As the Obama regime continues to advance restrictive gun-control legislation, average Americans are attempting to stock up on ammunition, which is in short supply. Ammo was the big seller this past weekend at the two-day Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Ontario Convention Center in southern California. “The line to purchase ammunition snaked around the exhibit hall,” said Bob Templeton, gun show owner. “It was taking nearly three hours for shoppers to make their way to the head of the line,” he said.
Not only are private individuals feeling the pinch, but law enforcement agencies nationwide are also affected, as firearms and ammunition fly off the shelves across the country, causing some dealers to limit sales.
Ammunition shortage continues to increase demand and prices, stripping some store shelves bare as gun owners rush to buy ammunition in anticipation of restrictive new gun laws.
CNS News runs a report, Ammo Manufacturers Scramble to Keep Up with Demand, Reassure Eager Customers, complete with information from various manufacturers.
As examples, here in Phoenix the disturbing news is that the Phoenix Police Department has stopped providing officers with 100 rounds of ammunition per month for practice. Tennessee’s Highway Patrol is still waiting for rifle and shotgun ammunition ordered in November.
Reports of government stockpiling of ammunition, and the lack of reasonable answers has increased public concerns. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and 14 of his House colleagues, who signed onto his March 5 letter, have asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain its purchase of approximately 2 billion rounds of ammunition of various calibers over the course of the last year — a fact which is believed to be exacerbating the bullet shortages. In his letter LaMalfa asks, “Are these purchases being conducted in a manner that strategically denies the American people access to ammunition?”
Great question, Congressman.
Additionally, the Social Security Administration posted this notice requesting a quote for ammunition indicating its intent to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets. Why does the agency that is charged with sending senior citizens their monthly social security checks need bullets? Click on the first link under RFQ and read page 4.
Watch as presidential candidate Barack Obama, at a 2008 campaign event, declared he will not take Americans’ guns away:
“When you all go home and you’re talking to your buddies and you say, ah ‘He wants to take my gun away.’ You’ve heard it here; I’m on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”
Maybe not. But denying us the right to buy ammunition produces the same results, doesn’t it?