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Old 01-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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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 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 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/d...-military.html < https://webmail.metrobrokers.com/exc...-military.html >

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I implore you to get involved. Contact your legislators and put them on notice, We're fed up with what's going on in the name of stimulating our economy!
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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I heard of this quite some time ago. Obama pushed this through with the intention of keeping the brass out of civilian hands and to drive up the cost of current ammunition. If they cannot infringe on the 2nd Amendment then they will infringe on the ammo in every way possible. Think about it, 10 yrs ago it really wasnt really cost effective to reload these rounds as they were cheap to purchase. I remember buying 9mm, .45, 30-30, .270, etc for around $13-$17 a box. Now you are looking at $28-$35 a box if not more. When Obama went in office you could not find 9mm, .45 or .223 rounds on the shelf and there was a long waiting list due to the demand. The demand has dropped but not the price.

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They reversed course on this a few years ago.

It would of been nice if it would of stuck. My stock piles would be worth more than. Now I am under water on my ammo investments.
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I did not hear of that but glad it did get reversed. Guess the price on ammo is the same as gasoline, once it goes up it will not come back down.
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I did not hear of that but glad it did get reversed. Guess the price on ammo is the same as gasoline, once it goes up it will not come back down.
Actually the price of ammo isn't very much. A case of russian imports is around 200 for a 1000 rds. Pistol 9mm is 100 for 500rds. Brass 223 is ridiculous but that is because of military demand.

When ammo was scarce I bought a reloader. However primers were hard to come by at that time. So the damn thing has sat in my closet. May this summer I will set it up and load some rounds.
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The Future scarcity of Ammunition has been weighing on my mind HEAVILY for some time now.

Almost like the Mad Max Movies and gas...
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The Future scarcity of Ammunition has been weighing on my mind HEAVILY for some time now.

Almost like the Mad Max Movies and gas...

Time to stock up!
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I have a pretty hefty stockpile finally, it took 3 years of buying two boxes and shooting one but it's nice to know I have it now.

Now I just buy extra every 2 or 3 times I go shooting, and simply take an old box to shoot and add the new ones to the bottom.

Some people downright horde the stuff though and it is annoying when the store is out of every brand of the same caliber because somebody bought 200 bucks worth of ammo all at once.
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Time to stock up!
Those in Power and who are "In the know", KNOW what is going to occur.

We NEED to Arm-Up.

There will come a time where Protecting one own Domain and Welfare is apparent.

I am rather excited at the prospect of "Survival of the Fittest" (and best equipped!)!
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