posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:40 PM
I spent the day combing the Dallas area looking for ammo. I needed to replenish after whitetail season.
As a previous poster mentioned, the big box sports outlets in Dallas are sold out of practically everything. I finally found some 22lr in a
non-chain, mom & pop store. I bought their last two boxes....
The calibers I saw sold out were .223, 7,62x39, (military defense-rifle) and then 30-30 and 30-06 and 308.
Every store I was in (all six!) had at least varmint loads like .243 and .270 plus a lot of 7mag Of course this is Texas and 7mag is a bit too big
for our smaller deer.
The pistols were VERY picked over; the only remaining guns were competition pistols or else high-end jewel-encrusted pearl-handled ACP's for $4000.
The mom & pops still had "assault rifle" (military defense rifle). The guy setting them out for display said that they weren't moving much
now---everyone who could afford a couple had already spent all their money. He said all the sales today were panic buying ammunition, people who
wanted to fill out their supply.
He also said that, until Obama's speech in the morning, that the ATF wasn't letting ANY guns, ammo, or even accessories cross state lines. I have no
idea if that is true. They had ordered a whole truck of remmington products, but that the shipper couldn't come to Texas until after there is some
ruling on it now...
A worker in one of the big box retailers had told me you could order it online and have it shipped to you; but by 5 pm. when I had made it to the mom
& pop stores, customers were saying that they are told there will be a delay, backorder, or that it won't be legal to ship ammo to consumers after
tomorrow, and so they couldn't originate new mail orders.
Rumors fly, don't they?
edit on 14-1-2013 by tovenar because: (no reason given)