from the US Dept of Defense

    > What next?
    >
    > Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223 Ammo in
    > America . (they sell 9 mm, .45, etc ammo)

    > They normally buy spent brass from the US Dept of Defense -
    > 'one time used' shell casings by our Military - from
    > training on Military bases, etc. They buy the brass and
    > then re-load for resale to Law Enforcement, Gun Shops, Gun
    > Clubs, Wal-Mart, and etc.

    > They normally buy 30,000 lbs of spent brass at a time.
    >
    > This week the DoD wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia
    > Arms and said that from now on the DoD will be destroying
    > the brass - shredding it. It is no longer available to the
    > Ammo makers - unless they just buy it in a scrap shredded
    > condition (which
    they have no use for). The shredded brass
    > is NOW going to be sold by the DoD to China as scrap
    > metal....after the DoD pays for it to be shredded. The DoD
    > is selling the brass to China for less money than Ammo
    > manufacturers have been paying....plus the DoD has to pay to
    > have the brass shredded and do all the accounting paperwork.
    > That sure helps the US economy now, doesn't it? Sell
    > cheaper to China - and do not sell shells at all to a proven
    > US business. Any agenda working here???? Obama going after
    > our ammunition!!!!!

    > The Georgia Arms owner even related a story that one of his
    > competitors had already purchased a load of brass last week
    > - and the DoD contacted him this week and said they were
    > sending someone over to make sure it was destroyed. Shell
    > Casings 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 SHELLS TO RELOAD
    > DIFFERENT CALIBERS - MAINLY .223 BULLETS.
    >
    > Georgia Arms owner says that he will have to lay off at
    > least Half of his 60 workers, within 2 - 3 months if the DoD
    > no longer sells their spent brass to him. He has 2 - 3
    > months inventory of shells to use. By summer - he's
    > out. If he has to buy new manufactured brass shells, then
    > the cost of ammunitioin to the buyer will double and
    > triple...plus Obama wants to add a 500% tax on each shell.

    > You can read more inf
    o and see the DoD letter to Georgia
    > Arms here:

    > The Shootist Site
    > http://www.theshootist.net/

    > Georgia Arms Site:
    > http://georgia-arms.com/

    > Loss of US jobs, control of ammunition by the new Obama
    > administration....liberalism at its best and on the way to
    > socialism. When times get bad...and they will very
    > soon...only the bad will have guns and ammo. This new
    > "Obomanation" is going to make good citizens into
    > criminals by trying to take our guns and ammo.
     
  2. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    That's old news. It was recided about a month ago. You can buy all the brass you want now.
    Todd
     
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