All over America, American’s are witnessing radical shortages of ammunition, gold and silver. Due to the current global and domestic situation, a buying craze has begun in the last few weeks that have created such high demand in the firearm, ammo and precious metals’ markets. Gun shops all over the country are trying to keep up with the demand for ammunition and firearms but they are reporting that they have never seen it this bad, and ammo is usually sold before its on the shelves. Even police departments are taking a hit from this shortage, with some departments reporting that ammunition companies are stating that it may take 6 months to a year to fill their orders. The situation has gotten so out of control that police departments are bartering with each other to fulfill their needs. With paper gold and silver tumbling down in price on the market, a feverish buying frenzy has erupted all over the globe for physical gold and silver. In the U.S. market dealers can charge over 25 percent above the spot price and sell without a problem. People are more than willing to pay these prices even though delivery will not take place for 1 to 2 months. This sudden demand has dealers scrambling to take all the orders they can with hopes that eventually, all orders will be filled. With the economic situation in such decline it is hard not to be thinking about what will happen once the next great economic crisis occurs.
Gun owners are struggling so much with the shortage of ammunition that gun owners are buying whatever they can and building up stockpiles. The following is from an article by a gun owner down in Texas named Brad Meyer...
“If you’d like to see a normally sullen sales clerk chortle with derisive pleasure, just walk into just about any gun range, sporting goods store or mass merchandiser and try and buy a couple boxes of .22 ammunition.
Gun enthusiasts are up in arms about a nationwide shortage of ammunition. Handgun ammo in general is particularly difficult to find – and when you do find it, there are restrictions on the amount you can buy and how much you’re going to be paying for it.
While the list of hard to find ammo is long, .22 long rifle and 9mm handgun ammunition are particularly difficult to find in quantity. And the few places that have it are charging a premium rate and usually limiting purchases to one box, per person, per day.
Many gun owners try to find ammunition by going on the Internet, but things have gotten so tight that now any ammo that becomes available online is often gone within seconds...
There are websites where people across the country post links to where ammunition is available – and it sells out within seconds. Not minutes or hours – seconds.”
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