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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 destroy! ing 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 t! hey were sending someone over to make sure it
was destroyed. She ll 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 info 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.
 

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Sorry about that. Mods, go ahead and delete this post.
 

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And just remember this. If you are stocking up ammo becuae it may be hard to get in the future Homeland Security now views you as a "Right Wing Extremist" What a bunch of bullcrap.
 

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The error was made in the Defense Logistics Agency.

Cartridge brass now has its own classification (separate from artillery, flare, etc casings) to avoid confusion. It is only required to be mutilated if sold to a foreign nation.
 
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