Remember the ammo shortage we had in 2008?
With the Aurora shooting I got a feeling us gun owners are going to get get screwed. And if they can't take away our guns. They are going to go after our ammo for them. So stock up now guys. Because I only see the price of ammo going up and a shortage coming.
I was checking out one of the gun forums I frequent and found this post:
I work in a Walmart in the panhandle of Florida as a sporting goods associate. There was a recent meeting between my supervisor, store manager and the regional manager as well as the store managers and regionals from the rest of the panhandle. The meeting was over hunting, gun and ammo sales for the upcomming season.
At the meeting was the usual chit-chat about how many we should order and at what price, the interesting thing didnt come up till the last half hour when they announced they had recieved a memo/email/appology from our ammo suppliers. They letter stated that to reach the demand from military contracts, foreign contracts and a new contract from the Dept of Homeland security they dont believe they can supply as much ammo this year to civilian contracts as they did in previous years. The next thing to be discussed at the meeting was whether or not ammo should or shouldnt be limited per-box per-customer per-day. This also happened immediately after the 2008 Presidential election at my store. At first it was 6 boxes of any ammo per-customer per-day, then it dropped to 4.....then it came to 2 boxes........
We still havent had word of if or when this would take effect or how long it would last but my supervisor talked to our regional manager about the issue after the meeting. He said in candor that he's never seen a Government contract ask for this much ammo before and the word at corporate is that there will be an ammo shortage for Walmarts in general through out the nation soon.
Like I said, get it while its here.