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.223 ammo is targeted by Obama administration?

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:38 AM
I just got an e-mail from my bro-in-law. I am not sure about this being 100% accurate so it does need verification, but it is interesting enough to be looked into.

BTW, there is a gun shop not far from me that is selling 1000 rds Federal or PMC for $400 a case. I went there yesterday and he still has a good supply.

Please read...this is very important...we MUST do something about this....any ideas???

I received as a result of a neighbor of mine who is a very concerned citizen as we should all be. It is of no consequence if you are not into weapons or ammunition. If you read far enough into this you will find it flies in the face of what the president of the United States has been saying concerning jobs etc for this country. Somebody is talking out of both sides of their mouths.
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 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.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:41 AM
That DoD brass story is from March. About a week after the news came out the DoD took back their position and went back to selling the brass.

I'm not sure why this news is just making the rounds now but it is old news and the policy has since been taken back.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

I am glad to hear that. This was the first I had seen of this issue.
Thanks for clearing that up.

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