MYTH: Then why can’t I find ammo? What’s causing the shortage?
FACT: We’re causing the shortage. As an employee for a major firearms retailer, I can testify we receive shipments of the three highest demand calibers (9mm, .22 LR, and .223 Rem/5.56 NATO) at least 3-5 times weekly and in quantities far exceeding our normal shipments. We see as many as 1,000 boxes of ammunition disappear in as little as four hours.I still suspect there's been some bumbling by the DHS over ammo contracts. Pushing for what appeared to be over-sized contracts last year may have backfired. I recall reading at least one big request for bids didn't attract any sellers. Here's another point some overlook: At least once last year, DHS reported it was almost out of .223 rifle ammo and had to make an emergency buy.