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Why are gunnies buying up ammo creating a shortage?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by flyingfeathers, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. flyingfeathers

    flyingfeathers Well-Known Member

    I have my opinions. There are not flattering.
  2. Davek1977

    Davek1977 Well-Known Member

    If truly interested in the opinions of others, take your pick from any of about a half dozen threads already posted on the topic and read away....while there may be an AMMO shortage, theres no AMMO THREAD shortage around here :D
  3. 12many

    12many Well-Known Member

    That's funny - no shortage of ammo shortage threads.
  4. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    I think it comes down to three things

    1. Worried they can't go to the range at their usual schedule
    2. Worried prices will skyrocket so they want to stock up.
    3. Worried they can't get ammo they need to defend their home should someone break in
    4. Maybe starting to worry about long term availability should something elese happen (gov regulations or disharmonius society.)

    Folks in general are unprepared for most anything. I bet many don't have much food and water at home as well or much emergency money in the bank should sometehing happen. I'm not sure a THR person is the typical american.
  5. Cooldill

    Cooldill Well-Known Member

    Because they weren't prepared and when the shortage hit they decided to buy as much as they could to get a stockpile going. Same folks who buy up all the food at the grocery store during hurricane season.

    BTW I think "gunnies" are a dumb name to refer to "firearms enthusiasts".
  6. Not being prepared may apply to those who may shoot a box or two a month. If you shoot multiple matches across multiple platforms there is simply no way to be "prepared". If I had to be "prepared" that would require another 500 sg feet just for the ammo.
  7. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    That's about it.
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