Federal Directive to Destroy Fired Military Cases

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  1. Stephen A. Camp

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    Hello. Below is the text of an email I just sent an informal group I keep updated on Second Amendment issues:

    "Federal Directive to Destroy Fired Military Cases in .223 & .308

    Here is the link: Government Destroys Once Fired Brass Cases

    Here is one immediate result: Attention

    Georgia-Arms is a major supplier of reloaded ammunition.

    Here is a link to make contacting elected representatives.

    Contact Elected Officials: USA.gov

    I figured that the sob’s would try and hit ammo first since the Heller decision sort of slowed some of their efforts there. Here we are in an economic crisis and the military, which is supported by the taxpayers has to deplete the value of fired cases by 80%. Doesn’t make a lick of sense unless the primary aim is to reduce ammunition available to the honest American citizen for either private reloading or reloading companies.

    I sort of doubt that Bin Laden has an account with RCBS.

    We are the ultimate end-users of these cases and thus, the end targets of this change of policy.

    Obama and his socialists can keep this ill-thought, wasteful “change”.

    It is simply "back door gun control".

    Stephen A. Camp

    Best.
     


  2. Texas1911

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    Wonderful.
     
  3. BeNotAfraid

    BeNotAfraid Active Member

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    Men--all I can say is: "What would our founding fathers say?"

    I am going to raise some holy he** with my Federal Reps!
     
  4. DCortez

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

    Printing your own money must be nice. :(
     
  5. Stephen A. Camp

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    Reading the directive closely (and it is NOT a Presidential Decree as some on other sites have said), cases "50 caliber and under" can be sold in the US for reloading. The question is how long will that remain true? With but a little quiet nudging from the would-be federal gun-banners, that directive might be expanded; at least I think so. I don't trust 'em one inch. I think we should make it known now that we oppose this completely.

    Best.
     
  6. JKTex

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    It appears tat it may be an error in a policy change that included brass with the intended, disposition of sensitive materials.

    So far it appears the only thing in writing is from private companies, primarily the email from Government Liquidators, who also export. Apparently they purchase all of the material from the government "then" they resell it vs the old government auction system.

    I've also heard it said that some private business is using this to create panic for their own benefit.

    Who knows, but the only response I've come across supposedly from an actual government source is one of bewilderment. I say give it a few days to shake out so it can be seen for what it really is.
     
  7. Major Woody

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    Contact Montana Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance committee. He could limit DOD's budget until they relent on this. With all brass going to the military, we will have none at all forever.
     
  8. JKTex

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    Anyone actually looked at the actual GL auctions? Not one listed for mutilation.

    Stop the madness and don't panic! :lolz:
     
  9. 45tex

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    If the fifth largest reloader in this country can not get brass to reload we all have a problem. A real problem. This is not unlike the export ban that popped up a few weeks ago. Its a trial balloon. Its up and we need to shoot it down.
    Its going to be like this until Obama is history. One thing after another.
     
  10. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Some of y'all put blind folds on trying not to discover the truth so you can continue to throw your hands in the air and scream for a revolution. :lolz: That ought to be a song!


    It's coming out now that a new waiver is out or coming out to reverse this and it seems as though this indeed was a mistake or misunderstanding.

    Government Liquidators has reportedly confirmed this by phone and will be updating their web-site but would take 24 hours.

    Sorry, but it appears anyway, that the fire may be getting put out. :texas:
     

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