There is a ton of discussion going on about the reclassifying of spent brass, the gist of which is like an on-line survey:
1) A carefully thought-out plot to take away our ammo?
2) A carefully thought out plot to test the reaction to taking away the ammo?
3) Simple stupidity.
My vote goes to 3. A conspiracy requires careful planning and the ability to keep a secret. The phrase "Government conspiracy" is an oxymoron.