Recently, I reported on ATK’s contracting with military bases for demilitarized small arms brass. Brass that, if left intact, could end up being re-used by us in Knoxville through ammo purchased from dealers like Lucky Gunner or Georgia Arms.
Not wanting to go off half cocked, I emailed ATK, trying to gain an understanding of their definition of demilitarized. No answer.
I originally learned about the first round (last year) of military wastefulness of the taxpayers’ resources from Tom Gresham’s Guntalk. Tom revisited the issue, with the ATK twist, in a recent broadcast of Guntalk, which is available by podcast, and can be found HERE.
The NRA is involved now, and yesterday reported that ATK is
voluntarily withdrawing from contracts it made with military bases to collect and scrap once-fired small arms cartridge cases. The scrapping of the cases became an issue several weeks ago, when it was determined to be partially responsible for reducing the quantity of intact cartridge cases sold to companies that use them to produce reloaded ammunition for sale to private individuals.
This comes as a result of the actions of Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester. Many thanks to them and to Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association.
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