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Pentagon to Destroy Ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://www.stripes.com/report-pentagon-to-destroy-1b-in-ammunition-1.280372

    First thought was say it isn't so.
    But the story makes it out much worse - they don't know the state of the ammo and I'd hate for them to issue something which could catastrophically fail when fired. I am shocked they didn't track it better.

    Not really.

    While in the reserves, I spend one 2 week session documenting ships stores. Found a million dollars worth of engine room parts - high end gaskets, pipes and the like. It was all there, just not documented.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That was a horribly written article that had little explanation for why or what or really if ammo was going to be destroyed. After reading it I was more confused.

    The Army doesn't tell the other services what ammo they have surplus so the other services buy what they need. OK so that leaves ammo in the Armys stockpile. I fail to see how that equates to having to destroy ammo.

    As to small arms ammo catastrophically failing HUH? how? I have shot thousands of surplus rounds some dating back to 1927 and I don't remember any failures. How would ammo less then 1/4th that old at the oldest be a problem?
     
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  3. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    The goobernemt is not your friend.
     
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  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Especially not this goobernment.
     
  5. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    It's GDP boosting in traditional government tradition: Purchase a billion rounds of ammo, destroy 90% of it , re-order to rebuild stockpile...lather, rinse, repeat.
     
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  6. Miyamoto Musashi

    Miyamoto Musashi Central Oregon "Do nothing which is of no use"

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    I would be happy to destroy it for them at no cost to the tax payer. Right out the end of my barrel.:D:D:D3 smiles cuz that would be me when I was done!
     
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    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a hunch that if and when they do look into the matter they will find much less than they thought they knew.......

    We all know what happens when beaurocrats get their meat hooks on anything.....
     
  9. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind a couple of old obsolete LAWS rockets, bet you dimes to donuts there are some still sitting in a dusty corner somewhere.
     
  10. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would argue the 2nd guarantees you the right to own a LAWS.
     
  11. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It recognizes your right to be armed.

    It doesn't guarantee that the government will not infringe your rights when they ignore the Constitution.
     
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  12. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    definitely a lack of "reason why" in the article.
     
  13. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    Typical military supply tactic. Sometimes they get stuff they shouldn't have and then they have to hide it from IG inspectors because they also can't get rid of it.
     
  14. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that perfectly sums up the state of afairs we are currently dealing with for the entire Constitution. Well said.
     
  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nothing in the articles I have read says that any small arms ammo will be included in any destruction. They mention small arms ammo in a couple places but nothing to do with destruction. In fact they mention it in ways that barely has anything to do with the article at all. Since they do mention anything from small arms to Air to ground & Ground to Air missiles. It wouldn't take much to add up to 1.2 Billion pretty fast. Like I said a horribly written article with few if any facts and a lot of stirring the pot.