Reloading is going to be illegal
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 time.
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
paying...plus 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
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 HAS NO
VALUE TO THE AMMO MAKER IF IT IS DESTROYED/SHREDDED/MELTED. THE AMMO
MANUFACTURER ONLY USES THE EMPTY BRASS SHELLS TO RELOAD DIFFERENT
CALIBERS - MAINLY .223 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 ammunition to the buyer will double and triple...plus
Obama wants to add a 500% tax on each shell.
You can read the info and see the DoD letter to Georgia Arms here:
The Shootist Site
Georgia Arms Site:
Loss of US jobs, control of ammunition by the new Obama
administration....liberalism at its best and on the way to socialism.
When times get bad...and they will very soon...only the bad will have
guns and ammo. This new "Obomanation" is going to make good citizens
into criminals by trying to take our guns and ammo