I heard a story on NPR recently about a nationwide ammunition shortage. While part of the shortage can be linked to what is being sent overseas to fight the two wars, the owner of a California gun store gave a different, more curious explanation.
Johnny Dury, the man being interviewed, claimed that fear of President Obama’s liberal and “socialist” agenda is bringing people to gun stores in droves, seeking to stockpile weapons and munitions. Dury said that his sales have gone up 40-50% since the day of Obama’s election. Fear of possible restrictions and higher taxes from the current administration are leading people to buy both new weapons and lifetime supplies of ammunition. He can barely keep anything in stock (one of the people he sold a case of ammunition to was a 79-year-old woman who wanted to stock up for her AK-47…I have no idea how much a “lifetime supply” of ammo is for an AK-47).
When asked how sales were the day he was interviewed, the store owner replied that it was, “an average post-Obama day.”