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2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:16 PM

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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 DoD 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 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 is 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/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html

If you're not outraged at what this administration is doing you should be!

2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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Gee

I wonder what the Chinese will smelt the brass into? Seems funny that it could be turned into ammunition again doesn't it? And we get penalized for it from all sides. This just gets worse every time you look at it.

Which way are my people going? I have to lead them there!
2 years 39 weeks ago, 10:14 AM

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DOD Brass

Seems reminiscent of the scrap iron to Japan just before WWII

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
2 years 39 weeks ago, 7:13 AM

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And to think

there are people out there actually dipshit stupid enough to want to re-elect that boob?

2 years 39 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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and Georgia Arms is still getting Spent Brass from the Military and reloading it....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 39 weeks ago, 9:58 AM

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Good News!

Guess even the Obozo bunch can figure out economics if you make it mind numbingly simple.

2 years 39 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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