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Georgia Arms Denied Spent Shell Casings from DOD

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Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223

Ammo in America . (they sell 9 mm, .45, etc ammo)

They normally buy spent brass from the US Dept of

Defense - 'one time used' shell casings by our

Military - from training on Military bases, etc. They buy

the brass and then re-load for resale to Law Enforcement,

Gun Shops, Gun Clubs, Wal-Mart, and etc.

They normally buy 30,000 lbs of spent brass at a


This week the DOD wrote a letter to the owner of

Georgia Arms and said that from now on the DOD will be

destroying the brass - shredding it. It is no longer

available to the Ammo makers - unless they just 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

Ammo manufacturers have been the DOD has to

pay to have the brass shredded and do all the accounting

paperwork. That sure helps the US economy now, doesn't

it? Sell cheaper to China - and do not sell shells at all to

a proven US business. Any agenda working here???? Obama

going after our ammunition!!!!!

The Georgia Arms owner even related a story that

one of his competitors had already purchased a load of brass

last week - and the DOD contacted him this week and said

they were sending someone over to make sure it was

destroyed. Shell Casings he had already bought! THE BRASS



BULLETS. Georgia Arms owner says that he will have to lay

off at least Half of his 60 workers, within 2 - 3 months if

the DOD no longer sells their spent brass to him.. He has 2

- 3 months inventory of shells to use. By summer - he's

out. If he has to buy new manufactured brass shells, then

the cost of ammunitioin to the buyer will double and Obama wants to add a 500% tax on each shell.

You can read the info and see the DOD letter to

Georgia Arms here:


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While there is some truth to the initial order, I think this matter has been resolved; they rescinded the order. If I read the info right, anything over 50 caliber must still be destroyed, but anything under that threshhold can still be sold within the US.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Brass issue has either been changed, or is in the process of being changed.

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That's good news, thanks for the replies.

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