Skip to comments.Area police agencies note misfires getting ammo
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 Sheriffs Departments order made in 2012 has yet to arrive and there is no estimate for delivery. Orleans County has the same problem.
Its 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 Sheriffs 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 Yorks SAFE Act greatly restricting gun ownership and ammunition purchases and federal laws in the works that do the same.
Its a combination of things, said Mike Barrett, owner of Barretts Batavia Marine on West Main Street. The government is stockpiling ammunition. Peoples 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. Weve seen this before but this is the worst Ive seen since I started here in 1972. We have to beg for stuff.
Your graphic should be updated as the DHS order for .45 caliber rounds was for hollow points.
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.
You sure know how to make my day! (-:
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....
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Oregon shelves have been empty for over a month. Gun show vendors are gouging. Reloading supplies are non-existent.
there were like 5 officers and 77 shots fired at those two women. nobody got fired.
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??
Ummm....Officer Dibble? Really?
"That's right Top Cat. And you'd better straighten up and fly right when I'm around!"
Love the 8-year old nerd’s light sabre.
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.
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