Gun Sale Spike Brings Ammo Shortage
A spike in gun sales has created a bit of a problem.The industry is running out of ammo.Ammuniton seems to be flying off store shelves because so many people are buying guns right now.”A lot of stores, us included, can’t supply that kind of quantity of ammunition to every customer that comes in the door,” said manager of Maine Military Supply, Ryan Nyer. “You have a few people: they buy a lot more than they need. They hold on to it. They don’t shoot it, and then it creates that demand and there’s a lack of it on the shelves now.”It seems gun sales went up last year after the December school shooting in Connecticut and the presidential election.Ryan says that this has happened a number of times in the past.He says just to be patient, and historically, the lack of ammo issue will resolve itself in time.