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Gun Stores Seeing A Run On Ammunition
CBS Miami ^ | 4/18/2013

Posted on 04/20/2013 4:19:00 AM PDT by markomalley

Ammunition sellers and manufacturers say there’s been a run on bullets and they can’t keep their shelves stocked.

Jeff Dillard who runs National Armory in Pompano says it’s the worst he’s ever seen.

“I have never seen ammo so impossible to get,” said Dillard.

He said demand for ammunition has been growing and spiked over the past couple of days.

“Because of the terrorist attacks and the gun control legislation people are getting in more of a panic situation,” Dillard said.

When he can get bullets, Dillard says, they’re expensive.

“We paid five times the price we would normally pay,” he said, adding that it isn’t just ammunition running low, he can’t even get the parts to make bullets. “All our vendors are telling us not only are they out of stock but some are two to three million bullet-heads in back-order. They won’t even take our orders because they don’t know when they’ll be able to fill them.”

Ammunition manufacturer Andy Delatorre says can hardly keep up with ammunition orders, but the shortage on parts has hurt his business so much he had to lay off four people last month.

“We have had to shut down 50 percent of manufacturing process. People are out on street without jobs right now. We just can’t find enough raw material,” he said.

Ammunition manufacturers and sellers say they see no end in sight to the demand for bullets. “A lot of the distributors and suppliers are telling us it could be 2-3 months before we can get an ample supply of ammo and all that’s going to do is to drive up the prices,” said Dillard.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 04/20/2013 4:19:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
CBS. Right on top of things, as usual.
2 posted on 04/20/2013 4:23:56 AM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: markomalley

After the events of this week, the old MSM has gotten a big, black eye. The new media is looking better by the day.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 4:30:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: markomalley

““We have had to shut down 50 percent of manufacturing process. People are out on street without jobs right now. We just can’t find enough raw material,” he said. “

Smart...I can’t say anyone here should be surprised. They are choking off supply further up the chain, where it is less visible.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 4:36:22 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: markomalley

People are getting more fed up with government attempts to illegally steal our rights.

Some are going to refuse to give up a right we have had since 1776.

Here in Maryland we have odious taxes, and now a new odious gun law, and an odious Governor with plans to run for President.

We have many Democrat politicians who say they will not be running next year because the Government here has swung too far left. Yet it is they who swung it left.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 4:40:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley
Wow ... talk about recycled 'news'

The assholes don't realize they're promoting self defense and not gun crazed lunatics.

6 posted on 04/20/2013 4:45:31 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley

What’s a “bullet-head”?


7 posted on 04/20/2013 4:53:33 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: markomalley

Wow. Not much gets by these rocket surgeons does it?


8 posted on 04/20/2013 4:56:05 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: knarf
"Wow ... talk about recycled 'news'"

You can't put anything over on the crack CBS reporters.
9 posted on 04/20/2013 4:56:07 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: markomalley
Ammunition sellers and manufacturers say there’s been a run on bullets and they can’t keep their shelves stocked.

Gee, someone finally decide to go out and buy a box of .22 to plink in the back yard and find out what the rest of us have known since December?

10 posted on 04/20/2013 5:00:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: grobdriver

Bullet head’s the part of the bullet that gets shot down the barrel (from “msm guide to bullets, clips and scary parts)


11 posted on 04/20/2013 5:09:59 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: markomalley

It is hard to get bullets. I tried to buy a high-capacity clip of 12 gauge bullet heads for my AK47, and the guy behind the counter just laughed at me. I guess he thought everyone already knew about the shortage.


12 posted on 04/20/2013 5:24:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: null and void

Yeah, but I expect between the latest set of gun control proposals in places like New Jersey, and especially the attacks in Boston, the run on ammo found another gear to upshift into. The spectacle of over half a million people being told by their gummint to “shelter in place” and cower in their houses while their entire city is literally ground to a halt has a way of focusing folks into thinking “oh yeah, I better get another box of ammo just in case.”

}:-)4


13 posted on 04/20/2013 5:25:04 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: Sender

Bullet heads can only kill you if they are shot from a scary black gun using a hundred bullet clip.


14 posted on 04/20/2013 5:25:23 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: markomalley

This has been going on for months at this level. Why is it breaking news?


15 posted on 04/20/2013 5:28:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: grobdriver

You noticed that too, eh? What’s even worse is that this appears within quotation marks, which means one of two things. Either someone who runs a gun-related business would actually say such an idiotic thing, or the moron from the TV station is completely unaware or uncaring of what quoting is. I’ll bet I know which.

Some of the very worst writing out there is done by TV station people. They can’t write and don’t care, and neither do their bosses, nor their audience.


16 posted on 04/20/2013 5:31:33 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: markomalley

How did the Militia of 1775 deal with ammunition supplies - They made them. Today there is the same process. What’s next ban gunpowder, lead and so on and so forth.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 5:34:12 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
You mean crack smoking CBS reporters?

CC

18 posted on 04/20/2013 5:35:04 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative
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To: Washi

Old news since Colorado and newtown. And a revisitation of the 2009 drought when the ONE first got immaculated. Back then I loaded up on primers, powder, lead and factory bullets(the projectile not rounds). I could always use more.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 5:38:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Moose4

Oh yeah!

The media has for once done more PR for gun rights than anything the NRA could have done.People across the country saw this played out...and they shared what it “might’ be like like in THEIR city and for them.

Thanks so much MSM...Good job!


20 posted on 04/20/2013 5:42:01 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Sender

No such thing as bullet heads. Sounds almost pornograpic.

Bullets are just the projectile. Rounds or cartridges or Ammunition describes the complete item.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 5:42:48 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: markomalley
Talk about a “No shit Sherlock” moment. this article has it all over it.

Where have these folks been? Ammunition has been scarce and expensive since the election. Normal folks are scared. Scared of Washington and they are stocking up.

I know I have curtailed my range time to conserve ammunition even though I reload because components are as scarce as manufactured cartridges.

22 posted on 04/20/2013 5:45:26 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Moose4

Are bullet heads anything like moose heads? ;-)


23 posted on 04/20/2013 5:45:27 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Bullethead

You’re being discussed here.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 5:48:07 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: shelterguy

Lot of ignorance especially among Dhimmicrats.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on Magazines
: “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” (April 2, 2013, Denver Post forum)


25 posted on 04/20/2013 5:49:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: markomalley

AGAIN?????


26 posted on 04/20/2013 5:50:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: grobdriver

‘What’s a “bullet-head”?’

A pro 2nd Amendment rock band?


27 posted on 04/20/2013 5:51:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: markomalley

Obama’s timing sucks.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 5:52:03 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: markomalley

http://www.corbins.com/index.htm

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/shooting-reloading-reloading-components/_/N-1100194/Ns-CATEGORY_SEQ_104275080

http://www.midwayusa.com/category/reloading-supplies

http://www.brownells.com/reloading/index.htm

http://www.dillonprecision.com/Reloading_Components-8-5.html

http://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-components/index.htm

http://www.winchester.com/Products/components/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/deptsearch1x.asp?dept=%52%65%6C%6F%61%64%69%6E%67

http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/vendor/vendorId/52

http://www.lohmanarms.com/reloading_supplies_s/2083.htm

Reloading, casting / swaging own bullets, stock up on primers, brass and powder...... Never be caught short again folks !

My opinion.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 6:01:41 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Vaquero

silver is next

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-19/chinese-gold-exchange-sold-out-begins-importing-switzerland


30 posted on 04/20/2013 6:03:38 AM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
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To: markomalley

In the midst of an ammo bubble, we learned with certainty that we dwell in a police state. A state where freedom is stolen in a matter of hours and replaced by batallions of police.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 6:05:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Therapsid

I read somewhere here in FR that gold and silver is in line to be REGISTERED.

sounds like FDR Bullcrap to me


32 posted on 04/20/2013 6:06:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grobdriver
What’s a “bullet-head”?

Similar to a pin head idiot MSM reporter.

33 posted on 04/20/2013 6:09:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Yo-Yo
Gee, someone finally decide to go out and buy a box of .22 to plink in the back yard and find out what the rest of us have known since December?

No kidding. My son just found quite a few 550-round boxes of .22 at Wal Mart earlier this week. He was surprised.

34 posted on 04/20/2013 6:09:56 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: grobdriver
"What’s a “bullet-head”?"

Street slang used by ignorant folks when describing a cartridge component projectile. "Bullets" are those little thingies launched by a firearm that hurl downrange until they impact a target or eventually run into the ground.

Bullets are to cartridges as flour is to bread as cement is to concrete, etc. When will they ever learn?

Unfortunately, many posters on this forum also don't know any better. It is a certain indication that the writer doesn't know much about the subject.

35 posted on 04/20/2013 6:11:22 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: markomalley

What gave them a clue?


36 posted on 04/20/2013 6:23:26 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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To: hondact200
What’s next ban gunpowder, lead and so on and so forth.

I do know that folks are having a helluva time finding powder and primers.

37 posted on 04/20/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: USMCPOP
Same for me back on Monday at my closest Wal-Mart. I was there at 7:00 AM when they wheeled the buggy from the back to sporting goods, and everybody (including the clerks) were shocked at how much came in. 3 cases of .22 bricks, 1 case of 9mm, 4 cases of .380, some 12 ga., some 7.62x39.

Probably just a fluke, but I'll wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

38 posted on 04/20/2013 6:32:14 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: hondact200

“”””How did the Militia of 1775 deal with ammunition supplies - They made them. Today there is the same process. What’s next ban gunpowder, lead and so on and so forth.”””

There is a shop near my house that deals specifically in reloading supplies. They have everything for the serious reloader.

I was in there a few weeks ago. No dies for .223, 9mm or any other the other popular sizes. A big sign above the counter says WE DO NOT HAVE PRIMERS SO DO NOT ASK.

Without primers you have nothing.


39 posted on 04/20/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: USMCPOP

There are ample stocked shelves of 7mm magnum rounds.
A little bit more than a buck a round at $25 a box. And there are other not so popular calibers as well amply stocked on the shelves, actually better ammo in most regards than .22lr, .223 and even .308.

They can just get a 7mm mag bolt action and hit the range.

But nooooo, its the latest cult frenzy to whine and complain about being able to buy ammo. They had the writing on the wall years ago when Obama was elected.

And honestly I will say this and be dammed by many for being blunt.

Most ammo whiners are liberals. They just recently decided they need it, they may even be more described as being libertarian.

Many many Johnny come lately’s.


40 posted on 04/20/2013 6:39:09 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: HartleyMBaldwin
"Some of the very worst writing out there is done by TV station people."

Indeed.

One of the on air bimbettes said this during the search-
"People in Cambridge are literally frozen inside their homes".

I thought to myself, "are they out of firewood"?

41 posted on 04/20/2013 6:39:11 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

I worked in pbs for a number of years in a member station. Many times I cringed behind the camera or in a tape bay listening to horrid writing and mediocre delivery.


42 posted on 04/20/2013 6:47:18 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Nita Nupress

Yeah, you’re right.

And bullets are flying off the shelves! LOL


43 posted on 04/20/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: BobL

Just a few weeks ago, many HERE were angrily repeating the headlines, telling us derisively that manufacturers were operating at 100%, AS ALWAYS, and that we were fools to believe otherwise.

Oh, and we’re supposed to believe that large orders of ammo by the government are business as usual and we were called idiots if we didn’t agree.


44 posted on 04/20/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: markomalley
so it looks like America's safe again!
45 posted on 04/20/2013 7:05:43 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Bushbacker1

Primers, specifically—powder, spotty, but just be vigilant. Even the Rooskies are shippin primers.


46 posted on 04/20/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Spartan302

Oh oh, that’s gonna piss off Freeper Johnny.


47 posted on 04/20/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Washi

I am flabbergasted at the cluelessness this represents. Heck, I’m seeing the shortage starting to ease a tad. This has been ongoing since a week or two after Sandy Hook. These guys are just now catching on?


48 posted on 04/20/2013 7:17:50 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: markomalley

Chris W. Cox’s Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate

“...As you know, however, we can take only measured comfort from this week’s success. In his bitter response to the Senate’s votes, President Obama said that this fight is far from over, and that’s the one thing that he is right about.

Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), sponsor of the gun control bill debated this week, has promised to bring his bill up at a more opportune moment. Obama’s “Organizing for America,” billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Gun Guns,” and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ “Americans for Responsible Solutions” will focus their efforts on defeating pro-Second Amendment senators in 2014.”

NRA-ILA


49 posted on 04/20/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Biggirl

April 19, 2013 by Tim Brown

Biden Says Executive Order Will Expand Prohibited Purchasers Of Guns

Vice-President-Biden-and-President-Obama-walking-to-post-Senate-vote-press-conference-yesterday.-courtesy-Reuters

In the wake of the defeat of Barack Obama and the Democrat’s massive gun control push in the Senate, word is coming out that he is readying executive orders to use to push his agenda.

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/biden-says-executive-order-will-expand-prohibited-purchasers-of-guns/#ixzz2R0vtTteN


50 posted on 04/20/2013 7:31:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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