Senator Maria Cantwell

Senator Maria Cantwell

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about the public resale of Department of Defense brass ammunition cartridges. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

As you may know, the Defense Utilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), which operates under the Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense (DOD), is responsible for disposing of used and excess DOD property. This includes identifying materials that may be reutilized by the public without compromising national security. While brass ammunition cartridges have historically been made available for public sale, the DRMS recently revised its criteria for sensitive items and halted the sale of the cartridges. However, upon reviewing the policy relating to military-unique items, the DRMS has removed the cartridges from this list and will release them for public sale.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents. If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.


Maria Cantwell

United States Senator

For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at

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