Bullets hard to come by

May 5th, 2009 by Ken

I was in Las Vegas last week and had the opportunity to visit the Bass Pro Shop, one of the largest outdoor outfitters in the world.   While there, I spent some time looking at guns and I found out an an interesting fact.

They can’t keep bullets in stock.

Every other day, the Bass Pro Shop in Las Vegas gets in two pallets of shells and bullets.  The doors to the business open at 9 a.m. and by 9:15 a.m. they are sold out.   This happens every other day and has for several months.

People at Bass, who I talked with, credit the fast selling ammunition to five different causes.

First, the price of ammunition is climbing every day, and since it keeps fairly well, people are buying it when they can.

Second, the Chinese are buying up all of the brass and lead they can get their hands on.  Those are the two main ingredients of ammunition.

Third, the State of California is considering requiring all ammunition to have individual serial numbers so that shell casings can be identified.  If that happens, it will greatly increase the price of ammunition, as well as some concerns about privacy.

Fourth, many are concerned that the Barack Obama administration will soon eliminate all ammunition sales, as the only legal step they can take to curtail gun ownership.

And finally, many think the end of the world is near.  The date is December 21, 2012, the last day on the Mayan calendar.

Those five reason have helped to create a shortage of ammunition according to my experts at Bass Pro Shop.

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