Google "DHS buys ammo". Scary.
Also, you will find that ICE bought millions of rounds....including HPs. Uh, how often do ICE agents fire their guns in an active chase or investigation??? It is very rare, and that's part probably of the border control problem. I think they must have fired a total of 500 rounds or less during enforcement operations over the last 12 months. Same with Social Security Admin.
All I know is that I cannot buy sqaut. Everytime I go into Sportsman Warehouse in Twin Falls, Idaho, I start laughing. I mean---nothing. Glad I have three muzzleloaders!
Yeah. Nothing in any stores here. The powder problem is, everything comes from out of the country (ie. hodgdon is made in Australia). They are not letting powder through customs. There is 300,000 lbs of powder as of a month ago, probably more now, just sitting in customs awaiting clearance to be delivered.