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    Say it ain't so...

    PROOF THAT WE HAVE SOME IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON
    This is totally crazy and it should make you want to slap the crap out of the idiots we have in Washington DC .

    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
    DoD wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and informed him that from now on the DoDwill 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 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 the ammo makers have been paying, plus the DoD 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 DoD 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 DoD 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 wants to add a 500% tax on each shell.

    You can read the information and see the DoD letter to Georgia Arms here:
    The Shootist Site http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/d...-military.html
    <https://webmail.metrobrokers.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html>

    If you're not outraged at what this administration is doing you
    should be! Be Afraid! Be Very 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
    as you can. Contact your legislators and put them on notice, We're fed up with what's going on in the name of stimulating our economy!
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    I thought I heard this situation was resolved.

    Is DOD still planning to shred/mutilate the brass and sell as scrap metal??

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    To the OP... the link provided reports something as of March 2009. In the link it says this policy has been rescinded. Are you saying there is contemporary info that it is in effect, rather than defunct? I'm confused... and admittedly haven't done adequate research to find out what's what, but it does appear that what you have posted has been OBE (overcome by events). Please clarify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Guy View Post
    Say it isn't so...
    Okay. It isn't so.
    Last edited by MAC702; 02-23-2012 at 03:19 PM.
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    ??? Got this in this morning mess of news in my email. Sorry I did not check the link provided. It may well be old. Still a reminder that we have to keep an eye out as no telling what comes next. (United Nations).

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    While I received this from another person as well and knew it had been resolved and if you do the snopes thing it says it was taken care of blah blah blah and even got word from some others in the industry it was done.
    HOWEVER on the QT it is still happening theres some serious ammo rationing issues coming as well. Supplies are going to get tight for a mutitude of reasons.

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    [QUOTE=gunrunner1911;1711061
    HOWEVER on the QT it is still happening theres some serious ammo rationing issues coming as well. Supplies are going to get tight for a mutitude of reasons.[/QUOTE]

    On the QT? You just posted this in a public forum. So what are these things that are going to happen? Why so secret? Could it be thats its ********?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunrunner1911 View Post
    While I received this from another person as well and knew it had been resolved and if you do the snopes thing it says it was taken care of blah blah blah and even got word from some others in the industry it was done.
    HOWEVER on the QT it is still happening theres some serious ammo rationing issues coming as well. Supplies are going to get tight for a mutitude of reasons.
    I am with Vegassteve. Sounds like you are knowledgeable of what would be very valuable information all pro gun persons should know. I am looking forward to your follow up.

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    I would guess, and just thinking out loud, if you remember the shortage of ammo as we geared up for Iraq/Afganistan, there may come a shortage of ammo and components as we gear up once again for Syria and Iran. If you need stuff you might think about grabbing it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Guy View Post
    I would guess, and just thinking out loud, if you remember the shortage of ammo as we geared up for Iraq/Afganistan, there may come a shortage of ammo and components as we gear up once again for Syria and Iran. If you need stuff you might think about grabbing it now.

    TBG
    I never had issues then,but I did when obummer was elected.

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