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The USA is suffering the most severe ammunition famine in living memory. Gun fanciers, fearing a Democrat crackdown on every American's right to pack heat, are clearing shelves at ammo shops and hoarding cartridges.
AP reports that the Remington Arms Company's factory in North Carolina is now working around the clock trying to supply insatiable demand for rifle, pistol and shotgun cartridges.
"We've had to add a fourth shift and go 24-7," Remington spokesman Al Russo told the news wire. "It's a phenomenon that I have not seen before in my 30 years in the business."
The shortages are so bad that retail globocorp Wal-Mart has been forced to introduce rationing at the ammo counter in many of its stores. Depending on calibre, customers may be limited to purchases of just 50 rounds at a time. Apparently, classic .45 ACP pistol ammunition is especially scarce - a fairly good indication that it is in fact conservative Middle America rather than, say, inner-city criminals buying up all the ammo*.
Originally posted by fraterormus
What nation needs to enact unpopular Gun Control legislation when you can just restrict the supply of Ammunition? After all, it's not guns that kill people, but bullets that kill people. Why would a Democratic controlled government worry about Guns if the Ammunition used in those Guns were unavailable?
Although, in all likelihood the Ammunition shortage is a contrived one by the manufacturers. They create artificial shortages to increase demand and buying frenzies, and neither the retailers nor the consumers bat a single eyelash when the manufacturers jack up the prices of their next shipment...and if the limited supplies they trickle out to the public sell out then they just repeat and rinse.
We have seen articles about Ammo shortages repeatedly over the course of the last 11 months. If the shortage wasn't contrived don't you think that the Ammo manufacturers would have ramped up production to meet this unprecedented demand so that they could capitalize on it and profit thereby?
Something is amiss, and it's either the fat wanting to get fatter or politicians working behind the scenes. Either way, the shortage isn't just consequential due to people hoarding.