Skip to comments.DOD memo outlines authority for sale or destruction of expended cartridge brass
Posted on 04/01/2013 9:07:24 PM PDT by marktwain
In a follow-up to Fridays report on two military installations destroying expended ammunition brass for scrap metal sales rather than making it available to the commercial reload market, the Fort McCoy public affairs office today sent Gun Rights Examiner a copy of a June 23, 2011 memorandum from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter on Department of Defense (DoD) Implementing Guidance for the Commercial Sale of Expended Small Arms Cartridge Cases (ESACC).
The attached guidance reconciles [the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act] with other applicable provisions, including
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act
which restricted funds from being used to demilitarize or dispose of certain types of carbines, rifles, pistols, or small arms ammunition and ammunition components that are not otherwise prohibited from commercial sale under Federal law or certified by the Secretary of the Army
as unserviceable or unsafe for future use, the memorandum explains.
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That they would expend tax dollars to make this material less valuable is treason, pure and simple.
My sense of loyalty and patriotism is faltering.
I wonder if sending letters to the EPA and Al Gore might help? The extra processing of 1) turning it to scrap and then 2) turning it into something useful again must sure add to global warming or something.
Maybe they are turning into a sculpture to send to the muslims in the Middle East, inscribed “turning our swords into plows”.
Kinda sinister sin’t it? And you think there’s no master plan?
The fiscal aspect of this stinks out loud. The military on the one hand is screaming abut budget cuts, and on he other is spending money to make scrap materials less valuable.
It is an odd position to take. In recent weeks, the Pentagon (the building itself) signed up to a new recycling company. Doesn’t matter what can you throw trash into....for plastic only, for paper only....it will all be taken to a plant and separated by the contracted company. The ultimate goal? The building can now say they are absolutely ‘green’ in nature and massive recycling effort underway.
You would think the same mentality for expended brass would exist....but for some odd reason, they just don’t want to do that. Odd day, if you ask me. One hand is doing something that the other hand would never do.
Those who turn their swords into plows will plow for those who kept their swords.
Those in the government are keeping their swords.
Not very “green” of them is it?
We need a study of the energy & dollars wasted in the creation of new cartridges that are purchased new due to the shortage of used casings that could have been reloaded.
Energy and dollars used in sequestering the used brass, the transport and shipping cost of the used brass, personnel managing the programs and the energy and dollars paid to make the used brass unusable.
How many additional tons of CO2 involved?
I’m sure they would say “but it is for the children”.
Indeed, they are, and they’re trying to take ours as well.