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mrthomasdinkel
07-10-2009, 9:45 AM
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 i s 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 o ff 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 want 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

http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html

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!

popeye4
07-10-2009, 9:46 AM
Old news. They backed down shortly after they made the announcement.

Brutish
07-10-2009, 9:48 AM
Welcome to a few months ago.

ripcurlksm
07-10-2009, 9:50 AM
Did you hear Michael Jackson died? :)

Henry47
07-10-2009, 9:52 AM
i hear that a black man is thinking about running for president soon.

jdberger
07-10-2009, 9:53 AM
Wait. Who's "stealing"?

PatriotnMore
07-10-2009, 9:53 AM
:rofl:
Did you hear Michael Jackson died? :)

Lancear15
07-10-2009, 9:54 AM
Did you hear Michael Jackson died? :)

LOL:rofl2:

felixthecat1
07-10-2009, 10:24 AM
WACKO JACKO IS GONE, ZOMS ARE COMING, OBAMA IS PRESIDENT, AND PELOSI OFFICIALLY WANTS TO BE KNOWN AS THE QUEEN OF AMERICA.

fusionstar
07-10-2009, 10:30 AM
isn't pelosi out of a job after that cia waterboarding fiasco?

Im sorry I dont keep up with her.

ajaffe
07-10-2009, 10:31 AM
By the way, I believe the whole truth behind this story was that the DoD was cracking down on places buying spent casings as "scrap" metal, and in turn paying a lower price than if they bought what was listed as actual spent casings. So the DoD was trying to end this by ensuring that all scrap brass was actually that, scrap brass, so that spent casings would collect the premium.
That is what I remember reading though off the top of my head. So take it for what it is worth.

brokestudent12
07-10-2009, 10:32 AM
i hear that a black man is thinking about running for president soon.

Yes, colin powell, I heard.

eighteenninetytwo
07-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Lovely thread for a friday.:party:

IsaacGlass
07-10-2009, 10:39 AM
By the way, I believe the whole truth behind this story was that the DoD was cracking down on places buying spent casings as "scrap" metal, and in turn paying a lower price than if they bought what was listed as actual spent casings. So the DoD was trying to end this by ensuring that all scrap brass was actually that, scrap brass, so that spent casings would collect the premium.
That is what I remember reading though off the top of my head. So take it for what it is worth.

+1 that's what I heard as well.

Barney Gumble
07-10-2009, 10:48 AM
http://i30.tinypic.com/2eelkd1.jpg

rkt88edmo
07-10-2009, 10:53 AM
Closed, because I don't want anyone to laugh to hard and pull their stitches.

Kestryll
07-10-2009, 10:55 AM
Closed, because I don't want anyone to laugh to hard and pull their stitches.

Too late!!!

:D :rofl: