That Americans are arming,here are a few examples.Walmart,our largest discount retailer stocks ammunition in 1400 stores nationwide.They are sold out of every common caliber made ,and this has been the case for the last month.Walmart also allows you to shop online,if they are out of a product you want at your local store,you can look it up online and click on the e-mail/text notification tab.When the item is logged back into stock at the store you automatically receive an e-mail or text alerting you that it’s back in stock.Our local store sporting goods manager told me they got in a pallet of .223/5.56mm ammo,15,000 rounds worth……it was gone,shelves stripped bare in 45 minutes.
In addition to Walmart,there are maybe 20 odd traditional sporting goods chain stores nationwide.They are also sold out.Then there are the online suppliers,the guys who sell bulk ammo at a discount.The place where I buy mine stocks normally 10-15,000,000 rounds of the various calibers at any given time.Even with 2 case limits per order they are down to less than 50,000 rounds and those are all odd calibers.
It’s the same situation with guns.Anything that holds a magazine is gone,bought off the shelves in a matter of a few days.The only things left are some shotguns,revolvers and some very expensive AR15′S.
Same holds true for reloading equipment and supplies.No presses,no brass,no bullets and very little powder are to be had.In all my years no one could have ever convinced me that .22lr cartridges would be hard to get,they are staples of existence like Bread,Milk and Sugar,but alas none to be had anywhere.
It’s hard to pin down a number of how many rounds of ammo have been sold since election day 2012.Some put it at between 15 and 40Billion rounds.This is an old report from 2009.
The Second Amendment is not about hunting,it is also not about self defense,it in the words of Hensen Ong is a Doomsday clause,an affirmation of our God given rights to throw off an oppressive government should all other options fail.It is becoming increasingly obvious that our political leaders are grossly out of touch with the people,so much so that many of them cannot even see the army massing in front of them.
Many thanks KG for letting me borrow your Soapbox!