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I DON'T KNOW IF THIS HAS BEEN POSTED BUT HERE IT IS
WHAT A CROCK OF BULL

This is totally crazy and it should make you want to slap the ___ 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, and 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 & our amunition!!

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/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html

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!
 

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It was true at one time but has since been reversed. Happened last year ???

It's one of those things we will see posted across the internet for the next gazillion years.
 

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At least that long. DOD changed directions on this one long ago.
 

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First of all, the president doesn't have the authority to force a private business to sell their products to China at a loss....Second of all this story was going around years ago under the Bush administration..
It's ammunition companies scare tactics to be able to raise prices.
 

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TPlank said:
It's one of those things we will see posted across the internet for the next gazillion years.
I'd rather see something like this be posted redundantly than not at all.
 

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Funny, I thought Bush had the market cornered when it came to the blame game. Just wait until Obama gets past his health care bill issues, he'll be attacking the Second Amendment before he's done.
 

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BrowningFan369 said:
Funny, I thought Bush had the market cornered when it came to the blame game. Just wait until Obama gets past his health care bill issues, he'll be attacking the Second Amendment before he's done.
I've been hearing that for years! Everytime a dem gets in office, the nra and the rep. start with gun control! Get used to it!
 

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You better get use to the fact that someday, the only way you'll be able to shoot a whitetail is with a camera. Wake up and smell the coffee there Fanatic!
 

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"It's ammunition companies scare tactics to be able to raise prices."
Exactly. How many read this and went out and stocked up on ammo? The only ones to benefit from such a law would be manufacturers of new ammo who pushed for this bill. Sorry but I ain't scared.
 

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You better get use to the fact that someday, the only way you'll be able to shoot a whitetail is with a camera. Wake up and smell the coffee there Fanatic!
Thats your opinion, and i'll respect that! I just don't see the people allowing that to happen!
 

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WhitetailFanatic said:
BrowningFan369 said:
You better get use to the fact that someday, the only way you'll be able to shoot a whitetail is with a camera. Wake up and smell the coffee there Fanatic!
Thats your opinion, and i'll respect that! I just don't see the people allowing that to happen!
me neither.....there will be a civil war before that happens.
 

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CHINA OWNS THIS COUNTRY. The amount of lead that comes over here is insane. I was just buying fishing supplies every piece from china has lead in it. this is going to be in every thing from our water to fish to our kids on down the line. The smacks in D.C allow this everyday. the last time I looked its called sleeping with the enemy. I am not shocked by this in anyway.
 

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When the NRA got involved in politics, it costs them lots of members and support. They need to go back to their foundation for which they were formed, and tell the facts as they are.
 

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Has anyone read the NRA/ILA info on this issue?
 

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eriewalleye said:
When the NRA got involved in politics, it costs them lots of members and support. They need to go back to their foundation for which they were formed, and tell the facts as they are.
Yeah right. If so, why did the NRA's membership quadruple?
 

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Pinebear said:
"It's ammunition companies scare tactics to be able to raise prices." How many read this and went out and stocked up on ammo?

Not me.
 
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