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    Thursday, 30 April 2009
    Chaffetz bill would require government to resell shell casings
    Joe Pyrah - Daily Herald
    For four days in March, gun owners across the country were up in arms about a Department of Defense decision to not resell its spent brass casings.

    The DOD sells more than 100 million used casings a year -- in .223 and .308 variants -- to businesses such as Georgia Arms, near Atlanta, which in turn reloads the cartridges and sells them to the public.

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the decision not to resell was made intentionally by the Obama administration, and he plans to introduce legislation to ensure it doesn't happen again.

    It was "a concerted effort by this administration to short the supply" of ammunition, said the 3rd District Republican who views it as back-door gun control.

    Georgia Arms co-owner Larry Haynie agrees. He said he was told by government officials that it was a clerical error.

    "Hell no," he said when asked if he believed that. "That's just the government catch-all right there."

    There is a press release from the Defense Logistics Agency four days after it was initially stated that the casings would be destroyed instead of resold. The DLA is in charge of handling the spent cartridges, including determining their impact on national security.

    It reads in part: "Upon review, the Defense Logistics Agency has determined the cartridge cases could be appropriately placed in a category of government property allowing for their release for sale."

    Haynie says it was the uproar that caused the change, not a question of national security.

    "The American system still works," he said.

    Chaffetz wants to make sure the river of empty brass continues to flow from the DOD into private hands. The legislation will read: "The Secretary of Defense may not implement any policy that would prevent or place undue restriction on the continued sale of intact spent military brass ammunition casings to domestic manufacturers of small arms ammunition."

    The ammunition market seems to be doing a fine job of keeping prices high all by itself.

    "Since Obama was elected, they've just run away," Haynie said, because of fears of gun control legislation. The last time sales were this high was when Bill Clinton was president and talking about an assault weapons ban.

    "He's armed up America way more than Clinton ever thought about doing."


    The bill number is H.R. 2193 (text isn't available yet on Thomas).

    Email or FAX your U.S. Representative (contact info here:
    or here: ) and urge them to:

    become a co-sponsor for the bill

    and actively work towards getting it OUT of committee and signed into law. Pete

    *Copy of email and FAX I just sent to my Rep (Sue Myrick):

    Dear Sue, Writing to ask you to PLEASE become a co-sponsor to and to press for passage of H.R. 2193 (it's a bill that would prevent the Secretary of Defense from implementing any policy to prevent or place undue restriction on the sale of intact spent military small arms ammunition casings to domestic manufacturers of small arms ammunition that are approved under trade security controls).

    This would ensure that the shell casings (which are much more PROFITABLE for the military to sell INTACT) would never be ordered to be SCRAPPED again before sale.
    Thanks! Pete "

    *AS per S.O.P. , please ALSO forward the link to this thread to all of your ADDY BOOK contacts.

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    Go get 'em Jason! We need 400+ more just like him.

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    Stock up on surplus ammo cans, because DRMO will now only sell them as scrap with the lids removed.

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    Glad to say that Rep. Jason Chaffetz is from MY District so He Represents Me!
    RIGHTS don't exist without RESPONSIBILITY!
    If one is not willing to stand for his rights, he doesn't have any Rights.
    I will strive to stand for the rights of ANY person, even those folks with whom I disagree!
    As said by SVG--- "I am not anti-COP, I am PRO-Citizen" and I'll add, PRO-Constitution.
    If the above makes me a RADICAL or EXTREME--- So be it!

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    2nd amendment says.... "...The right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!"

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