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With ammunition shortage government destroys reloadable brass for a loss

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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 07:11 AM

In the email below from the Defense Logistics Agency you will see that DLA has effectively ordered the immediate non-sale and destruction of all once-fired military brass.

Why is this a problem? The RKBA is only as good as the ammunition supply for the firearms we own. The shelves of the Nation's sporting goods stores are essentially bare of ammunition. The entire ammunition market in the U.S. is highly stressed.

Dear Valued Customer:

Please take a moment to note important changes set forth by the Defense Logistics Agency:

Recently it has been determined that fired munitions of all calibers, shapes and sizes have been designated to be Demil code B. As a result and in conjunction with DLA's current Demil code B policy, this notice will serve as official notification which requires Scrap Venture (SV) to implement mutilation as a condition of sale for all sales of fired munitions effective immediately. This notice also requires SV to immediately cease delivery of any fired munitions that have been recently sold or on active term contracts, unless the material has been mutilated prior to sale or SV personnel can attest to the mutilation after delivery. A certificate of destruction is required in either case.

"The military can sell reloadable brass for $2.00/lb. Brass that has been destroyed for reloading purposes and value sells for about .35/lb. So the DLA is expecting taxpayers to pay DoD extra to make reloadable brass unavailable to civilian gun owners."


It's bad enough the government would go out of its way to waste money but to do so when the rest of us cant get a hold of some ammo? It's like they're all eating cake while we starve.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 07:23 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

A lot of guys use once fired military brass. I don't, never wanted to mess with the primer crimp.

I'm sure this is part of the "Obama Plan" to dis-arm the citizen of the United States.

Not much good having a firearm and not having any ammo.


posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 11:22 AM
Just one more step towards the goal of total civilian disarmament. They are not going to ban guns and ammo, they are just going to make it impossible to obtain them.

Look at Australia, look at the U.K. One step at a time. The U.S. is a little more difficult, they are going to make ammo impossibly expensive, then start banning guns once nobody has any ammo.


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