Obama orders shredding of shell casings

BARRY0619 2012/02/04 16:39:08

This is dated in 2009 but many, myself included. never heard this...


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

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

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

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 as you
can. 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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  • modernminuteman 2012/02/04 20:19:33
    this is two pronged for obama. he can hurt 2nd amendment lovers like me and at the same time he is helping the country he loves best china. i am dead serious when i say he has created more jobs in china then here in the good ole usa. what a punk!

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  • deadfies&frogs 2012/02/04 17:18:22
    Forget it... this story is dead.

  • Roger47 2012/02/04 17:12:47
    In March 2009, sales of ammunition casings were suspended pending review of a policy change that was made in 2008. After one week, the sales of the casings resumed. None were shredded. None were sold to China. Why is this disinformation about shredding casings still around?
  • Max Roger47 2012/02/04 17:27:11
    There are SodaHeads that claim snopes is a George Soros misinformation site. I say, don't believe everything you read. Do your own research to find the truth.
  • Roger47 Max 2012/02/04 17:30:00
    I note that the website linked to the article is dated March 15, 2009, and says that the DOD has reversed the policy. It would seem to corroborate SNOPES. But I agree, it is important to check multiple sources in all cases.
  • deadfies&frogs 2012/02/04 17:07:06
    What do people expect when they voted in a Kenyan born Muslim for President.
  • Roger47 deadfie... 2012/02/04 17:30:31
    The story was false.
  • Cindy64~PATRIOT WARRIOR 2012/02/04 16:58:10
    Yes this sure is the PROOF THAT WE DO HAVE IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON !! This is how Obama-slime is taking care of America....by DESTROYING it bit by bit each and every day and the LIES that just keep coming out of his mouth!! Yeah right Obama is stimulating our economy........ stimulating it to the GROUND is what he is doing !!
  • Roger47 Cindy64... 2012/02/04 17:31:40
    Why did you so readily fall for a story that was shown to be false over two years ago? How badly does your bias cloud your judgment?
  • Cindy64... Roger47 2012/02/05 02:02:20
    What ever LIB...we still have HAVE IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON D. C. !! LIKE OBAMA-SLIME!!
  • keeper 2012/02/04 16:50:46
    And the stupidity just gets larger and larger!
  • Cindy64... keeper 2012/02/04 16:59:26
    It sure does Keeper it really does!!
  • Roger47 Cindy64... 2012/02/04 17:35:13
    The story is a lie. Who is it that is stupid? There was a one week suspension of sales back in March 2009 to review the policy about disposal of used military property. After the week delay, sales resumed. No casings were ever destroyed.
  • Reichstolz 2012/02/04 16:49:31
    I would need to see the scanned copy of the letter with the DOD letterhead prior to believing this story.

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