Dear Chicago: Next time, call reloaders.

CHICAGO—Promising that every effort would be made to limit the impact on residents’ day-to-day lives, Chicago officials announced Wednesday that a fleet of plows was working around the clock to clear more than 18 inches of fresh bullet casings that had blanketed the metropolitan area overnight.Sources at the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation confirmed that over 250 ammunition-removal vehicles had been deployed to deal with the knee-deep layer of spent cartridges, which have been steadily accumulating on Chicago’s streets, alleys, and pedestrian walkways since the previous evening.

Source: City Of Chicago Working Around Clock To Clear 18 Inches Of Bullet Casings From Streets

I know it is The Onion, but my first thought was: “Just let it be known in a couple of gun forums that there is free brass to be picked up in Chicago and in less than a day, the streets would be clean .”

And if you think I am joking, ask anybody who is involved in IDPA, USPSA or competitions were brass is ejected. I call them Range Chickens, because the second the Safety Officer call the range safe, they dive for brass like hungry chickens after a worm.


4 Replies to “Dear Chicago: Next time, call reloaders.”

  1. I know it’s The Onion, but….

    UNPOSSIBLE! Chicago’s gun laws make it double-plus-illegal to possess ammunition without a FOID, so this brass doesn’t exist!

    Seriously, though, if it did exist, you’re right. Call the local USPSA and IDPA groups, tell them there’s free brass to be had, and the streets will be spotless in a day.

    We could do the same for the military spent brass. We’d take it for free. Hell, we’d come and pick it up, maybe even pay a nominal (below- or near-market-price) fee! But the current Administration insists on spending good money (illegally) destroying it just so that we can’t have it.



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