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Govt. going after the ammo!!!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Steven77, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Steven77

    Steven77 Oregon New Member

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    Govt. going after the ammo!!!

    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 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 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 ammunition 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/

    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 crinimals by trying to take our guns and ammo.
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    The brass shredding rule was changed back within 24 hours.
     
  3. zeitgeist

    zeitgeist Or/WA Member

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    Coctailer could you elaborate, or link to your reference?
    thanks
     
  4. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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  5. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I read that it was changed back right away as well... (edit :article ^)
     
  6. zeitgeist

    zeitgeist Or/WA Member

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    thanks for link.
    citing references is a good thing.
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    This is something the original poster could have found to be untrue within seconds with a simple websearch. These hysteria threads really make us look bad. Conspiracy thread, anti-govt threads, and hysteria threads really need to start being deleted...just like they are on the larger gun forums.
     
  8. Steven77

    Steven77 Oregon New Member

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    Hey Playboy!

    Gimme a break will ya!!

    You said: "These hysteria threads really make us look bad. Conspiracy thread, anti-govt threads, and hysteria threads really need to start being deleted."

    Does that mean it didn't happen in the first place?

    I erred in not searching further to find that it had been recinded but the fact remains the govt. tried to pull this off and the info is important as it shows just how far our govt. will try to go to dissarm us!

    I thank the other members for thier polite response in their updates to my post.

    Steven
     
  9. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  10. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    I swear to god, people on this forum DO NOT know how to use the fing search function. At least twice a day i see a repost.
     
  11. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Ya I agree,the Zombie threads are REALLY making us look like were out there. We better make sure and delete any referances to that too.

    :soapbox:

    Gimme a break!
     
  12. Weathermaker

    Weathermaker Washington Member

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    Geeez. :paranoid:
     
  13. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    :dunno: