As most gun and shooting enthusiasts have noticed the past couple of months, finding ammo these days is much more difficult, frustrating and even expensive. Go to your favorite online sites and try to order your favorite ammo in bulk at that low price you are used to. You’ll only find that they have absolutely no availability and most popular online sources have been out of stock for many weeks. Heck, even some respected ammo manufacturer’s have halted production and/or shipping. I even went to my local shooting range and they were completely out of 9mm, .380 and 7.62 ammunition. The range was pretty empty and that expensive ammo on those spacious shelves was just not there. Things are this bad folks.
So, who or what is to blame for what is the largest shortage I have personally ever seen in my lifetime? While most think the Obama Administration is to blame, that’s not the main reason behind it all. In fact, the main reason behind the shortage may surprise a few and may even anger some. Regardless, my intentions here is not to upset a majority, but rather make it clear as to who really is to blame. The real reason behind the shortage is to be blamed on you, the consumer. You see, despite the clever tactics Obama is rumored to have put forth, the real reason for the shortage is simply due to consumer paranoia. Most consumers are just in a state of panic due to the Administration’s scare tactics and/or false rumors that have been spreading like wildfire. This is seriously depleting stock from just about any online source out there. In fact, those profiting and taking full advantage of this are the suppliers themselves. Most of them have even reported the highest volume in ammo sales they have ever seen since they were in operation.
However, does this mean the Obama Administration doesn’t have a few things up their sleeves? Yes, they do, but what I like to emphasize here is that they have not taken action and most of the rumors and/or articles you have read are completely false. While this President and Vice President are considered the most anti-gun to take office, that’s not the “current” reason behind the ammo shortage most have clearly noticed. It is this ideology that has many enthusiasts on a short fuse, resulting in significantly higher ammo sales leading to the shortage.
You see, Obama and its Administration knows they can’t fight the 2nd Amendment and have rumored to have taken what is the most clever approach they can to successfully enforce their idiotic anti-gun views. This extreme approach is far from your typical Democratic approach and is why many are scared and willing to take measures they normally wouldn’t take or even afford. Their rumored tactic? I can’t take the gun away so why not strongly limit the ammunition in ways that will keep many from acquiring it to an extent where they’ll just have a useless large paperweight? This approach includes regulating ammo importing and slapping a ridiculously high tax on them so that they will be much harder for consumers to own. You can’t easily take away the guns so why not take away the ammo? That’s exactly what is rumored they’ll do and is why many are scared and stocking up as much as they can.
The purpose of this article is not only to make it clear this has not happened and is the reason behind the shortage, but also to make it clear that this approach, if taken, is idiotic and will simply not work. Let’s say they take this approach and ammo becomes just that difficult to acquire. Will this actually help? The honest answer is no. Criminals don’t legally get a hold of both guns and ammo. Come on, they get a hold of them illegally through the black market and regulating ammunition to this extent will NOT make a bit of difference. In fact, it will only make matters worse by not allowing law-abiding citizens to maintain the right to protect themselves and their family from harm, ultimately resulting in unnecessary and clearly preventable deaths. As bad as it sounds, I’ll take it further and say that this will only give criminals looking to harm the innocent an edge.
Folks, in this bad economy that has left many victim to crime, including myself, enforcing this kind of action is not only completely absurd, but completely unconstitutional.
The bottom line, despite the fact that you can likely expect some kind of impact, is that this new Administration has left many unsure of what to think, resulting in a significant increase in ammunition sales. Folks, understand that you are only making things worse and only giving reason for many suppliers to take advantage of the current situation and increase prices significantly as a result. That is likely what you will see if we are not smart enough to understand the real reasons behind the ammo shortage.
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