Re: Ammo and Reloading Component Availability
As we sit here today, 3 months after this tread started, the situation has only become worse. I check 3 major sporting goods stores multiple times per week. In Reno Nv., the big Cab, Scheels, and 1 other. Limits have been put on purchases, but the problem seems to be that they are not getting deliveries
There is hardly any rifle or pistol powder. Only the most expensive (Barnes, Nosler and some Sierra Gold bond) are on the bullet shelves. ALL calibers except for the biggest (like .338) are affected. NO large rifle primers, a few small rifle primers here and there, no mag pistol primers, very few small rifle. Most stores are out of 9mm & 40 cal ammo, but have some 45.
It seems that not only are people stockpiling/hoarding, but there is a huge slowdown in supply. Stores are telling me that they are not getting regular shipments these days, only sporatic deliveries. Primers don't even come in with the other items, they are delivered as special shipments- one store told me via me Fedex. Manufacturers are feeding their live ammo lines first, component sales 2nd. (One store got 100 lbs of powder in 1 lb bottles, and it was gone in 1.5 days (2 lb limit per customer).
Then I heard about the DHS buying 1.6 billion rounds over the next few years. (Along with recycled armored personell carriers and other stuff from Iraq.) Interestingly, the Social Sec Admin is buying 176,000 hollow point 9mm & 40 cal. (HPs are illegal for miltary use via the Geneva Convention.) Google it, and you will find that this is NOT an urban myth! I have never been one to dive headlong into conspiracy theories, but the facts are there to see and one can only wonder what key people in the Fed Govt have in mind for freedom in America. Armored personell carriers, HP bullets, drones? Hey what about nerve gas and biological weapons? Will they be calling him "Chemical Hagel" some day???
So Obama and Feinstein don't want the public to have ARs, or really, any gun, but they are willing to sign a purchase order to procure Geneva Convention banned munitions for use against American citizens. Someone is a lying hippocrit. But the media is not picking up on this - not even Fox! WHY NOT??
"Something stinks in the state of DC." Make that "everything".