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This all started back during pres. race. Obama was a proponent of strict gun control as a Sen. When he was "given" the nomination people assumed his stance on guns would be the same. People like myself began to buy ammo just in case. The suppliers, not the local shops or the mfg. began increasing the price. 5.56 went from 5.25 for a box of20 to I think it's around 9.00 a box at Academy. There's plenty of ammo available on line if you look for it and you're willing to pay the price. The wars have little to no effect on ammo here. When did the mil start using .270, .222, .30-30 and the like? The ammo problem is price gouging on the middleman's part. Like gas, when they figure what the market will bare there will be plenty in the stores.
I have a friend who owns Dirtykidscustoms in Arizona. He cannot get enough weapons/supplies to fill his orders.
Mike,You "might" have a point with 5.56, 7.62 and 9mm but past that???? The wars are not the issue. There are not that many bullets shot over here. This is not a WWII type war.
Thanks for the input longdistantshot. You sure may have something there about trying to drive up the price.
Mike, thanks for the info. I was not aware that law enforcement officers are facing the same problem.
AltonPolice officers have been complaining about this for a long time. Training is at a standstill because of the shortages due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20322566/ Close to two years.
Are you trying to insuate there is a conspiracy? I totally buy the theory that they are flying off the shelves and store owners can't keep them stocked.