Skip to comments.Bullets are speeding faster out of gun shops in U.S.
Posted on 11/22/2009 2:47:35 PM PST by An Old Man
In a year of job losses, foreclosures and bag lunches, Americans have spent record-breaking amounts of money on guns and ammunition. The most obvious sign of their demand: empty ammunition shelves.
At points during the past year, bullets have been selling faster than factories could make them.
Gun owners have bought about 12 billion rounds of ammunition in the past year, industry officials estimate. That's up from 7 billion to 10 billion in a normal year.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
The article states that "In between, in the 12 months since last October, gun shops sold enough bullets to give every American 38 of them".
Do some of you have more than your share?
I have concocted a new syllogism:
Not all people who have tattoos are wicked, but all wicked people have tattoos.
I like it, think it will catch on?
“It has happened, oddly, at a time when the two concerns that usually make people buy guns and bullets — crime and increased gun control — seem less threatening than usual.”
The Liberal media would like to convince Americans that gun control is on the back burner with this administration.
Do some of you have more than your share?
Absolutely. I have enough for my entire life and plenty for my family and friends.
It’s not like ammo will get cheaper anytime soon. It’s outperformed most investments.
I have tried to help those numbers, but I am still way behind.
Only 38? That doesn't seem very many, does it? Maybe they're not including internet sales? I know I've been doing my part to help stimulate this economy!
It is all a real vote of confidence in the agenda and intent of the present administration and the people pulling the strings.
Of course. After all, we aren't communist equalitarians.
I think I've bought 2300 rounds of centerfire, and 2000 rounds of .22 LR since it became obvious that O'bummer was going to be The One. Also bought a new AR carbine, 1,050 of those rounds were for it, as were the 2,000 rounds of .22 LR (bought an adapter as well) . Need to order another 500 or 1000 of 5.56 and maybe 250 of .45 ACP (250 of the above total was .45, the rest were .30 carbine)
I find this to be very encouraging news. Thanks for posting. :)
When my husband was buying his deer tag I noticed that there still was very little ammo left.
It is amazing some of the people who are stocking up on food too, even liberals. It is either a mass hysteria or the instinct to survive is kicking in.
Anybody ever come across a thread on a gunblog, where a guy was describing his move to Idaho. After getting to know his neighbor, he felt like he could confide to him “I have 30,000 rounds of ammunition for my guns”
The neighbor, in true Idaho fashion, replied “That’s OK, there is still time to buy more...”
I love that story!
I’m not sure of the connection between tattoos and bullets,so just let me add the image in the Shroud looks like Sammy Davis Jr. There, I said it.
My local Walmart has been out of .22LR for months now.
When the dollar reaches zero in the near future bullets will be real currency.
I’ve got a very nice Benelli O/U .410 bore but I’m having trouble finding 3” shells. Any ideas? The 410 is most likely the last shells to be made, LOL, but it really is a good varmit gun and the neighbors don’t seem to mind.
...from each according to his ability to each according to his need.
I’ve got needs!!
OOOOH scary. 38 per person. Terrible I tell you. Good Grief.
I have more than my share of 9mm and 25caliber and just purchased a no frills mossberg 12 gauge pump shotgun and most of my ammo stash is now 12gauge 00 buckshot and plenty of birdshot. In Palm Springs 12 gauge is very plentiful. In fact 9mm is also. Not a lot of stores sell ammo but those that do seem to be well stocked here.
I haven't counted recently, but I'm pretty sure I've got at least 40.
It’s showing up in 555s and 550s around me in quantity for just under $16.00 but at 6800 I’m good to go for now.
I think there is a move on for Walmart to stop ammo sales. The guy behind the counter in NE Pa.( Scranton) told me his orders were being cancelled .
For any gun-grabbers who think there is a chance of gun control succeeding in this country, this should convince them to give it up.
Im keeping my ammo..just me and my kin folks..
I dont have enough 38 special or 45 acp to suit me though.
www.ammoman.com if you want to buy case lots.
Dont use it for self defense though..unless you shoot for the head, if the goblin is wearing a leather jacket hes liable to turn your scattergun into a giant suppository for you..if you get my meaning.
No because i have tattoos and i'm not Wicked
Ammo is on the Christmas list of both my sons . I feel obliged to share.
I have a liberal friend who two years ago would leave a house if there was a gun stored therein.
Now, in Nov. 2009, he has a 357 ruger SP-101, a Kel Tec PF-9 9mm pistol and a 12 ga saiga shotgun. Hes constantly informing me of places to buy cheap 9mm and 38 special ammo too.
Life snuck up and scared the shit out of him Im guessing.
Ive asked for 38 special target wadcutter ammo, 9mm ammo and 5.56 ammo for my Olympic M4 carbine.
This year its not as hard to find as it was last year.
Have I seen this story on POOFA?
>”In between, in the 12 months since last October, gun shops sold enough bullets to give every American 38 of them”.
Do I get extra points if they’re in .38 Caliber?
As is Walter E. Williams, John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
"I find this to be very encouraging news."
I was encouraged too, and somewhat amused! In reading further, I find that no all share my enthusium for the shooting sports.
More from the article: Reason for alarm?
The high sales have alarmed some anti-gun groups. Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center said he worries about a revival of the anti-government militia movement of the Clinton era.
"This is a pattern that is repeating itself, and it is a pattern that has tremendous risk attached to it," Sugarmann said.
But gun-rights groups say the buyers are law-abiding, and responding to legitimate concerns.
I'm forming an opinion that Mr. Sugarmann and his friends might think the Citizens of our country are getting tired of his antics.
Time will tell.
I wish there was more linotype around here. Gas checks have gotten godawfull expensive too. We all know about primers.
I didn't get it there. It's Bitter Root Valley ammunition. But I don't recall what site I bought it from. :) Maybe Cheaper than Dirt. since they carry that brand, sometimes.
I could use another 5-10,000 Large rifle primers just about now.
Any suggestions on who might have some?
Do you know of any gun owner who only has 38 rounds?
I think they meant to say that Americans own 38 guns per citizen on average.
Lotta fairly cheap dry foods out there. Rice, pasta, egg noodles, beans. Just buy in bulk.
Shelf life is somewheres between five years and forever.
I haven’t seen any for sale in quantity for a long time. I’ve been lucky from time to time to walk into a shop that had recently gotten some in, but they prudently limit sales to a few boxes of 100 per customer. I draw a blank everytime I check any of the on-line venues as well.
They had tons of them at the gun show last weekend.
Not being a reloader-type dude, are they all the same or are there a bunch of flavors?
I couldn’t agree more.
I couldn’t agree more.
I recently came across most of a box of Montgomery-Ward Redhead brand paper .410 shotshells. They were stored in a military ammo can and look like new.
Follow buckshot to the upper-middle thorax/neck, groin or armpits with a slug or two if laying lower than the attacker. That should do it with a .410. New Maverick (Mossberg) 12 gauges are pretty cheap and hold up well. With those, you can follow 00 buck loads with hardened big game slugs to handle just about any likely defense situation.
We try to get to the gun shows early to stock up before the hoarders do!
I did my share today with four bricks of .22lr Federal Champions. Gotta keep the pet .22s fed, along with the more serious stuff.