We were discussing that in another thread a couple of weeks ago. The government has outstanding orders for 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, which is causing the shortage. I know a guy who works for Federal Cartridge in Minnesota. They have 5 years worth of orders.
Originally Posted by Natural Elements
The government cannot possibly use that much ammo unless they plan to run a hot war for 20 years using 219,000 rounds per day. They obvious answer is that they are trying to dry up the ammo supply for consumers by using taxpayer funds to buy up all of the supply. Never underestimate the depth of the smoke and mirrors deception with any politician from Chicago.
The major gun shops are out of all of the popular American brands of ammo, but you can find some of the crappy Russian, Chinese and South American ammo at outrageous prices. Chinese .45 auto goes for $41 per box here in Phoenix at the major sporting goods stores, but if you hunt the small town stores you can still find some bargains. I found a shop in a small town that still had Remington .45 auto for $28 per box. I bought all they had. The real problem is finding .22 long rifle ammo. The manufactureres are so swamped with the government orders that they stopped making .22. I suspect that may have been part of the deal that the government made with the manufacturers when the cut the deal for the huge orders that are much larger than the government can possible use--unless they plan to use it on us.
Does California still have that strange firearms transporting law that requires any firearm being transported to be in plain view, rather than locked in a car trunk?
Originally Posted by dvduval
The video with the homemade shotgun zip gun is pretty cool. It is not hard to figure out how to do that and it loads pretty quickly.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin