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Monday, March 16, 2009

New DMRS Requirements

Georgia Arms this weekend alerted gun owners and others in the shooting community to a new directive by the Department of Defense that bans the sale of military brass to ammunition re-manufacturers.

This is bad news for shooters like you and me because without that brass, a very large dent is put into civilian ammunition supplies.

The new Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) requirements call for the "mutilation of shell casings". As Rush Limbaugh would say, "for those in Rio Linda" mutilation, means destruction of the property "to the extent that prevents its reuse or reconstruction".

Strike one up for another regulation aimed at gun owners that did not require congressional approval.

But this doesn't just affect civilian gun owners. No, Georgia Arms was remanufacturing more than one million rounds of .223 ammunition monthly. That ammo was going not only to civilians but also to government agencies (i.e. law enforcement) all over the country. Not only will Georgia Arms start sending cancellation notices for .223 ammunition to law enforcement agencies across the United States, according to Jim Shepherd at the Shooting Wire, the company may have to layoff half of its sixty-person workforce.

Strike up one more victim of President Obama's economic recovery plan.

Contact your congressman and Senator's today and

As a VSSA member said when he forwarded this story to me "This is a huge waste of taxpayer's money. The value of these products is reduced by 80% by going from a recycled product to a scrap product."

Hat tip to VSSA member TM and the Shooting Wire.

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