Gun Stores Resorting To Bullet “Rationing”
Owners blame mass DHS Orders, have “never seen ammo shortages this bad”
Mar 27, 2013
Gun stores across America are resorting to bullet rationing, with store owners saying they have never seen such shortages in their lifetimes, and blaming huge ammunition purchases by the federal government.
KCTV in Kansas caught up with gun shop proprietors who said they were struggling to keep their shelves stocked, as prices soar in the face of dwindling ammo supplies.
Owner Chris Coad of UT Arms in Kansas City says that he is finding it increasingly harder to find certain kinds of bullets to fulfil orders. The store owner specifically pointed to 9mm, .40 caliber and .22 long rifle ammo.
“We’re struggling to get that ammo. We’re doing limits on what individuals can buy. Just like your Walmart’s, Cabela’s, Dicks … everyone is doing a rationing of that ammo right now.” Coad told reporters, adding that the trend has gotten much worse over recent weeks, but has been ongoing for three months.
While supplies are few and far between, Coad notes that more and more people are coming to his store to buy guns and take up shooting as a hobby.