Monday, February 18, 2013

Ammunition Shortages

There have been reports here and there of ammunition shortages since I reported on the Orange County gun show, "Long Lines, Ammunition Shortages at Orange County Gun Show."

But now here comes USA Today, "Gun dealers report shortages of ammunition" (via Memeorandum)":
Retailers say much of the demand is from gun owners who are stockpiling in case certain weapons are banned.

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.
More at the link.

And this gives me a chance to post my favorite photo from the show (here's the one showing the lines for ammunition):

Gun Show