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Implementing Marshall Law and selling to China... how messed up is this?

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).
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missbreezy214

Asked by missbreezy214 at 11:32 AM on May. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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 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!

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    missbreezy214

    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.

    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:34 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • 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

    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:34 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • ummm not sure why this has to be obama trying to take the ammo?(shakes head) this sounds like another sad case of out sourcing because china is cheaper. nothing hidden about a company ultimately wanting to make more money.
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 11:36 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • Yes, I believe he's after our guns! Yes, I believe he's helping China. Yes, I believe he's a communist...and until America wakes up and starts fighting for our freedoms he's a run-a-way train!
    TimandMely4ever

    Answer by TimandMely4ever at 11:41 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • This is not just outsourcing. Outsourcing would be if the DoD was going to sell the casings to China so that CHINA could recondition them, the was the American company is/was able to do. The DoD is going to make the casing completely unusable to any business.

    However, why can't the firearm company buy the shredded brass and melt it down and then cast it into the shell casings?

    WHY does China need our brass? WHY does Obama do crap like this to the American businesses? As much as I hate to go there, I do sense a hidden agenda. There usually is one when the Gov't steps in like this.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 11:57 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • Did you not read the article? Obama does want to take away citizens' guns and ammo. And if you read the article, we are actually LOSING MONEY! When Georgia was paying substantially MORE money, the gov't decided "Nah, we don't want you selling ammo, and if you do, not cheaply!" and decided to take AWAY that resource (not so inadvertently) and sell it for CHEAPER to CHINA, while WASTING money by SHREDDING the metal. L.O.S.E. money.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:57 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • The only people who think the President wants to take away their guns and ammo are the nutcases on certain websites who hate the president and have no logical or rational explanations for their wacko messages.
    RELAX. And if you have any of those sites saved or bookmarked, you would be happier if you just deleted thm. Try to think positively, not like the radical right.
    Anonymous

    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.


    http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12244

    Fawn80

    Answer by Fawn80 at 1:04 PM on May. 24, 2010

  • The only people who think the President wants to take away their guns and ammo are the nutcases on certain websites who hate the president and have no logical or rational explanations for their wacko messages.
    RELAX. And if you have any of those sites saved or bookmarked, you would be happier if you just deleted thm. Try to think positively, not like the radical right

    You are SO VERY WRONG!!! I am not a "website nutcase"! But, I DO BELIEVE that "they" are trying to take away our guns.
    TimandMely4ever

    Answer by TimandMely4ever at 4:16 PM on May. 24, 2010

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