You can kiss cheap brass “Good-Bye” or this is one time that we as gun owners can raise our voices and make a difference. Call your Senator, your Congressman, and I would hit the economic development folks in your state. Point out the impending loss of jobs at a time when all jobs are highly important. Don’t be afraid to tell your Governor that you are worried about the loss of this source of brass because Law Enforcement agencies rely upon it indirectly through their ammo suppliers, for practice ammunition.
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 and Law Enforcement.
Someone in the Obama Admin. has decided that it makes more sense to waste $1.65 per pound than to continue having well trained police officers nationwide. By the way, has anyone considered the cost of demilling this brass so that it can be sold at a loss. Of course the real objective is to make it that much harder for the law abiding gun owner to afford to continue his/her sport, and long term to disarm the American Public.
Senator Max Baucus is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He could apply appropriate pressure upon the Pentagon to force a quick reversal of this wasteful policy. Baucus’s former Chief of Staff, Jim Messina, now Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House, dude… Make a Call!
I recommend you communicate with the Baucus, Tester and Rehberg staffers who are tasked to firearms issues. They are:
Tester – “Lillstrom, Alpha” <Alpha_Lillstrom@tester.senate.gov>
Rehberg – “Abra Belke” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tell them we simply don’t accept the military destroying perfectly good brass that could be sold into the civilian market for private and commercial reloading, which also affect Law Enforcement agencies.
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