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Area police agencies note misfires getting ammo
thedailynewsonline ^ | March 21, 2013 | Scott DeSmit

Posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono

The common citizen is not the only one having trouble getting ammunition.

Law enforcement agencies have seen their ammunition purchases put on back order because of a nationwide run on ammunition.

That includes Wyoming County, where the Sheriff’s Department’s order made in 2012 has yet to arrive and there is no estimate for delivery. Orleans County has the same problem.

“It’s been this way before, because of the wars but I think this is worse,” said Investigator Corey Black, who supervises firearms training for the department. “We plan for things like this so we run a little surplus each year.”

He said the department ordered 15,000 to 20,000 rounds for 2013, including .45-caliber, .223-caliber and 12-gauge shotgun shells.

All are on back order, Black said. The jail, he said, orders another 10,000 rounds each year.

Black said as long as the ammunition eventually arrives, the shortage should not affect training requirements.

Genesee County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble said the department “just got our shipment.”

Ammunition shortages are not new. At various times during the war in Iraq ammunition supplies ran low for certain calibers. The same happened after President Obama was elected, with gun owners fearing new laws that would limit or take away altogether the right to bear arms.

The same is happening now, with New York’s SAFE Act greatly restricting gun ownership and ammunition purchases and federal laws in the works that do the same.

“It’s a combination of things,” said Mike Barrett, owner of Barrett’s Batavia Marine on West Main Street. “The government is stockpiling ammunition. People’s knee-jerk reactions and being afraid of the gun laws.”

Barrett said Winchester representatives said it could be at least another year before supplies return to normal.

“A lot of it is driven by the gun laws,” he said. “We’ve seen this before but this is the worst I’ve seen since I started here in 1972. We have to beg for stuff.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; dhsammo; guncontrol; policeammo; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Your graphic should be updated as the DHS order for .45 caliber rounds was for hollow points.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:41:28 AM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: JoeProBono
That is why we all should have a Basic Load of ammo on hand. Minimum - 1000 rounds per caliber of weapon you own. I have more than that but that information is classified on a public forum. I only engage in recoil therapy (weekly) with ammo I have in addition to my basic load.

It is late to start thinking about your basic load right now but get it going when the supply eases up. "Keep Your Powder Dry" Brothers.

3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: MeganC

4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:46:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

You sure know how to make my day! (-:


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:50:31 AM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:54:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: MeganC

I could care less about CF ammo. What in the world is going on w/ 22RF? If CCI et al are to the wall where’s it all going? In my area its rarely available in any pkging...RARELY. Right now Im waiting for Midway to get it....


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:56:09 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: JoeProBono

I had a Dr.’s appointment yesterday. After seeing him I stopped by Wal-Mart. Their gun racks are now full except for two empty spaces.

Their ammo shelves were around 2/3 full. I noticed a sign that only one 800 round pack of .223 could be bought at a time.

I did not see any on the shelves and no .22LR at all. Calibers such as 30-06 were back to about what they usually are.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: yarddog

I stopped by a Wal-Mart in southeastern Pennsylvania yesterday and found none of what you saw. Considered myself lucky to pick up a few boxes of shotgun slugs.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
“The government is stockpiling ammunition. People’s knee-jerk reactions and being afraid of the gun laws.”

Or maybe the causes are government's knee-jerk reaction and the people stockpiling ammunition, hmmm?... (just irritates me when someone implies my behavior is any less rational than the government's.)

10 posted on 03/21/2013 9:06:19 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: JoeProBono

This one is in a small town (around 2500) and is a small Wal-Mart.

Maybe once a month, I stop by a supercenter in DeFuniak Springs. It seems to mirror pretty closely the small one. At one time they were just about out of everything. This was after Christmas which probably explained part of it.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 9:06:33 AM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: MeganC
They will have to start actually aiming now.

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12 posted on 03/21/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: yarddog

Oregon shelves have been empty for over a month. Gun show vendors are gouging. Reloading supplies are non-existent.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 9:12:33 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

there were like 5 officers and 77 shots fired at those two women. nobody got fired.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 9:21:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: LibWhacker

Beat to it LW. Insulting, isn’t it?

The government jack boots stockpile ammo & publish memos saying we are potential terrorists, and *we are irrational* for getting nervous??


15 posted on 03/21/2013 9:25:40 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: JoeProBono
Genesee County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble said

Ummm....Officer Dibble? Really?

"That's right Top Cat. And you'd better straighten up and fly right when I'm around!"


16 posted on 03/21/2013 9:35:30 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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17 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Love the 8-year old nerd’s light sabre.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 9:55:36 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The Constitution does not guarantee public safety, it guarantees liberty.)
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To: JoeProBono

Now wait a minute, that pic had to be taken before you lost all your armaments in a boating accident. Well, at least it was good while it lasted.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 10:28:23 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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20 posted on 03/21/2013 10:33:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Secret Agent Man
It's obvious from most of those bullet strikes that the shooters weren't even using their sights. I's a miracle no one got killed.

I wouldn't go hunting with any of them.

21 posted on 03/21/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

LMAO! That’s the one!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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