Nationwide Ammo Shortages: The Ammo is Gone

ammoThe Ammo Shortage/Panic has dried up supplies around the country. Hopefully you listened to us and stocked up a long time ago; if you didn’t you won’t be finding ammo anytime soon.

With the national dialogue being dominated by gun control, people have been buying up ammo like nothing I’ve ever seen. The waiting list on semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition has grown so long that a number of major retailers have actually told their stores to stop ordering because their orders cannot be filled.

I have received word from a number of sources that most of the major retailers in this country will not be receiving any significant resupply of ammo for at least a couple of months.  The problem has gotten so bad that even police departments are starting to feel the effects.

Police departments around the country have started rationing ammo supplies and cutting back on training exercises to make sure their active duty officers have enough ammo to do their jobs. A number of public officials have actually started to call for new legislation that would allow police departments to buy up huge stockpiles of ammo before it ever becomes available to the public.

Retailers Can’t Restock Ammunition Inventory

Even before the talk of a coming gun ban started, ammo was becoming hard to find. From fears of an economic collapse to the general distrust of our government, Americans were starting to realize that they needed to be able to protect themselves. Once the government announced they were coming after guns, the supply of everything started to dry up.

Bass Pro will not receive new .22lr ammo shipments for 3-4 months.

This morning I talked to someone over at Bass Pro who informed me that they can no longer get .22lr ammo from the manufactures. According to my source at Bass Pro, they have been told by a number of major manufacturers that they will not be sending anything out until at least April.

9MM looks even worse.

The same source informed me that most 9mm ammo is looking even worse. In fact, their popular Remington® UMC 9mm Mega Packs are on backorder until December 2013.

Bass Pro Handguns
Bass Pro Empty Handgun Display
Sportsman's Warehouse Gun Case
Sportsman’s Warehouse Semi-Automatic Rifle Displays Completely Sold Out

Walmart Tells Stores to Stop Ordering Ammo

A contact we have at Walmart told us they are no longer sending any 9mm or .22lr ammo to their stores. This was confirmed by a manager at a local Walmart who told me, “He just got a memo from the corporate office telling them to stop ordering ammo.” According to Walmart, the problem is due to a lack of supply from the manufactures.

How long these ammo shortages will last is anyone’s guess. With so many retailers bowing down to political pressure and voluntarily suspending sales, it doesn’t look like things will be getting back to normal anytime soon. My guess is that ammo will be hard to come by for at least another 6 months, possibly even longer. And based on what I was told out at the SHOT Show, AR style weapons and semi-automatic rifles will be hard to find for at least another year.

If this doesn’t wake people up I don’t know what will. If the Ammo supply can dry up this quickly, what do you think will happen to the food supply during a major nationwide emergency event?


  1. russ
    January 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    The Commies R coming!! Just that we cannot take them on head-on, if so, we lose. But guerrilla warfare will take the gusto out of them!!
    I cannot believe I am saying this in America and have this concern! We must stand now! If not, we all hang separately!

    • upset
      March 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      I see in the future a rebellion or worse a civil war in the US . I love this country, but do not trust our government at all. I wish the people would smarten up , when the government say’s were doing it for your own good .

        July 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        It occurs to me that the real reason for this (so called) ammo shortage might be an excuse to raise prices. Whether or not it was planned doesn’t make any difference. They can blame Obama if they want but I think the corporations top the list of culprits.

        • slick willie
          August 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

          Get your head out of the sand. How do the corporations make money by NOT selling stuff????? And in this “so called” ammo shortage I can’t buy a box of shells for my 38 anywhere here in Louisville, KY. How does that benefit corporations??? Yeah, they’re making lots of money that way.

          Unfortunately, there are too many people like you with your heads in the sand and you laugh at people like me as though we’re the paranoid ones. You’ll see what we’re screaming about some day. Unfortunately for us all, by the time you realize how wrong you are, it will be too late.

          • c wurst
            September 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

            Clearly “slick willie” does not have even the slightest insight into the economic theories of supply, demand and the establishment of market clearing prices. Once a “shortage” is established the prices become more elastic and the market will tolerate and establish a new, often higher, market clearing price.

    • selfdefence
      March 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Why no ammo? O-B-A-M-A

      • chuckie
        April 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm


        • John
          May 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

          So true hes fuckin up our USA

          • hunter
            September 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

            i agree

      • Bob Marley
        June 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        Not completely accurate. While DHS is buying up a lot more ammo than it needs and is straining the supply chain, the other half are people buying way more ammo than they need now. People are buying 1,000 round cases in bulk, and these people probably never bought more than 200 before. It’s like a run on the banks… People think money is running out, they run to get their money, and when everyone runs at once, surprise: it actually runs out.

        • slick willie
          August 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

          Not true at all. By law a gun shop can not sell more than one box of shells per day to one person. This is ALL on obama and his administration.

          • fact check
            September 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

            Really, why do people respond and have opinions about things they knwo nothign about. I just bought 1000 rounds or 7.2X69. There is no limit to one box per day. As much as I dislike Obama you can’t pin that on him. If you store has that rule it is self imposed.

    • pistolcarrier
      July 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

      There is no ammo because the govt is involved in making sure the public can’t buy it. Thank Mr O and his White House cohorts for that!

    • eaglesnester
      March 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Just ordered 1000 rounds of M305 7.62X51 ammunition. Going to order another 1000 rounds soon. I will be ready.

  2. Prepper Jane
    January 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Yet another example of why I prep and why I will not be effected. So glad I started prepping.

    • Nathan
      January 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Exactly Prepper Jane, I wasn’t able to prep to the fullest extent due to not having employment at the time but I’m glad I got some rations and ammo to last a little bit of time. The thing I have done the most with my time not being employed is READING and TRAINING. As a Marine Corps vet I knew those tactics but have read a lot on prepping and surviving. Along with running many situations in my head of how things could go because back in January of 2012 when I became unemployed something told me that something like this would be happening in the future, and I’m so glad I woke up and started looking into protecting myself spiritually, mentally, and physically in the meantime. I lost friends and people thought I was crazy for focusing on this, but hey at least I’m being proactive instead of reactive. Lots of luck for the fellow preppers, take care.

      • David Goff
        March 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        Your a retard.

        • T
          March 10, 2013 at 3:50 am

          Learn the forms of your and you’re, then your insults will carry more weight.

          • Rusty Shackleford
            March 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

            +5 internets for you!

          • don
            April 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

            learn t that your not perfet either even if YOU think so

          • S
            May 14, 2013 at 4:50 am

            Yeah really. An illiterate moron calling someone a “retard”, which is a medical condition not simply a stupid person such as David Goff. You can tell a person’s intelligence as soon as they call someone a retard.

        • selfdefence
          March 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

          David Goff is an obamoron !

        • klong
          April 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

          Stop fighting buttholes!!!! its cause of Obama!!!

          • ugh
            April 11, 2013 at 9:20 am

            No, the ammo shortage is because everyone is panicking and buying every round as soon as it is available.

            The supply can’t keep up with the demand because all of the sheep that are afraid that the guvment gun take my guns. Which is a unfounded fear that is being fueled by the NRA so their gun/ammo manufacturing buddies will keep making mountains of money.

            Everyone needs to calm down.

          • chuckie
            April 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm

            correct. and with the economy in the situation it is. Ammo companies didn’t have stock pile. Ammo companies filed orders was they came in.

          • Paulyuma
            April 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

            Buy up my%^& there is none to buy up. Think No 22lr REM., Win.CCI,Fiochi,Blazer etc. you think they all quit at once.
            The Manufacture’s have been warned by our Government

          • Paulyuma
            April 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

            What is a Dem. sheep like you commenting on the NRA and ammo shortage if you owned a gun you would shoot your self.

          • don
            April 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm

            arg your statement about nra shows just where your ethics are.been drinking of the cool aid have you. you need to tell your lies to someone who has not got off the ship yet. obama your marixs president can not do as he wants with us armed.he stomps on our constition but can not destory it till we are disarmed. my marixs we will not go so peacefully into the night

          • Jack
            May 3, 2013 at 3:30 am

            I agree with ugh. If big O were not president and there wasn’t an effort to disarm the populace with all the anti-gun legislation, there might still be bullets on the shelves of retailers. All this was done by design. It didn’t happen over night. I have learned a new term (new to me anyway) it is false bullet or bomb I think. It is where the government kills a number of people in order to say that it is for the greater good. Maybe Boston is such an example? Or as we used to say in the military-When in doubt run about scream and shout. Which brings me to my final thought, the evil one wants to win as many souls as he can while he can. He sure has a hell of a way of doing that, right? Keep on shooting or not so much?

          • Duh
            May 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

            DHS is buying billions of rounds of ammo of all type. this triggers individual state agencies and other federal agencies to order huge quantities of ammo and some of you guys here say the ammo shortage is brought on by prepper panic? Now that is amazing!

          • defiance
            June 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

            I hate how people think we could take on the government even if we wanted to we stand no chance against abrahams tanks, apache attack helicopter, rapters, thermals, night vision and mini guns sorry your 22 or .223 ar15 just wont cut it

    • prepper TOM
      January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      With ya there prepper Jane I started stock piling before the elections even started so I’m good to go.

      • kev
        April 2, 2013 at 2:30 am

        don’t put everything in one spot

      • dane
        April 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

        OUR wonderful president OBAMA!!!! has been stocking up on all of OUR ammo! he has been doing this because he is muslim and i think hes planning an attack on the US. i mean north korea is already threatening to nuke us so i mean we are screwed basically!! good luck everyone……

        • Kenzob Breaz
          June 7, 2013 at 6:53 am

          Obama is a “Muslim” only in your mind. He, like Biden, and Hagel, are loyal to Rome.

        • conservative
          September 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

          north korea is a joke they cant even send a nuke to the god blessed U.S.A cause they always fail and thier nukes fall in the water and thier completely a joke in my eyes. but still i hate obama

      • Daniel Boone
        May 2, 2013 at 2:18 am

        Are you fucked up preppers and screwed up government, going to ruin muzzle loading ammo too? A hog in front of me bought all the 22shells when I was going to teach my Grandsons to shoot.

    • CrackedShot
      March 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      I bet all the other crazies are glad you told them. They can just drop by your place and scarf up the goodies. What was that address again?

    • kimbelry
      April 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

      I think that everyone should stock up on ammo while they can, because bullet prices are just going to keep on rising. So if i were you i would stock up and be smart.

      • kimberly
        April 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

        I think shes right. I have guns and i seen that the prices have gone up and that people are going crazy for bullets these days. It is all because of of the gun control stuff.

      • don
        April 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        get into reloading

        • jdelcjr
          June 23, 2013 at 5:53 am

          I’ve been reloading for years. Finding all the reloading supplies is no easier than finding ammo. Primers and powder are hard to find.

  3. Gunner
    January 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I said it long ago……BUY MORE AMMO to all of my F/B friends and others when blogging. I think the GOV will tax the hell outta ammo and control it in an effort to control the guns. The guns ain’t diddly without the ammo.

    • Bob
      March 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

      I am a retired Marine and I am embarrassed that other so called “marines” are paranoid and nuts.
      Panic buying caused by the NRA’s hatred of Obammer started this mess and the lemmings fall right in line.

      • Mason
        March 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        It could also have to do with the DHS buying up 1.8 billion rounds of ammo. That might cause somewhat of a shortage ya think?

        • chuckie
          April 11, 2013 at 8:23 pm

          DHS and Social security buying ammo big time. I believe because one day sooner than people think people will go to the bank and ALL checks will stop. Its coming for sure.

      • Jan
        March 15, 2013 at 7:45 am

        I am with Mason..why would our government buy such large amounts of HP bullets, armored vehicles, etc. Where there is smoke you can bet there is fire. Colorado is a good example of what the liberals are trying to do…only time will tell.

      • Ron
        March 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

        NRA’s hatred?? The NRA represents the non-partisan interests of all American gun owners, they are the only voice gun owners have. Without them the 2nd Amendment would of been wiped out a long time ago. I’m a Democrat but Obama’s gun-grabbing propaganda and lies are obvious. FBI and DOJ facts show gun control only helps criminals and hurts honest people.

        • don
          April 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

          ron eeeehaaaaaa

      • Danner
        March 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm

        I’m also a USMC vet and think your comments are disrespectful and ignorant.

        Don’t pass the blame to the NRA, they aren’t the ones trying to take my guns. The blame sits squarely at the feet of the nutty progressive left who, like you apparently, believe they know better than the citizens how to live ones life.

        • Masteraceman
          March 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

          This is just another step the Illuminati aka the New World Order is taking to disarm all of you guys, when nobody has guns, the govt. aka them will. Prepare.

      • Bob
        March 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

        I too am a Marine and the movements of this administration are concerning tosay the least. Take away Assault weapons, #1 they are not Assault weapons #2 I prefer being approached by an “Assault weapon than a Concealed weapon, extra seconds to take a defensive position And #3 WTF does Assault weapon ban have to do with protecting our kids? Oh and while we are at it let’s have a true Assault weapon like a Predator Drone keep the people in line. Read the Obvious.

      • blome
        March 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        I’m also an ex-marine and I think you are full of shit.

      • don
        April 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        lets start this on the right foot first thing no way in hell are you an exmarine. an we hate your marixs president for a reason he sat out from day one to destory this nation as a land of the free. our complet an unter control is what is his marixs goal we may have been born in the dark but it was not yesterday an it will be a cold day in hell when we give this marixs our guns

  4. Randy Shutter
    January 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    As a Marine I thought I would never see this happening to my country. So where are these well regulated militias and why are they NOT stopping this government!!!!

    • Nathan
      January 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm


      Semper Fi brother, I’m unsure also where others are at. I’m not sure if it is because others aren’t uniting to stop this or we don’t have others that aren’t afraid to be the first ones to do anything. I know that I wish I had others in my state to talk about these topics and perhaps think of ways to curb this nonsense going on within the Government.

      • jeff
        January 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        2.23.2013 is a day that the tea party will be gathering across teh country in many different locations in a show of resistance but it is also a start of making connections with others that have the same concerns regarding our current governemnt. check around and look at the tea party FB page. does not mater waht your political beliefs are they are just trying to get things rolling.

    • Billy R
      February 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      It will soon be time for an old fashioned military coupe. Round up all of the “commie-Progressives” and give them a long vacation down in Cuba!

      • Masteraceman
        March 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

        The correct term is the ILLUMINATI or NEW WORLD ORDER, educate yourselves quickly time is growing quite short.

    • TX RapScallion
      February 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

      They are getting closer every day, the time is getting very near for the citizens to stop the Dictator, just as they did at Lexington and Concord! Get prepared to assemble!

    • Bob
      March 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Randy you are not a Marine if you advocating overthrowing the government.
      No one whined when Bush/Cheney spent this country into an oblivion but blame the black guy for everything.

      • Mason
        March 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Lets see Bush spent put us 4 trillion more into debt in 8 years. Completely agree it was wrong.

        Obama has spent over 6 trillion in 4 years. Lets get past blaming Bush already. Clearly Obama is worse. He is out spending Bush by 250%.

        • Masteraceman
          March 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

          Bush, Cheney, Clinton=Illuminati.

      • Bob
        March 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

        Have you forgotten the oath to protect the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and Domestic……….

      • Bob
        March 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

        Have you forgotten the oath to protect the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and Domestic.. That was the USMC Oath

        • Enter your name...
          March 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

          And obama has wiped his ass with the constituton and yet u stand idol..?

      • don
        April 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        you know bob your right. but he is not amarine anylonger bob he is now a patriot.- an bob when this marixs trys to take complet control of us we will over throw them

    • Citizen 31943839
      March 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

      The problem is the patriot act has given the government the power to kill US citizens, militia’s or anyone they deem a threat under the disguise terrorism…

      • olgeezzer
        March 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

        you are so correct

      • Sleazy
        September 18, 2013 at 1:13 am

        couldn’t have said it any better and the boston marathon bombing was just a ploy to explore the reaction to Marshal Law people open your eyes.

    • Wgibsom fm
      March 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

      The United States Code (the laws of Congress) states in 10 USC 311(a) that, “The Militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age…” The US Supreme Court ruled in US v. Miller that when called into action the militia was to show up “bearing arms supplied by themselves…” Black’s Law Dictionary defines militia as, “The body of citizens in a state” and not the “regular troops of a standing army.” The militia is distinctly different from the National Guard or the US military forces.

      • Sleazy
        September 18, 2013 at 1:15 am

        And its funny that is the same argument that these crooked politicians try to make regarding the National Guard being interpreted as standing armies.

  5. Larry Petersen
    January 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    We already lost. Go home. The time to fight was years ago but you all sat and watched as they killed in Waco, Ruby Ridge and countless others.
    It’s all just mop up operations now.

      • Tom
        February 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        He means society quit a long time ago. It was too late in the 1950’s, we can damn sure try but biowarfare is unmatched. Drones are unmatched…they had us long ago.

    • Enter your name...
      March 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

      you git what you got
      you cant thro fit.
      Be ready to try to work with what,
      that comes your way, with what you got !!

      • olgeezzer
        March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

        olgeezzer said that

    • A Patriot
      January 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Getting harder and harder to find…

    • Asoran
      January 28, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Military have been destroying once fired brass for at least the past year, that used to fill the shelves for reloading. Creating a shortage of brass now. Read up about the current issue with Fort Drum doing this, then consider Feinstein’s comment about ‘drying up supply’.

    • PDXer
      January 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      All reloading supplies are nearly gone here. A visit to 3 local large sporting good stores. All were out of primers except for .50 cal. None of the stores had for instance .40 SW brass and .40 bullets. You would have to go to one store to get the brass and another store to get the bullets. All the lower end reloaders were sold out and Wholesale Sports only had 1 Hornady Classic on the shelf. The dies were gone for all handgun rounds, they still had some for hunting calibers of .243 and .270. They use to have cases of ammo every where but the store mainly had empty pallets saying Out of Stock.

      • jim
        February 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        dumb question where is the ammo manufacturer with this why so much delay ??

        • Bob
          March 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

          DOD is a better customer than civilians, no wonder you can’t get ammo. Manufactures are loyal to DOD I would guess.

  6. Irish-7
    January 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Well, I am certainly glad that we started stockpiling ammo 2 years ago! I agree that the government will start taxing and regulating bullets in a backdoor gun control effort. I hate to sound selfish, but I wish that I would have bought more guns and ammunition. Ammo may be the new currency when the economy collapses.

    • not dumb
      March 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      god damn you are retarded. it is idiots like you who have made everything hard to get by regular people. what if the government does outlaw guns??? they will take your stockpile for pennies on the dollar. quit drying up the market. the government will never take guns away it’s in the constitution. so quit being such a pain in the ass for normal firearms owners.

  7. TheBgcheez
    January 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Cabela’s Post Falls and all Walmart stores are empty of 90% common ammunition and weapons. There isn’t any .308, 40 S&W, 9mm, .22LR or 45ACP. ALL stores are simply empty here. I asked the clerk at Cabela’s this morning when I was buying powder when he thought this would be over and he said never, it’s just starting and will get worse. If you’re not prepared now, then your screwed. I have everything, and recently jumped back into black powder so I would have that covered to as a backup.

  8. Funky
    January 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    The WM angle is absurd. WM’s on the Front Range of Colorado are getting ammo hand over foot. 5.56 federal in ammo cans (M855), Federal value packs in 9, 40, 45, and tula .223 and 7.62×39. Whatever manager “confirmed” they aren’t getting ammo is off base.

    • Husker
      January 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      That’s interesting Funky because the Walmarts in Nebraska are cleaned out of ammo. The only thing we’ve been able to find in the stores that usually carry ammo are shotgun shells and they are slim pickings.

  9. Yogi78
    January 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Just read an article discussing the Nat’l Weather Service, Social Security Admin, and Dep’t of Human Services placing order of ten’s of thousands up to Millions of .40 cal. Why? Maybe the gov’t is behind this? Can this really be happening? Is this a declaration? The truth is sometimes the hardest to believe,,,

    • Bravo six
      January 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      I think the mfg’s should cancel or postpone govt purchase contracts. Lets get the public retail outlets resupplied,and demand/supply stabilized first. These bullshit fed agencies should be on the bottom of the priority list….

  10. JDogg
    January 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I went to Walmart today and they were sold out of many calibers and had signs stating that you can only buy 3 boxes of shells a day. One guy told me they had no 22lr rounds. When I looked there were10 – 333 round boxes of an off brand another person had just stocked minutes before

  11. Frog Prince
    January 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Wal-Mart in Richmond VA is getting some bulk packed.22LR. The location I visited yesterday is limiting sales to 3 boxes per customer when they have stock. They only had one box. No 9mm or 45ACP.

  12. NM Patriot
    January 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm


    • Keegan
      January 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      How do you suggest we start? I’m willing to take action if I knew what action to take. Any suggestions?

    • Mark
      January 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

      Yes, I agree with the above; from every single town/county/state should’ve walked/drove/flew to Ruby Ridge to defend a family under attack by monsters!

  13. PreppedNreddy
    January 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Started in 2001. Molan Labe!

  14. William Wallace
    January 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    All, go to the website and sign the petition 28,000 and counting have signed

    Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them. Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.

    • ed hoey
      January 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Absolutely correct. Why are some children perceived to be more valuable to others? If our children are being killed it makes more sense to protect the schools with armed guards, than some misguided attempt at disarming everyone. the bad guys are still going to get the guns.

    • Betty
      February 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Sounds good to me William. We need guards in our schools first, they are more important to me.

  15. WI Patriot
    January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Time is nigh, our country is under attack, there are insidious forces systematically dismantling our constitution…

  16. Keegan
    January 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The America I grew up in no longer exists. It has taken some time for me to come to grip with this realization. I have never wanted a gun in the house before, but I do now. I obviously want to protect myself from others after a disaster. The main reason though is I no longer believe in the government that is in control. What straw will it take to unify ‘we the people’ into movement? Like so many others, I want to act but just don’t know the best way to begin. Any suggestions out there?

  17. January 28, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Has anyone seen the movie RED DAWN? This is what obama is preparing your country for. He wants everyone helpless, so that you cant fight back. Goodluck to you all.

  18. Mark
    January 28, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Has anyone seen the movie series AMERIKA that’s with a K? It aired in the late 1980’s on ABC ONCE! Gorbachev did all he could to prevent its airing to the American people due to the fact it’s what’s coming here; reportedly, there are Russian troops in Mississippi now waiting to march on us!

    • i think some of our top generals should start recruting now to help organize the people. but i guess obama has already though of that and is curranly fireing the top brass that does not go with his veiws. he’s importing mexicans and muslums into the usa by the millions for no other pupose than to over throw the people of america.

  19. Tom Potter
    January 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Folk, there must be a few good people within this broken government, and I have an idea. The destruction of the three WTC buildings in New york is without any argument anymore the result of this government blowing them up with military Thermate explosives. Controlled demolition. 3000 dead to get us in a never ending war. Get this back on the front burner, demand new scientific hearings, real trials, real executions of the devils who planned and did it. Scientists with real degrees, have discovered the evidence. Contact any senator, rep, any one who can and will listen. Do this, the whole thing falls down around the bad guys ears! A return to us owning our government.

    • Asoran
      January 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

      There are good people.. Look at Rand Paul.. look at how he is speaking up for the people. What he is trying to accomplish. Sure nobody agrees with everything a politician says or does, but Rand Paul is honestly trying to make a positive difference, as well as a few others.

      The problem is the left/libs (government and media) have a habit of demonizing people that believe in the constitution, and stand up for it, as it was written and intended, to the point where even people on their own side aren’t sure what to believe anymore. That is afterall how communists work. And Obama himself has admitted his desire to destroy the Republicans and conservatives. He wants to get rid of ‘bi-partisan’ government, and have it only run by the left. He said this himself.

      Follow Rand Paul for a while, check out his Facebook page, and stop listening to ABC/MSNBC/CBS, etc.. Even if you don’t like Rand, at least vote for someone else who has a history of speaking up for the people, and for the constitution when all the elections come out.

      When an administration decides it has the power to hide things from Congress, who is supposed to be the ultimate power of government, after ‘we the people’, something needs to change.

      • zometimer
        February 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        Nonsense. Rand Paul is the same as O, or W. wake up.

    • DeathfromLR
      March 15, 2013 at 4:21 am

      Thermite explosives? MMMMMMMMMM i smell a Obama plant


  21. Green Eyed Jinn
    January 28, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Kentucky Gun Co. still has 22LR.

    • trf
      March 15, 2013 at 1:29 am

      Thanks for the info!!! My ammo is on the way !! check them out if anybody is looking for ammo ! most all in stock for hand guns and rifles. 3/15/13

  22. toomanyfakeconservatives
    January 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Ummmm… I’m still picking up 500+ packs of .22 for $20 at various locations and I just saw 50 round boxes of brass 9mm for $14.97 at my local WalMart. My local gun shop just got a mountain of 55gr and 62gr 5.56. I’m concerned, but not alarmed.

  23. Asoran
    January 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Perhaps DHS could release a billion or so rounds back into the public market, instead of ‘hoarding’ it. Or distribute those to local law enforcement.

    The military, under LAW, is required to release once fired brass for public consumption, as tax dollars pay for that anyways. Perhaps they could stop destroying it, which is against the LAW, and this would free up reloading supplies, also freeing up mass manufactured ammunition. (see recent news about Fort Drum destroying this brass, illegally, and wonder how many other bases are doing this as well)

    And always remember Feinstein’s recent comment about her/their intention to ‘dry up supply’. That does not just apply to ‘military STYLE rifles’.

  24. Roma Turner
    January 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I was in Springfield, MO this last weekend. Was amazed at how picked over the guns and ammo were. (Went to Academy, Bass Pro and another smaller shop). I talked to a young man at Bass Pro. He said that they were bombarded with people buying as much as they could in the Christmas season. He stated that the ammo manufacturers always start filling their government orders the first of the year, so until they complete that there won’t be more for public consumption. I was also told that the shortage of smaller handguns is because the fire arm manufacturers are switching over to get as many automatic and semiautomatic guns out as they can before there is some change in the law. Talked to two people who were at the gun show in Springfield last weekend. It was packed and a long, long line was already forming at 6:00am. Glad I didn’t wait until the last minute for mine.

    • Rusty Shackleford
      March 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      I call bullshit on at least part of your story. Why are they making automatic guns? You can’t buy them. It has been against the law to make new machine guns to be sold to civilians since 1986. I highly doubt any manufacturer is stopping making one specific gun to make any full auto guns when the only group able to buy them are law enforcement and military.

  25. WhiteRabbit
    January 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Anti-Whites said in 1965, they were not trying to change the demographics of America and that demographics would not change. Anti-whites said and forced the same things in every other white country. No vote or discussion was allowed on this issue and Integration was FORCED. Now anti-Whites in America and every other white country are celebrating the coming White Minorities EVERYWHERE, which clearly makes it GENOCIDE. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

    • SNIPER
      January 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Smiles with three fingers aiming down from my pocket.

    • DEB
      February 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      We told you so.

  26. zombiedan
    January 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Weve been paying for our own extinction for years welfare and illegals

  27. January 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    i was in a local wally world the other day and in their grocery store it freaked me out. one shelf was completely empty. i have started prepping with my son recently and now i have decided to expedite my prepping

  28. Aharon
    January 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I think it’s time to buy an air gun and shoot pellets until real ammo starts to re-appear on shelves. If those pellets go away I’ve got my slingshot.

  29. weaponkid
    January 29, 2013 at 9:17 am

    didn’t get ready before this happened…
    oh and did the feinstien gun ban pass?

  30. minute man
    January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

    All I can tell ya is; if it all goes to hell, gather any/all stores from your kills! Do not stash everything in one place. Know your friends, help/arm them. Medical supplies will be as highly valued as ammo! I don’t like the waiting, but to be on the wrong side will mean no chance that America will be Free! Don’t waste ammo, or your friends!

    • SNIPER
      January 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      You dead on, you can allways swap ammo for something that you need. Everyone needs some type of quick clot and pain meds in their kit.

    • phiber101
      February 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Now that I’ve got a good baseline on ammo, I’m putting together VERY extensive medical kits. I will have 1 large kit per 2 people in my group. It won’t be cheap, but very well worth it. I totally agree though, medical supplies and ammo will be the new “gold standard”

  31. canadianlady
    January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and I’ll bet people will find ways to make their own ammunition.

    • SNIPER
      January 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      or throw rocks.

      • ShePrepped
        February 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        So, less talk, let’s get together and collaborate on prep ideas.

  32. rev. dave
    January 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I’m no longer so sure they will ‘come after’ guns. The fact that within two weeks of Obama’s ‘gotta have this conversation’ speech, 95% of the nation’s vendors are ‘ammo out of stock’. THAT alone should scare the bejeebers out of any fed that thinks they will take our guns.

    And, My idea on gun control is ‘just say no’.

    I wrote the following letter to my state’s committee on reducing ‘gun violence’. I’ve gotten a lot of ‘good job’ comments from friends, so I’ll share it here. I’m suggesting civil disobedience on the part of all gun owners, and suggesting we let our legislators know about the plan. Use parts or all as you see fit, though you should probably edit some so it looks personal. I deleted my state’s name so you’ll have to use your own. And you will want to change the numbers in other sections to match those for your own state too.

    My email:
    I wonder what you would do – how far this anti-gun stuff would go – if we gun owners all let you know that as gun owners we’re just saying ‘aw, hell no’, and simply not going to comply with anything? I do think it’s time, and I think it may happen. I believe gun owners really are the majority, and we are tired of being blamed for crimes with stolen or illegal weapons by madmen who should have been in state institutions – if those hadn’t all been closed already. I believe gun control laws face massive civil disobedience. Please read my reasons for my belief below.

    The last ‘new’ statistics I saw were ’140 million gun owners in the US’. If we estimate that half of the 310 or so million of us are too young to own guns, that leaves 155 million adults. So that would make 140 million gun owners 90% or so of the adult population. If you go with the 30 year old statistic of 80 million gun owners, that’s still half the adult population. But look at recent sales and I think you’ll agree the number is closer to 140 million. And minors don’t vote, but adults do.

    There are supposedly 180,000 concealed carry permits in , out of some 3.6 million people (US Census estimate for 2012). Let’s say there are 3.6 people per home / family. Based on government statistics on gun ownership (rifles, shotguns and handguns), there are probably at minimum 300,000 families in with a gun and maybe more. Possibly even more than half of our homes. Think about how you would enforce any of these bills if they became law, especially if nobody ‘got in line’ to comply.

    Gun owners might leave the state to buy restricted guns and ammunition, and then smuggle them home. That is money leaving the state, and unknown supplies of guns and ammunition coming into the state. You can’t afford to stop cars now with cheap liquor from nearby, how will you stop cars with ammunition from ? Can afford a roadblock on every road crossing the borders? How will you search that many cars without warrants?

    Will the state jail 300,000 to a half million (or more) wage earners for non-compliance with some anti-gun law, like a magazine limit (any magazine limit)? What will happen to the state’s economy with that many people off the job indefinitely?

    Will we do a full million home searches – with or without warrants – in order to try to find the guns and magazines? If we clearly just refuse to cooperate, will the police really do anything at all to enforce these laws? What about all the guns already ‘hidden’? Who will pay for the searches, for the incarcerations of any found offenders, for the prosecutions, for the welfare and SNAP for the families?

    is nearly bankrupt now – most states are – and if we ‘just say no’ we might stop the entire program in its tracks. Our legislature would look like fools – bankrupting the state for unenforceable laws. And once on the books and not enforced gun control will end like Prohibition did, and rightly so.

    Remember too, that we can still nullify any law as jury members also. The right of jury nullification is still alive in America so long as the Constitution stands. Money spent on prosecutions could be money down the sewer, and without convictions, do you expect police to make arrests? I don’t.

    Gun owners far and wide are discussing the idea of ‘just say “no, and hell no”‘. From the emails and comments I get, it looks as if the idea is catching fire. Which means that unless CT really can afford house to house searches for confiscations and afford prosecutions and then welfare for that many destitute families (not to mention prison space for the convicted and CT jobs not getting done), I suggest you let all these ill-thought out gun control bills die in committee.

    As a group, I don’t think we gun owners are going to cooperate, even if we have to say in public that we will. Passive civil disobedience on a mass level is a very real possibility – to the point of being an absolute probability. Let me remind you one more time – it would be half or more of the families in the state.

    Anti-gun people need to realize that they live right in the midst of armed neighbors and co-workers on a daily basis. They are surrounded by us at the grocery, the mall, the race track, in church and at the coffee shop. If we were as dangerous as they say we are – they’d all have been dead long ago. If they can’t stand to be around guns, they’re going to need some therapy, because the US is a gun culture, and 140 million armed American adults say so.

    • SNIPER
      January 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Very well said Rev. Dave

      • rev. dave
        January 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        Use it if you need or want it, Sniper. Same to the rest of you. That’s why its here.

    • rev. dave
      January 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Sorry folks, I just realized that before I pasted this here I had edited out most (not all) of my state’s abbreviation, and replaced it with “your state” enclosed in the ‘less than’ and ‘greater than’ symbols – forgetting that those would be interpreted as HTML. So now you see only blanks where any state’s name should be. You’re probably to identify them all, including the two I neglected to change.

      But you’ll also need to correct the numbers for the households and carry permits and such to match for your own state – or the nation – if you want to send this to your congress-critters.

  33. AKfighter
    February 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    time is now to stand up, take control. and do it by force.

  34. phiber101
    February 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I didn’t start buying bulk ammo until late November 2012; however, I have spent between $10K & $15K on ammo alone in the past few months to get at least a good baseline. My wife told me I was nuts at first, but ALL ammo has doubled in cost and is crazy hard to find. I’ve got around 10K rounds of .223, 10K rounds of 7.62×39, 3K rounds of .40 cal, 4K rounds of 9mm and 5K rounds of .22LR. Hopefully I can eventually find more .22LR, but it’s not looking good.

    • coachgeorge
      February 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Your Wife was RIGHT! You are NUTS.
      RELAX, get a life and pay down your credit card bill.
      That is the real danger here, not an ammo shortage!

      • doni
        March 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        ‘coachgeorge’, I don’t know who you’re coaching but surely hope it isn’t anyone in my family. You sir are a fool and most obviously a dupe of the present administration. Please don’t come knocking on my door for food and protection when the crap hits the fan!

      • Ringo
        May 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm


        There are afew of us that still work for a living, so we have money to spend of whatever the hell we want. Now you sir are probalbly on welfare along with the rest of your family. Sucking off the good ol government tit.

        I cannot wait to curb check you and the rest of your kind. You wont need those teeth to eat government cheese anyway….

    • Bob
      March 13, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Crackpot paranoids like you are the reason there is an ammo shortage to begin with.
      Falling into debt like you have is just insane.

      • oldie
        March 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

        your a fool even if he went into debt he is right prices have doubled or more so technically speaking he just doubled his investement think about that

        • Midnighttrain
          March 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

          He may have doubled his investment for now, but when prices come back down (as they will when the panic and gouger buyers quit buying) he won’t be in as good a position.

    • WhoWuddaThunkIt
      March 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      I started buying 5.56 bulk NATO green tips back in late 2011 from .31 cents a round, through Oct 2012 before the masses got crazy. So I averaged out at $.37 cents a round. Glad I did, as it rose to nearly $2 a round, and now settled back to about $1.37 if you buy 1000 at a time.. It was my best investment last year.. Prepping pays off. This years prep is Canning Foods for long term storage. Tons of great produce if you buy that in bulk. Tomatoes in the store go for 2.99 Lb and at the produce stand. Bought 28 Lbs for .71 cents a pound. yeeehaaaa. Salsa and spaghetti sauce.. lol

  35. LesserUnknown
    February 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I work at a corporate retailer in Florida, I will not name which one for personal reasons. In the past 2-4 weeks we have had a shortage of 22’s of any kind, 9mm, 40 cal, 45 acp, .223, 5.56, 7.62×39. 7.62×51, 308, 380 acp, 357 sig and now even the more common hunting rounds like .243, .270 and .30-06 are being affected. We’ve been through these sorts of things before but this time around it is different. If you have any aspirations of owning a reasonably priced AR-15, AR-10, AK-47 or any other battle rifle, don’t bother, we are 18 months out by corporate’s estimates on orders. Count your rounds, keep your powder clean, keep your mind easy and your trigger fingers ready, we’re going to need it my friends.

  36. KSFarmer
    February 3, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Just for giggles, I went by WallyWorld here in SEKS. The ammo shelves are empty and so are the gun racks. Went by another shop where the local hunters congregate and ammo is there. It’s higher than a cat’s back, but it’s there. The owner is limiting quantities… Fishing poles are on sale!

  37. Capt D
    February 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    While the firearm debate took place in public, the real control took place under the radar. The government took our money and purchased up all the ammo resulting in the “ban” they were looking for without passing the first law. The government purchased billions of rounds of ammo and 100’s of thousands of firearms they will never use. Why? For the same reasons they took control of the materials used to create more. Why have a ban when you can’t get it?

  38. February 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    It’s crazy…still can’t get ammo and I want to go to the range! My reserve is almost gone and I still want to have enough left over just in case. Oh well, the wait continues…

  39. Well, this is bound to happen. When people start to lose trust in the government, they will resort to finding ways to protect themselves and arming themselves is the best way to do that. I just hope this serves as a wake up call to everyone because as pointed out in the post, what more if a food crisis is looming? Then we will see those empty shelves in supermarkets.

  40. coach george
    February 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    It is the Waco’s hording that is causing the problem, not the govt.
    It is like when the weather man predicts snow and the crazy’s go out and buy out the grocery store. We get an inch or so of snow, yet the shelf’s are empty.
    Went to the gun show in VA this past weekend. There was plenty of ammo of all calibers at obscene prices!
    Don’t be a victim of the Crazy’s, relax, it will be ok. When Obama got elected the crazy’s thought the world was going to end, remember???? Well guess what, we are all still here.

    • FredG
      February 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Obama has been in for only 4 years. The country isn’t going to go down that quick. Relax? You don’t look out the window much, do you?

  41. jmf dizzle
    February 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Well I was in two walmarts yesterday and one had about 30 boxes of Winchester white 100 round 9mm boxes anx the other store had 6 boxes of rem 555 .22 LR and a 1000 round federal .223 box. Its slowly comming back

  42. Shannon
    February 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Stock up on ammo, and also stock up on allies. Tell your family and friends to be ready, if they don’t know by now. A loner will have a hard time surviving, even with weapons! If you don’t manage to find guns and ammo in time for the collapse, then get a bow. You might want to get a bow even if you have a gun already, as you can always make more ammo for it and it’s stealthy. Either way, be sure to have a ranged weapon before SHTF. You can count on your aggressors having them.

    • Midnighttrain
      March 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Don’t forget t/p and mayonnaise. Staples will be in short supply too…..

  43. cartwheel
    February 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

    It is not logical to think that the “government” can buy up ammo supply. If people all of a sudden start buying up every box of ammo they see- it takes time for producers to react to this new demand. Folks buying 10K rounds of .223 are buying up in a weekend what the store used to sell in months. How can people expect distribution systems to handle that sort of increase in demand?

    Anyway- the real people laughing about all of this are the gun manufacturers and retailers. This panic is just filling their pockets and they will do everything they can to get as much panic money as they can.

    Expect in a year to see a crash in the ammo/rifle market. Once this calms down- those people with a garage full of ammo will need to pay down their credit cards and start selling some of it. Suppliers will also have increased production to add to the over-supply. I can’t wait- it is too expensive to go shooting right now- that is the real problem.

    • Pizedof
      February 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Certainly a realistic view on the current situation and the most likely outcome. Granted, it is good to be prepared. Of course things could change to some degree, and when our rights are brought underfire it spurs on our emotions….concern, rage,panic etc… I have to say, I personally do not want them to mess with our guns since common sense tells you that gun control will not stop senseless killing and violence from criminals and mentally unstable. And to these political morons, if all guns were gone then would bows and knives be next? LoL. For now I will wait it out and intend to stock when pricess fall. Obama is the best gun and ammo salesman the manufacturers have ever seen.

      • Midnighttrain
        March 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

        I don’t know……I think I will just stock up on toothpicks and rubber-bands before the prices go ballistic……

  44. ezdezee
    February 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    We are our own worst enemy. We, as gun owners, have been greedy. The suppliers cannot catch up to our demands. People hoard because the said future looks very bleak for gun ownership, due to the threat of gun control. Other simply hoard ammo because they think in the short term, they can turn it around and make quick profit. We are just hurting ourselves when we do this. Due to our selfishness, we had cause more frustration than good to ourselves and gun community itself. Look around you, look what we’ve as a nation has come to. What good is a gun if there is no longer any ammo for all of us to enjoy it.

  45. Jim
    February 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    when did Noah build the ARK? Before the rain! Molone Labe!

  46. February 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I find it troubling that most of the news stories on the ammunition shortage in this country make little or no mention of the BILLIONS OF ROUNDS recently purchased by the Obama administration for NON-MILITARY federal agencies. Obviously, those purchases have some effect on the market. To not even address that fact seems rather odd.

    “Is Obama preparing for civil society’s collapse?!?”

  47. buzridge
    February 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Am I the only one that is thinking business opportunity here? Where there is a shortage, capitalism will create a supply. Basic economics at work here. What we need is an entrepreneur and some investors. Prices may have to be higher than before to cover the cost of capital, but the supply would return. That is how America works.

  48. unbelievable
    February 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    The only reason we don’t have ammo is because of all the preppers. There are people who have over 5K in ammo rounds stashed in their basement waiting for the end of the world to come. You people need help. Now the criminals will start burglarizing your homes when you are not there so they can take your ammo and your guns. The world is ending and so is your reality.

  49. Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
    March 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Folks, the administration is *not* coming for your guns. And the trillions of rounds the government has bought work out to a rational supply for a decent training schedule. Still, the loonies seem to be grabbing all the ammo so that as ‘unbelieveable’ says, the criminals can steal it (they know who you are by your bumper stickers and decals) and share it with their buds.

    I have a reasonable supply for my humble, small-caliber guns, and when y’ll get tired of your old ladies yelling at you for stupidly spending the diaper money on more rounds than you’ll even shoot, I’ll resupply.

    Idiocracy gets a little closer every year. Geh.

    • CrackedShot
      March 15, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Robin, that would be one hell of a decent training schedule. I read the other day that, based on the amount of ammo being used by the military to fight the war, some math whizz calculated DHS has bought enough to last 27 years.

      • TPayne
        March 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        No, DHS has bought enough to conduct a 27 year ground war using ammo at the same rate as the military in Afghanistan and Iraq. They’ve bought enough for training for over a CENTURY, that’s over 100 years (even assuming the unrealistically high estimates DHS said they needed for training trying to justify the absurd amount of ammo they purchased). Realistically its DHS has probably purchased enough for at least 200 years assuming past amounts of ammo used in their training exercises. And Robin (apparently like most Americans) doesn’t have any clue how much is a “trillion”, but he and everyone else is about to find out. And that discovery will accompany the bankruptcy of the largest economy in the history of the world, will likely place us in a state of civil war, and might well mark the beginning of the end of the United States of America.

  50. one4all
    March 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

    We are all more alike than different and we will need each other to survive this “shortage” and other hard times, whatever they may be. This is how we the people deal with problems in America and why we have any freedom compared to many other countries. We have let our guard down and now we must stand up to the wrongs and unjust control coming over us. Every day we each make choices that build or break the bond that keeps America strong. Not only it is our duty and right to teach and help others where we can, it just makes since. I think we will face greater conflict from our neighbors than from the Government if we can’t work together.

  51. Doni
    March 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t understand the problem here. We are still a capitalistic society where smart people see a need for a product and create a new business to make same. Making ammunition is not rocket science so just what is the problem with creating 100 new start-up companies to manufacture product to fill the void? This doesn’t make sense and smacks of some kind of government conspiracy….holy crap, I hate conspiracy theories. Been trying for a month to purchase some 38 spcl ammo but I may as well be trying to buy triggers for a nuclear weapon… goes here?

  52. Piper
    March 11, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Check your local stores. Online ammo supply is available to the whole nation and while they get large shipments they are usually sold out within minutes. Check gas stations and your friendly local general/farm and fleet stores, they sometimes sell small quantities of ammo in their back corners. The smart shooters and preppers already knew this, but most of my scores have been in unlikely places. Sporting Goods stores and Wal-Mart are going to get hit first because they are the most obvious – but a local gas station had dozens of boxes of 9mm for weeks on end before some bastid came in and bought the whole lot. I was buying it every now and then but now I realize it was simply undiscovered. Now that same store won’t be getting ANYTHING – and I mean ANYTHING in until April or May. Very sad.

    Don’t stock pile to make money either. If you’re one of those freaks that buys up everything just to resell it on armslist for a gouging profit, STOP IT. You are not helping the situation and you are only being greedy. Just knock it off already and let the general public have some ammo. Before the restrictions I would buy 2-3 boxes at a time and leave the other 10 or so for other people. I did not hoard. It’s too bad other people had to and now we are all suffering because of it.

  53. Antonio
    March 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    this is a national security issue we are going to be help less or defenseless

  54. dave
    March 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Paranoia runs deep. Yes, have a few thousand rounds.
    However, people buying 20k of 22 long rifle is the only reason for this shortage. It was the same when Obama was elected, but not as severe. Then, Online gun shops jacked up 9mm from $10 a box to $30 a box of plain ole FMJ. Eventually it went right back down to $10.
    It will again, just as sure as the sun shines. The Government is not stocking 22’s. Preppers are.
    In totally over the top exaggerated amounts they cannot shoot in 10 years.
    I have plenty to last the 6 months until the manufacturers catch up, and when it sits on the shelf it will be right back to $20 for 500 rounds of plinking ammo.
    Everybody needs to relax, which I know is hard to do with talk of gun bans, but nobody is taking .22’s away of all things. I doubt even the magazine bans will occur, but got plenty of them as well.

    Right now that is falling on deaf ears, everyone is so scared, but I guarantee it will subside. Too many gun owners for the demand not to be met. Companies want to make money, they will make ammo.
    Just hold on and try to relax.
    Otherwise you are only making the sellers very very rich for absolutely no reason but fear.

    • Steven McVey
      March 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Well put.

    • Midnighttrain
      March 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      OK, but what about “The sky is falling” thing???

  55. jeff
    March 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I would like to read or hear a report from the makers of ammo.
    I have not seen or heard a report by anyone interviewing Remington, Winchester, Federal and others who manufacturer ammunition.
    Is Homeland security buying everything? Including 22 caliber ammo.
    Why don’t they take the same stance as Magpul and other manufacturers. No bullets to the public, no bullets to the government!!
    Don’t they understand!! If the public CAN’T buy there guns, the public will have no need to buy there bullet’s. Out of business.
    It’s reasonable to me they know something.
    What is there comments on all the gun control issues??

  56. CrackedShot
    March 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Since well over a hundred manufacturers and suppliers have vowed not to supply police departments residing in states that have, or are about to, pass gun control measures, those legislators will get a real good picture of what criminals will being doing if the cops can’t shoot back. Maybe they can borrow a few rounds from DHS.

  57. DeathfromLR
    March 15, 2013 at 4:13 am

    remember what SunTzu said “Live off your enemie”

  58. Who are the manufacturors of all the ammo they are selling to the feds? They should be questioned as to why they are not evening out the playing filed by selling to both sides? Boycotting won’t work, because they are making plenty of money from the feds, but public outrage is still effective. Let’s make some waves!!!!

  59. RealityCheck4U
    March 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Ammo makers are starting to put “out dates” “best used by” dates on their ammo to protect themselves legally from Departments using old ammo stockpiles. A misfire that leads to death from old ammo is a legal quagmire and manufacturers need to address this.

  60. Steven McVey
    March 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    A lot of this is just hype and the public is creating a lot of the shortage by buying into it. I have seen 3 AR’s come into our local Walmart in the last two weeks. Ranging from 828 to 1500. I Have bought all calibers of ammunitions except 22lr in the last 30 days. So your contact must be just a hair off ??

  61. tagifford1
    March 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    The government is buying up all the ammo so the general public can’t have access to bullets. There is no shortage due to our needs only the government using this to bypass the second amendment.

  62. Andy
    March 16, 2013 at 6:04 am

    “The tree of liberty, must from time to time, be nourished with the blood of patriots and tyrants”.
    Thomas Jefferson

    IT’S TIME!!!

  63. BugoutFevor
    March 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Not sure the date of your article, but today March 22, the local WalMarts in Tampa are getting in some 9mm ammo. Both ball ammo and Plus +P

  64. Al Sautner
    April 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    The problem with the Ammo Shortage will soon be gone. The real problem is demand is outrunning the supply. I was able to buy 9MM bullets last week. The girl told me they are hiding it for friends and Family. People now have more Ammo and guns then ever before. The more you tell a person you cant have something the more you want it. I am going to make my own bullets. I will make the best bullets and start my own business. A&C Ammo soon to be on the Market. Custom Shooting for the best accuarcy.

  65. Brien
    April 13, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Divide and conquer is the game. The concern should be the following: The opposition has way more than bullets and guns, The opposition can wait for us to run out of ammo, The opposition has fabled technology that would make us pee our pants. It is us that has a soul and not part of this demonic system they pursue. Stay awake and know who you are. G-D bless the awaken. Peace

  66. Steve
    April 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    While people are so anxious to buy ammo, manufacturers/retailers basically tightening the supply. This causes a demand pull ammo price hike and it is exactly what the ammo manufacturers/retailers love to increase their profitability. Shortage of ammo may disappoint gun lovers who may buy less guns. This helps gun control. Fello shooters, we are becoming the victims who pay for the cost of business greed and government politics!

  67. Tj
    April 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

    You are all a bunch of scared wackos. Your paranoia is going to get you all killed. Good luck if the Stuff dose hit the fan. Cooler Heads will prevail.

  68. russ the engraver
    April 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    To the person who said you could go on line and get ammo. Have you tried to get any 22 long rifle ammo lately. I have spent hours on my computer and gone to several sites and almost all without exception will list all the various types they have and then the statement …..out of stock appears. I have even called several prominent companies on the phone and they all give the same answer. We don’t know when we will have a supply maybe by the end of this year maybe not.

  69. gina pucciarelli
    May 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

    So now all we have to do is wait on the criminal to run out of bullets right???……*sarcasm tward the obama group*

  70. bill.m. ohio
    May 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I was to busy following the sandy hook school shootings. Them my focus turned to congress and gun control.not even takeing a thought that we as a superpower. We would never run out of I have dome se research AMD their selling 22LR ammo on the blackmarket for two dollars a shell but hell no I ain’t that desperate although I am waiting patiently for the shortage to end. Cause I cant even find no one who has so in stock o guess It’s back to bows&arrows the government needs to give us back our ammo cause firearms aimt crap with ammo .dry in OHIO

  71. conservative
    September 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    in my opinion i think ron paul should have been president

  72. Jason Lee
    October 9, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I can’t even find the WEAKEST round available–the Aguila Colibri .22 (375 fps with a muzzle energy of 6 ft. lbs.) Its casing has no gunpowder and its bullet is propelled solely by the primer. Saw it online, put it in my cart, went to make coffee, came back 10 minutes later to complete the order & it was sold out! This is so damn ridiculous and is starting to piss me off to the point I can’t even think straight! Yes, the scumbag, lying sociopaths at the DHS bought 1.6 billion (or so) hollow-point rounds (probably for domestic “terrorists”.) Even so, none of it was 22LR. So what’s going on?!

  73. big joe
    October 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    everyone is carrying on like hysterical women the government aint gonna attack the shit will not hit the fan there wont be race wars and there is still an ammo shortage cmon people stop fantasizing about that stuff even zombies ? cmon obama is going to go away sooner or later in 2014 we have a chance to make the house and senate republican the lesser of the 2 evils stop hoarding ammo it aint gonna do ya any good trust me do you really think the us military and law enforcment are gonna turn against us ?? ok the blue hats yeah right in a movie so stop everyone stop the babyish hoarding and let the ammo stocks grow then there will be enough for everyone cut the shit already enough if that dosnt sooth ya just think of vietnam , afganistan, and iraq. the us and russia couldnt control these countries and there people are using ak 47’s so lets stop the bullshit and get over it

  74. GLW
    December 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Well its getting nuts, but it will get worse. Didnt a Obama croney say” Never let a good tradgity go to waste”? Well people I see another Civil War looming in this country, I hope not but I hear many people mumbling it. Only time will tell, here in Montana we sure hear it alot.

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  76. Time is nigh, our country is under attack, there are insidious forces systematically dismantling our constitution…

  77. August 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Everyone here is a bunch of shit talkers that aren’t going to change a damn thing all your gonna do is sit around and cackle to one another like a bunch of hens in a yard shut up leave eachother alone your on the web shit talking eachother over shit that hasent happened your gonna be the ones to start the damn civil war not the president your fighting with one another while the goverment is doing fine when you should be on eachothers side as citizens

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