Why Are Americans Buying So Many Guns?
Saturday, 04 May 2013
Even after the failed passage of “expanded background checks” in the U.S. senate people are still buying guns and ammo by massive numbers, with Sturm, Ruger reporting sales of 500,000 each in one quarter and a backorder list of over 2 million according to a recent report at zerohedge.
And ammo for many calibers is still unavailable in most areas of the U.S. for the most popular and used calibers.
It’s gotten so bad that retailers have started rationing ammo, selling only one or two boxes to each customer, when supplies are available. I know that the shelves at my local Wal-Mart have been empty for months, and the clerk told me that there are people who come into the store everyday, to by any .22, 9mm, .40SW, .38, .357, .223 and 7.62X39 ammo before it is even put on the shelf.
From the Daily Caller:
“The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours,” according to Hornady. “Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites – all fueled by rumors and conjecture – have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.”