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Rhino Rob
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PostSubject: Hey gunny   Hey gunny EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 6:11 am

what are your thoughts on this : ?


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 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-end...d-military.html
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PostSubject: Re: Hey gunny   Hey gunny EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 7:56 am

I don't think the 'agenda' is hidden anymore. It's plain to see where the liberals are steering the boat and it's bound to sink.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey gunny   Hey gunny EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 8:51 am

Don't blame me. I did not vote that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey gunny   Hey gunny EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 11:31 am

I knew about this a long time back. Its just the liberals pulling the strings in the background. Georgia arms has always bought brass from many sources and individuals. They will just have to step up that and go to something like turning in your old brass when you buy reloads or new ammo. Or go to cheaper metal case's like Wolf is made with. Bottom line, is since the democrats could not get the assault weapons ban past bush's desk they have taken the road of ammo control or elimination as a alternative approach. Whats made the problem worse right now is everyone scrambling to buy ammo has created a shortage which like the recent gas shortage drives the price up till supply catches back up with demand. One other thing, georgia arms only uses the fired brass for their re-loads, all their "New" ammo has always been made using new brass made by Starline.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey gunny   Hey gunny EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 8:29 pm