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Saturday, March 14, 2009

no ammo in the stores

so i went out today to pick up a couple of boxes of 22s to go banging away with. no such luck. i checked at a couple shops, and the story was the same. no winchester 333's ( that's a box of 333 rounds that all of my 22s like) to be seen anywhere. the only thing left on the shelves was 22 shorts and longs, mostly CCI. good thing i have a stash of several boxes, but when i take others out to go shooting, i always bring more than i need.
i asked the guy behind the counter of the store where i usually buy from, and his reply, after rolling his eyes, is that "no, we haven't stopped selling ammunition. we just can't get any." he sold 10,000 rounds of 9 and 40 they got in in less than a day. those buying it were buying all they could get their hands on.
hmmmm....folks are worried about the new administration, one with strong anti-gun tendencies, i'm guessing. i seriously doubt it's about getting ready for a big crime wave. probably more like worries about availability, taxation, and registration in the very near future.
went out to the net to look around, and there are a number of articles about this. here's a link to one.

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2 Comments:

Blogger beebs said...

I'm still trying to shootup the ammo I bought in 1999. I have a decade more worths at current consumption rates.

I can't believe you can't get .22. I was at my local gunshop and they were low but not out on .22.

beebs
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3/16/09, 3:37 AM  
Blogger beadlizard said...

You might want to read the March 18th post over at The Shootist blog, theshootist.net. They have good information and links for what's been going on with ammo lately. The Georgia Arms link takes you to the latest email they got about this, and their website says that due to demand there's a 5-7 week wait for some stuff. --Sylvia

3/20/09, 9:46 AM  

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