News: USA - Government ends sale of expended military ammunition to remanufacturers
US President Obama is reversing the rules on re-selling used bullet casings. From now on, they cannot be sold for remanufacturing, but must be liquidated at scrap value.
Wednesday, 18th March 2009
US President Obama is reversing the rules on re-selling used bullet casings. From now on, they cannot be sold for remanufacturing, but must be liquidated at scrap value. The government is taking an 80% cut in revenues with this new rule - and that doesn't count the extra effort and expense of mutilating the casings in the process. In response, remanufacturers are cutting back business drastically, if not closing up shop entirely. The Government has been determined that fired munitions of all calibres, shapes and sizes have been designated to be Demil code B. As a result suppliers must immediately cease delivery of any fired munitions that have been recently sold or on active term contracts, unless the material has been mutilated prior to sale. A certificate of destruction is required in either case.
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