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USA Today: Gun Dealers Report Shortages Of Ammunition

USA Today: Gun Dealers Report Shortages Of Ammunition

Retailers say much of the demand is from gun owners who are stockpiling in case certain weapons are banned..

Chuck Raasch, USA TODAT
February 17, 2013 | 12:51PM

Gun shops are running low on ammunition from a run by customers fearful of potential gun-control legislation, according to gun retailers and customers.

Prices have more than doubled over past year in some shops, retailers are putting limits on the amount a customer can buy, and some common types of ammunition, such as .22-caliber long rifle shells, are hard to get.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents ammunition makers, retailers, hunters and sport shooters, attributes what it calls "spot shortages" around the country to rising popularity of sport-shooting and hunting, and to people who are "keeping firearms for personal and home defense."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/16/ammunit...

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Yeah, it couldn't have

Yeah, it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that the government has contracts with ammo manufacturers that state when they order ammo, they are priority #1 until their order is met. Couple that with all the additional orders the government has been making since last year up until now totaling over 1 billion rounds or as another poster has pointed out, 5 rounds per American. Couldn't have anything to do with that.


They realize they can't ban

They realize they can't ban or confiscate weapons, so they're controlling the supply of ammo. Thus, achieving results of their desired agenda with the least amount of resistance.