Skip to comments.Feds Undercut Civilian Supply of Ammunition (UPDATE POST 68!)
Posted on 03/17/2009 7:47:08 PM PDT by Viking2002
A recent government policy change has taken a bite out of the nation's already stressed ammunition supply, leaving arms dealers scrambling to find bullets for private gun owners.
Georgia Arms is a company that for the last 15 years has been purchasing fired brass shell casings from the Department of Defense and private government surplus liquidators. The military collects the discarded casings from fired rounds, then sells them through liquidators to companies like Georgia Arms that remanufacture the casings into ammunition for the law enforcement and civilian gun owner communities.
But earlier this month, Georgia Arms received a canceled order, informed by its supplier that the government now requires fired brass casings be mutilated, in other words, destroyed to a scrap metal state.
The policy change, handed down from the Department of Defense through the Defense Logistics Agency, cuts a supply leg out from underneath ammunition manufacturers.
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More of the same...
The leftists in DC are going to use the chaos in Mexico to dilute the 2nd amendment. Never waste a good crisis, right? Now its a Senator complaining.
Senators want to fight Mexican drug cartels expanding influence
UPDATED: 08:15 PM EDT 03.17.09
WASHINGTON (CNN) http://m.cnn.com/cnn/lt_ne/lt_ne/detail/266798/full
[snip]A bloody war between Mexican drug cartels is no longer solely a south-of-the-border problem, members of Congress said Tuesday at a hearing on the issue.
The violence accompanying those battles has crept into the United States, and is believed to be largely fueled by money and guns from America, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois.
The drugs are coming north, and were sending money and guns south, said Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. As a result, these cartels have gained extraordinary power.
About 90 percent of guns seized in Mexican raids are traced back to the United States, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, he said. About 2,000 firearms cross the border into Mexico daily, according to the Brookings Institution, he added.
However, the violence has skyrocketed, Goddard said, with a new and appalling trend: assassinations of police officers, prosecutors and other officials who are combating cartels.
The casual fallout is going to be significant if we cant do something to try to assist Mexico in stopping it south of the border, Goddard said.
Efforts by Arizona authorities to fight the violence include intercepting wire transfer payments to smugglers of drugs and of human beings, Goddard said. Between 2003 and 2007, he said, Arizona seized about $17 million in such transfers.
... he said, as the cartels, faced with increasing law enforcement surveillance in one area, will simply take their crimes elsewhere.
And authorities must target the masterminds and leaders behind the violence, he said: Just arresting and deporting foot soldiers is a waste of critical assets.
They used to cast cannon out of brass, didn’t they?
How much more carbon will it take to mine, refine, manufacture and ship all this brass (copper and steel)?
Go to JPFO.org. It should be posted there.
Dear Loyal Customers,
Thanks to your voice, DOD has rescinded the order to mutilate all spent cases as of 4:30 pm on 3/17/09. We appreciate the time and effort that you expended, together we all made a difference. We will be posting the email we received from DOD as well as any additional information within the next 12-16 hours. Thanks so much and lets get to work!!! Georgia Arms
Apparently several congressmen (D and R as it turns out) reacted very quickly to the flood of complaints about this amusing little attempt to sneak in a major gun control action. Woo hoo!
Prepare to disobey.
It’s been rescended.
Reloading components have shot through the roof. Primers were $10/1000 in the early part of this decade, they are now $33/1000. Bullets are up and now once fired brass will be all but impossible to find.
There is no way in hell that 90% of recovered guns were traced back to the US. The water is starting to boil on the frog, and it just sits there. Getting so I can’t take any more good news (S)
I am stunned speechless!
Aside from Second Amendment implications, how much more will this cost the taxpayers?
bama is already planning to make major cuts to the defense budget. Now, presumably, they will have to pay someone to "mutilate" these spent casings, and they will also get less for them than before.
Please backtrack to Posts 6 & 7.
People roared and laughed. Little did they know in 1968 what 2009 would turn into...
The damned HazMat fee went up to 22.50 also.
It won’t pay to reload soon. I’m glad I grabbed a good load of Surplus powder about 7 years back.
This is a two for one for the liberals:
They get to cut funds for the military and disarm the populace.
You’ve got that right!!
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