Thursday, March 26, 2009

Surplus Cartridge Ban Resolved

The web has been buzzing recently about change in policy at the Department of Defense to stop the sale of expended military brass to civilians. Many saw this as a first step toward ammunition bans. In short, if you can’t ban the guns, ban the ammo (though I believe that would also have a hard time passing Constitutional muster with any reasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment). The good news is that the NRA is reporting that the issue has been resolved favorably.

Here’s a segment of the statement from Chris Cox, NRA Chief Lobbyist:

“Yesterday afternoon, DoD additionally confirmed the lifting of the suspension to pro-Second Amendment United States Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who sent the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) a joint letter vigorously opposing the suspension, on the grounds that it had "an impact on small businesses who sell reloaded ammunition utilizing these fired casings, and upon individual gun owners who purchase spent military brass at considerable cost savings for their personal use.”

According to the NRA release, surplus military brass was not targeted specifically, rather it had been caught up in a global change. That may or may not be, but I have to think that somewhere someone knew what the impact would be and that they wanted to see what would happen. Call me cynical or paranoid, but while I’m happy we’ve obtained a positive outcome to this specific issue, part of me believes we’ve simply dodged the metaphorical bullet.

Until next time!!!

1 comment:

Gunner Jacky said...

Military equipments should never meant to be sold to civilians. It can only cause chaos in the nation and destruction of properties and human lives on a large scale.

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