Paul and Claymore send us a link to CNS which says that the nation’s police departments are having to beg and borrow ammo while the Feds go on a buying spree;
Chief Pryor of Rollingwood, Texas says of the shortage:
“We started making phone calls and realized there is a waiting list up to a year. We have to limit the amount of times we go and train because we want to keep an adequate stock.”
“Nobody can get us ammunition at this point,” says Sgt. Jason LaCross of the Bozeman, Montana police department.
LaCross says that manufacturers are so far behind that they won’t even give him a quote for an order.
“We have no estimated time on when it will even be available,” LaCross says.
He worries that when ammunition is finally available the high price will squeeze the department’s budget.
And, oh, yeah, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t telling Congress why they’re buying so much ammo – 1.6 billion rounds.
Of course, those of you who heeded my warning last year that the Obama Administration was buying up ammo have no problems, right? I hope you didn’t listen to the naysayers who said that it would have no effect on ammo availability or prices. I was buying 5.56mm for about $.40/round last year and now it’s up to over $1/round, that is if you can find it. Even .22 ammo is at a premium.