Ammo Suppliers Everywhere Are Reporting Shortages From A Huge Surge In Demand
Dec 26 2012
The threat of the possibility of new regulation and gun control laws has sent customers scrambling for guns, ammunition and accessories in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Brownells, which describes itself as the world’s largest firearm accessories supplier, said it had sold more than 3.5 years’ worth of magazines in a 72-hour span. Its president, Pete Brownell, wrote an apology to customers on gun-owner forum AR15.com after complaints arose over a delay in orders placed on the company’s website.
Many of the supplies for the AR-15 rifle are out of stock on the Brownells website, and the company posted a note to its customers that said, “due to extreme volumes, and winter storms, order shipment may be delayed.”