REXBURG - "It was just a running change made, without the feedback of
the people of America. They just changed the policy without contacting
anyone in advance," said Randy Clements, who reloads brass.
change that meant anyone who bought used brass shells from the United
States military, couldn't recycle the shells for civilian guns. Instead
they would have to destroy them, or melt them down for other use. Obviously a large value loss.
"We need the brass, and the bullets, and the primer and the powder," said Jerry Sinkovec, a gun expert and teacher.
Without one of those ingredients, the constitutional right to bear arms would be affected.
Sinkovec continued, "Because of the constitution, we should always have the right to keep them and bear them."
brass is about 1/10th the cost of non-recycled, and when you're
shooting out on the range, that's going to save you a lot of money.
Making a ziplock bag of shells $40 dollars instead of $400. After
tens of thousands of people contacted legislators, the new law was
reversed making it again legal to reload your gun with military-used shells.
spoke, and they actually listened, it was incredible, it just happened
in a few days," said Clements. So I asked him, "Does it prove Glenn Beck
is right, we're not alone?"
Clements answered, "Absolutely. We are
not alone, there were tens of thousands of people that stood up for
this one little issue."
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