U.S. DOD Brass Destruction Policy

From: SurplusNews@govliquidation…com
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:30 PM
Subject: Important Notice to Scrap Metal Buyers!


Dear Valued Customer:

Please take a moment to note important changes set forth by the Defense Logistics Agency:

Recently it has been determined that fired munitions of all calibers, shapes and sizes have been designated to be Demil code B. As a result and in conjunction with DLA’s current Demil code B policy, this notice will serve as official notification which requires Scrap Venture (SV) to implement mutilation as a condition of sale for all sales of fired munitions effective immediately. This notice also requires SV to 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 or SV personnel can attest to the mutilation after delivery. A certificate of destruction is required in either case.

Thank you,

DOD Surplus
15051 N Kierland Blvd # 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

genkideskan–Please note that as of 5:30 PM yesterday (17 March 2009) that the DOD policy was reversed.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern yesterday afternoon, Senators Tester
and Baucus of Montana faxed a cosigned letter to the Department of
Defense asking DOD to reverse their new policy requiring “mutilation” of
fired military cartridge brass.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern time Senator Tester’s
office received a fax back from the Defense Department saying the brass
destruction policy IS reversed.

This supposed change in DOD regulations is making the rounds of every “shooting” forum known to mankind. Reactions have varied from ho-hum to downright panic.

Until all facts are in everyone should just relax. It could be something serious or it may not.

It’s not the end of shooting and/or cartridge collecting.



One policy that has apparently stuck is the one regarding any munition designated as “Armor piercing” as being restricted for surplus sale:
U.S. CODE: TITLE 10 > Subtitle B > PART IV > CHAPTER 443 >