De Blasio Refuses Bid from Reloader
By Harold Hutchison
In 2012, Georgia Arms was able to purchase over 14 tons of spent shell casing from the city of New York after winning an auction. The spent shell casings were later reloaded and sold to the public. However, this year, the company has been excluded from the first auction since the one in 2012 on orders of New York’s mayor.
According to a report by Breitbart News, Bill de Blasio has given the order to exclude ammunition companies as the lots of spent casings for sale (as well as lead from fired bullets), and also required those who bought the brass and lead to sign affidavits that they would not permit the materials to be used for reloading.
The 2012 auction for 14 tons netted the city $67,680. Under the restrictions imposed by DeBlasio, the 33.5 tons of shell casings are currently going for $70,000. The 35 tons of bullet lead are only drawing about $26,000.