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    Dod

    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 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

    The Shootist: DOD Ends Sale of Expended Military Brass to Remanufacturers

    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 you
    can Contact your legislators and put them on notice, we're fed up with
    what's going on! This is a call to action. Act now while you still can,
    or stay silent, roll over, and watch our country die!



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    Situation has been resolved...

    Notice the date of this original article:

    The Shootist: DOD Ends Sale of Expended Military Brass to Remanufacturers

    Sunday, March 15, 2009
    DOD Ends Sale of Expended Military Brass to Remanufacturers

    AND SO IT BEGINS...

    Notice: Thanks to the hundreds of people who have responded to this posting, and the thousands of gun owners who e-mailed DOD and their representatives in Congress...

    This situation has been resolved
    .

    DOD rescinded the order after a firestorm of criticism--which began almost immediately when they issued a directive to mutilate all expended military brass before it could be sold to the civilian reloading market.

    For a complete explanation of this decision by DOD, go to the main address for this blog (The Shootist) and scroll down to the next posting after this one: "Plowshares Beaten Back Into Bullets."


    Thank you for your concern and participation.


    You proved we can all make a difference in defending our rights to own and use firearms.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    You beat me to it CW&M! Yep, that was old news, however I remember reading something not too long ago that said they were looking at this again.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    You beat me to it CW&M! Yep, that was old news, however I remember reading something not too long ago that said they were looking at this again.
    We can't let our guard down for even one moment. Like you said, just because an issue "has been resolved" doesn't mean it won't pop up again.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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    From what I've been reading in my work emails, there are various base commanders who are continuing to demil the cases and sell the brass as scrap metal rather than following standard DoD practice and selling the re-usable cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    From what I've been reading in my work emails, there are various base commanders who are continuing to demil the cases and sell the brass as scrap metal rather than following standard DoD practice and selling the re-usable cases.
    That was what I read. Hopefully they will stop the commanders from demilling brass since brass for reloading is more valuable than scrap brass!
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    From what I've been reading in my work emails, there are various base commanders who are continuing to demil the cases and sell the brass as scrap metal rather than following standard DoD practice and selling the re-usable cases.
    It's when I read things like this that I really wonder what percentage of our military will stand with us against a tyrannical government?
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

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