April 14, 2009
Discussion Topic: On Obama And Ammunition
By Dave Hurteau
An ammunition shortage in the U.S. is affecting police and sheriffs' departments all over the country, as well as gun dealers, from big retailers like Wal-Mart to smaller family-run businesses and online operations.
Ammunition suppliers say the shortage. . . coincided with the election of President Obama . . . .
"It started the day that Obama got elected," Johnny Dury, who owns Dury's Gun Shop in San Antonio, tells NPR's Michele Norris. "It is when everything just went crazy in the gun business. . . . "
"Everybody was scared he was going to take the ammo away or he was going to tax it out of sight on the prices," Dury says. "So people started stocking up, buying half a lifetime to a lifetime supply of ammo all at one time."
Are you concerned? Are you having trouble finding ammo? Are you stockpiling?