Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Military Brass

The recent kerfuffle over the DoDs plan to discontinue selling fired brass to civilian re-manufacturers caused a firestorm. Thirdpower has greater detail, but the gist of it all is that some noob at the department of leftovers or something changed the classification of brass from "OK to sell as is" to "Must be demilled before sale" without knowing exactly what he was doing. I wrote the surplus property agency and asked what was going on, and got a reply today.

Dear Mr. L,

Thank you for your e-mail. Government Liquidation has received an updated notification from the Defense Logistics Agency with regard to expended munitions. Effective immediately any expended munitions 50 caliber (12.7mm) or smaller can be released without mutilation. This includes expended cartridges and links. All other expended munitions larger than 50 caliber including grenade fuses and flare canisters must still be mutilated.

We appreciate your attention in this matter.


Customer Service Management
Government Liquidation, LLC
See what prompt action can accomplish? If we all reacted this way to proposed gun legislation, we'd probably all get a free gun as part of the stimulus bill.

1 comment:

Brad K. said...

Thanks for the update.

This looked like an issue that would penalize police departments as well as civilian shooters. With the availability of off-shore sources, this action would be pretty pointless, and might even penalize the military.

I wonder if POTUS thinks, "well, this balloon didn't fly, let's try the next one," or "Wow! That was a mistake!"