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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<

BR>it?  Sell cheaper to China - and do not sell shells at all to a
BR>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 the info and see the DoD letter to Georgia Arms here:

The Shootist Site

http://www.theshootist.net/ <http://www.theshootist.net/>



Georgia Arms Site:

http://georgia-arms.com/ <http://georgia-arms.com/>

Loss of US jobs, control of ammunition by the new Obama adminis
tration....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
crinimals by trying to take our guns and ammo.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/08/2009 at 14:35
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Saw this a while back, it has since been changed.  See below from the NRA:
 
STATEMENT FROM NRA CHIEF LOBBYIST CHRIS W. COX
Military Surplus Cartridge Case Issue Resolved


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Yesterday morning, the Department of Defense informed NRA-ILA that fired military small arms cartridge cases are once again eligible for sale, following a temporary suspension in such sales instituted last week. NRA-ILA began discussions with DoD shortly after the suspension took effect, and we were assured from the beginning that efforts were underway to resolve the issue favorably.

Yesterday afternoon, DoD additionally confirmed the lifting of the suspension to pro-Second Amendment United States Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who sent the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) a joint letter vigorously opposing the suspension, on the grounds that it had "an impact on small businesses who sell reloaded ammunition utilizing these fired casings, and upon individual gun owners who purchase spent military brass at considerable cost savings for their personal use."

Everyone who would have been impacted by the suspension, had it become permanent, owes thanks to Senator Baucus for his leadereship on this issue, as well as to Sen. Tester and U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who also weighed in strongly on behalf of gun owners and the suppliers from whom they obtain ammunition reloaded with surplus military brass.

In announcing that the suspension has been lifted, DoD also made clear that no cartridge cases that, in the absence of the suspension, would have been sold for reloading purposes were destroyed while the suspension was in effect. Such cases were instead protected by DoD during the suspension, and are again eligible for sale. With ammunition currently in short supply, that was welcome news, to be sure.

DLA also put to rest various theories and rumors that were circulated on the internet, concerning the reason for the suspension. As DLA explained to Senators Baucus and Tester, and to NRA-ILA, DoD officials responsible for the demilitarization of military property temporarily halted the release of the cartridge cases last week, pending review of a policy change issued last year by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which, in the interest of national security, halted the sale of items within a broad category of government property including, but not limited to, surplus small arms cartridge cases.

To make cartridge cases eligible for sale once again, DoD demilitarization officials verified that the cases could be appropriately placed in a category of government property allowing for their release for use within the United States, and then executed the recategorization. Whereas during the brief suspension, fired cartridge cases would have been releaseable only if the purchaser crushed or smelted them, now the cases may be sold as before, intact and reloadable.

DoD also assured NRA-ILA that companies previously authorized to purchase cartridge cases under Trade Security Controls need no further vetting at this time, and are eligible to resume purchasing cases under the policy adopted yesterday.

In sum, a problem that could have had serious repercussions for the remanufactured ammunition industry and the countless gun owners who support it, appears to have been resolved quickly.
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Thanks cp. I hadn't seen that release..... WHEW!!!!!!!
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No problem.  Sign up for the NRA-ILA alerts via email.  Although everything that they send you may not be of interest, I find that it is a good way to keep up with the current issue that affect us.  Another good feature is that you can select your state and they will keep you informed of what is going on in the state governments.  Tennessee has several pro-gun and carry bills currently working their way through the legislature and this is how I have been able to keep up with them.
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Good advice. I do get some already from other sources. Thanks bunches bro.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2009 at 14:25
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Same ******** who didn't know they could "Photoshop" a 747 over NYC and scared 1000s of folks, who unlike far too many, have not forgotten 9/11!
Take note of MT, UT and TX passing states rights gun laws. Are we in an 1861 time warp?



Edited for foul language.


Edited by RifleDude - May/10/2009 at 18:28
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