Current American Rifleman (January 2014), starting on page 84 identifies Consumers as the culprit. It is not a conspiracy!
Did DHS buy ammo? More than likely yes considering what agencies fall under them (such as boarder patrol, which carry firearms). Just not "all the ammo" like was believed.Are you surprised? I never bought into that Homeland Security nonsense anyway.
The conspiracy theorists were all telling us that DHS intentionally bought up the nation's ammo supply just to keep it away from us. But the real truth is a lot of very squirrelly gun owners camped out at Wal-Mart at 7am each Thursday and cleaned them out every week. The LGS told me they had one guy come in a couple weeks after Sandy Hook looking for 9mm ammo. When he was pointed towards the couple thousand rounds they had on the shelf he said he wanted to buy all of it. When further questioned by the salesman it turned out the guy just owned a Glock 17 he bought a few years ago and had only fired it once. Maybe the dude was an undercover DHS agent, or maybe he was just typical of the greedy panic buyers we all got to know and love over the past year.Did DHS buy ammo? More than likely yes considering what agencies fall under them (such as boarder patrol, which carry firearms). Just not "all the ammo" like was believed.
That's the thing.....I don't believe there is any .22 to hoard. My wife works retail and there just isn't any getting to the store. It's not like they're getting the same amount .22 they used to get and selling out within minutes.The prepetual lack of .22 ammo is what I still fail to understand. Yes it's a popular round, but sheesh it's not the survivalist's choice and companies churn out literally 10 billion rounds per year. People must still be hoarding it like mad.