Where Oh Where has all the Ammo Gone?

American Citizens, men, women and families are in waiting lines to join a Shooting Club these days. Shooters are coming out of the woodwork like ants coming to the sugar smell of Jelly at a picnic.


Fear!  Fear of losing their ability to protect themselves and their families from federal politicians that are blind to the Constitution of the United States of America.  The Sandy Hook Tragedy has the Obama Administration exploiting the tragedy e.g., Never let a Crisis go to waste.  It is highly unfortunate that the President wishes instead to support the UN Gun Ban Treaty (The Senate has put that on the back burner for now.) The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association has an article you may read HERE.

The problem is we are in an Ammo crunch but we will get through it. There does not appear to be a sinister plot to buy all ammo. Yet! Though you’d think so! There is perhaps hoarding of ammo going on. I have seen orders that are due in May or June so take heart the ammo is coming. I am seeing restocking coming but beware of price gouging.

As an aside, at my club we had to limit the number of applications for membership to so many a month. This is repeating itself across the nation. Despite the ammo shortage there is a lot of shooting going on with semi-auto pistol and semi auto rifle in a variety of offshore calibers and with .223/5.56 ammo. More that I have seen in a long time, women are more frequent to the pistol range with husbands to use in self-defense. Schools and Shooting programs are cropping up everywhere to teach self-defense with guns so that law-abiding citizens can be authorized to carry.

It is the hunting ammo that is often still available such as 30-06, 257 Roberts, 243 Winchester and big bore 338 Win Mag, 375 calibers. What is slow coming in are 9mm,10mm/40 cal., .45 ACP Pistol, 22 ammo and the .223 for semi-auto rifles.

Even components for reloading are absent such as bullets and primers. Folks with time, I am confident that we will return closer to normal as long as the Federal Government pays attention to the Constitution and does not attempt to subjugate it.

As a follow-up check out The article on the BLAZE.com

George Washington said:

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.

and also

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.




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About Ed Hale

I am an avid hunter with rifle and Bow and have been hunting for more than 50 years. I have taken big game such as whitetail deer, red deer, elk, Moose and African Plains game such as Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Blesbok, and Impala and wrote an ebook entitled African Safari -Rifle and Bow and Arrow on how to prepare for a first safari. Ed is a serious cartridge reloader and ballistics student. He has earned two degrees in science and has written hundreds of outdoor article on hunting with both bow and rifle.