Baucus, Tester hail decision on military spent casings

Senators: Private company’s decision right call for American gun owners

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today released the following statement in response to news that Alliant Techsystems has announced that it will withdraw from recycling spent brass casings for U.S. military installations.  The decision will allow more military brass to be sold to civilian gun-owners.

“We are pleased that Alliant Techsystems has decided to stop its current contracts to recycle spent brass casings for U.S. military installations. This is good news for America’s gun owners because it will make additional spent casings available, which is just one more way that gun rights in America are becoming stronger.” 

After learning that certain military installations were selling the spent casing directly to private companies rather than making them available on the open market, civilians, Baucus and Tester sent a letter to the military to demand that they continue to make spent casings available for American gun owners.

Alliant Techsystems’ decision will increase the amount of spent casings available for purchase by gun owners and small businesses.

Baucus and Tester are strong gun rights advocates. Tester last year led, and Baucus joined, the bipartisan effort in Congress to write a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of gun rights in the U.S. Supreme Court’s McDonald v. Chicago case.