|Above, the good ol' days (2 years ago) when there were plenty of guns and ammo to buy. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Yesterday, I went into the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Gallup, New Mexico with a friend.
While he was looking for some specific things elsewhere in the store, I wandered over to the gun department.
To call what was available in the gun department "slim pickens" would qualify as an understatement. Aside of some boxes of shotgun shells along with pellets and BBs, there was nothing on the shelves. There were no guns there either.
So the ammo and gun shortage continues.
This is not just confined to New Mexico, it is happening around the country.
According to ABC 4 in Utah:
ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – Are you struggling to find ammunition for your gun? Several gun shop owners are saying you’re not the only one.
Gun owners are struggling to get their practice in and that’s because they can’t find any stores stocked with ammunition and if they do, it’s not cheap.
Max Sanchez of Toquerville is picking up his 9 mm casings, to reload his own bullets.
“Pack and reloading ’em, because it’s a problem even reloading them because you can’t even get powder anymore,” says Sanchez.
He says he doesn’t bother trying to buy these bullets in stores.
When the shortage will end is anyone's guess. Hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later.
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