Got this in my inbox today.
PROOF THAT WE HAVE SOME IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON
This is totally crazy and it should make you want to slap the hell out of
the idiots we have in Washington DC.
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 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
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 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- ... tary..html