Do you remember this TRUE story from March this year? Read down till you find out how it ended.
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).
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
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!
I just rechecked the link in the story and discovered the following update:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
DOD Ends Sale of Expended Military Brass to Remanufacturers
AND SO IT BEGINS...
Notice: Thanks to the hundreds of people who have responded to this posting, and the thousands of gun owners who e-mailed DOD and their representatives in Congress...
This situation has been resolved.
DOD rescinded the order after a firestorm of criticism--which began almost immediately when they issued a directive to mutilate all expended military brass before it could be sold to the civilian reloading market.
For a complete explanation of this decision by DOD, go to the main address for this blog (www.theshootist.net) and scroll down to the next posting after this one: "Plowshares Beaten Back Into Bullets."
Thank you for your concern and participation.
You proved we can all make a difference in defending our rights to own and use firearms.