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Gun stores running low
on popular ammunition

WSMV-TV [Nashville, TN], by Anne McCloy

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/26/2013 10:54:02 PM

Nashville, TN - People who have managed to buy a gun despite the high demand and empty shelves at many area gun stores may now be facing a new problem. Gun stores around Nashville are running out of ammunition. It´s flying off the shelves so quickly, some store owners are putting limits on what customers can buy - if there is anything left to sell in the first place. The Nashville Gun Shop receives about 100 calls a day from customers with the same problem. In 2013, the gold rush is on .22 caliber bullets. "We cannot get any. We probably have

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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 1/26/2013 10:59:13 PM     (No. 9141477)

Ya know...the guvment, in its various divisions, has been buying up huge quantities of ammunition. I wonder if the real drive behind this is to simply limit the amount available to the public?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stevendm, 1/26/2013 11:07:56 PM     (No. 9141487)

I went to a gun show today and some booth was trying to sell 525 rounds for $100. Crazy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 1/26/2013 11:08:38 PM     (No. 9141488)

Running low? Good grief. I felt lucky to find a beat up box of .30 carbine and a box of .308 at a local store a couple weeks ago. Most of the internet sites are out of almost everything. What they do have has gone up in price like crazy. Corrosive .30 Tokarev was $90 a case a couple years ago. Now it is close to $200 when you can find it.
I suspect it is too late to do much stocking up. What you have now is what you are going to have for a while.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/26/2013 11:36:26 PM     (No. 9141520)

Dude, you can´t even find .22s on the shelves here. Academy instituted a ´never again´ policy after they sold out after Obama was elected - they´d stock so much they´d never run out again. ´Never again´ came again! Nothing on the shelves - well, I guess if you have a 45-70 or a .38 special, they had a few boxes . . .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/26/2013 11:37:00 PM     (No. 9141522)

Even components for reloading are out of stock.
No bullets, primers, powder or brass.
People are voting with their wallets.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: trapper, 1/26/2013 11:41:39 PM     (No. 9141528)

"Running low?" They´re OUT!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 1/26/2013 11:56:52 PM     (No. 9141547)

Yup. 525 rounds brick for $100 is about right for today, was $80 a week ago.
Spent the week looking for generic .22s and there is none to be had in Austin or central Houston stores.
Most of them are also out of most common pistol and non-hunting rounds.

Plenty of 7mm RUM though($57/20).

Oh, there ain´t nothing on-line either.

You either had stocked up for 2012, got gouged after Christmas, or got bupkis.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/27/2013 12:10:31 AM     (No. 9141563)

With this situation I suspect there won´t be very many shooters burning through much at the shooting range either. Use it now, you won´t be able to replace it.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/27/2013 1:05:10 AM     (No. 9141595)

Yup, I sadly agree with #8. I´ve only got a few thousand rounds of ammo. I´m not gonna be burning it up at the range any time soon.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 1/27/2013 1:17:25 AM     (No. 9141600)

Cut off the fuel and the machine can´t run.

This is how they control guns.
Government buys up millions of rounds. Regulators swoop down on the ammo manufacturers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/27/2013 1:41:57 AM     (No. 9141611)

Can anyone find out if ammo producers are under seige by Holder?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/27/2013 2:28:20 AM     (No. 9141646)

#1, my guess is that Obama´s federal agencies have purposely been buying unprecedented massive amounts of ammo to (a) dry up supply, and (b) skyrocket the prices. Mission accomplished on both objectives.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/27/2013 4:21:57 AM     (No. 9141702)

I guess nobody has thought to ask the ammo manufacturers what´s going on.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq, 1/27/2013 6:50:37 AM     (No. 9141784)

Everything is proceeding according to plan.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mossley, 1/27/2013 8:48:52 AM     (No. 9141938)

#13, what´s going on is people are buying ammo now, fearing it won´t be available in the future. It´s nothing new. Stores are getting stuff in, but it sells out within 24 hours.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 1/27/2013 8:55:37 AM     (No. 9141950)

I imagine some of the people quoted in the article actually voted democrat in the last election. Here is your payback for being that foolish.
When are people going to learn that you can´t vote democrat even for dog catcher.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/27/2013 9:09:51 AM     (No. 9141984)

I´m not usually a very good planner. However, in 2008, I did plan for this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: typhoon, 1/27/2013 11:06:00 AM     (No. 9142234)

The executives in the ammunition industry could stop supplying the government with ammo to be used to kill Americans and supply American citizens with ammo to be used to protect their 2nd amendment rights.

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