This is in response to the letter written by Don Evans in the May 1 Roundup.
Georgia Arms is the fifth largest retailer of .223 ammo in America (they sell 9mm., .45, etc. ammo). They normally buy spent brass from the U.S. Department of Defense — one time used shell casings by our military. They buy the brass and then reload for resale to law enforcement, gun shops, gun clubs, Walmart, etc., 30,000 pounds of spent brass at a time.
The D.O.D. wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and said that from now on the D.O.D. will be destroying the brass and shredding it. It is no longer 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 D.O.D. to China as scrap metal after the D.O.D. pays to have it shredded.
The D.O.D. is selling the brass to China for less money than the ammo makers have been paying. That sure helps the U.S. economy now doesn’t it?
Sell to China cheaper than to a U.S. business. Any agenda here?
Obama is going after our ammunition. Owner of Georgia Arms said one competitor had already purchased a load of brass, the D.O.D. contacted the firm and said they are sending someone over to make sure it was destroyed, casings he had already bought (www.theshootist.net). Wake up, people!