This is totally crazy and it should make you want to slap the hell out of the idiots in Washington DC from Obama all the way down.
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).
Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:32 AM on May. 24, 2010
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 http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html
Answer by Bearsjen at 11:36 AM on May. 24, 2010
Answer by TimandMely4ever at 11:41 AM on May. 24, 2010
Answer by 29again at 11:57 AM on May. 24, 2010
Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:57 AM on May. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on May. 24, 2010
OH NOES! HE'S GONNA TAKE UR GUNS AND THEN SHOOT YOU! PERSONALLY! Jeebus. Do some friggen research before you go posting your tin foil crap.
A.) This is OLD news.
B.) The NRA-ILA released a statement in April of 2009 (THAT'S LAST YEAR, FOLKS) that put to rest the rumors. It was only a temporary suspension. Senator Max Baucus at the time, pushed for the suspension to quit. He accomplished that. Like I said, do some friggen research.
Answer by Fawn80 at 1:04 PM on May. 24, 2010
Answer by TimandMely4ever at 4:16 PM on May. 24, 2010