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Georgia Arms and reloading ammo....

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ltwtcmdr, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. ltwtcmdr

    ltwtcmdr East County Member

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    I know I don't pipe up here on subject matter enough, but a friend e-mailed me this link about the Department of Defense selling once fired brass to China for scrap that they used to sell to Georgia Arms for reloading and resale of said ammo. Does any one know if this if this is true story, and if it is, I just want to get the story out there. Here is the text of that e-mail...

    Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223 Ammo in America. They sell 9mm, 45,..223ammunition. 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 manufactured brass cases, then the cost of ammunition will double or even triple, plus Obama wants to add a 500% tax on each shell.

    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!
  2. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Got a recent article?

    I thought the NRA talked this over with the DoD and they decided to reverse the decision, and continue to sell spent brass to the ammunitions companies.
  3. ltwtcmdr

    ltwtcmdr East County Member

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    I did receive a correction from a freind that says I have old information, sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
  4. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    This was along time ago and in response to a Congressional law, not a random DoD decision. The issue was resolved once the unintended consequences of the law were widely known. This was all resolved about a year ago I believe and happened during the Bush administration, not Obama.

    If someone is still sending around emails about it, they are lying and fearmongering - this issue is long settled.