Several people have told me they went to Palmer and Anchorage to buy ammo but the shelves were totally empty. I've had a heck of a time finding bullets for my handgun but thought it was because I have a odd size (like when I looked for 20 guage shells in Fairbanks in 2004). Years ago, one of my best girlfriends in Fairbanks who grew up hunting told me I needed to buy all the ammo I could afford because someday it wouldn't be available. I laughed because I didn't even own a gun at the time. She is an average American who knows nothing about communitarianism or the plan. But for some reason, she did see this coming. hmmm.
Wonder what it would take to verify this whole ammo shortage I keep hearing about.
In an email from an undisclosed source via a third party mailer (normally I delete this person's forwards, but this one has a higher probability based on my own personal experience):
Less than 10 days ago I went to buy my wife a handgun from a large national sporting goods retail outlet near Boise. They have 3 very large sets of shelves that are normally stacked high with every imaginable type of ammo, but on this day they had maybe 2% of their normal stock and 0, yes ZERO .38 cal. When I asked the salesman about it he said that they have not been able to get much and when they do it sells within a few days.
Because I am so concerned about what is unfolding in our country I decided to check around. Out of 5 major outlets I was able to obtain 2 boxes of .40 cal. and 1 box of .38, 250 rounds total. The story from each salesman was the same, there is none available and they don't know when they will receive more.A small family owned gun store I have dealt with for the last several years had quite a bit available but I was told again that they have scoured the entire area and bought everything they could find to resell, and they thought what they had would be gone by this Monday, tomorrow. After talking more with the owner he told me that last Wednesday and Thursday his staff had spent the entire time calling every gun store in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington and could not locate anything more than a few boxes here and there. While I was in the store he took off to drive all the way to Montana to get what was available there in a few small towns, that is at least a 16 hour round trip drive.
Apparently over thirty people were waiting for an ammo shipment in Mt. Home, Id. and when the Semi finally arrived it had only 12 boxes of pistol ammo aboard and they were told not to expect anymore in the near future.
I haven't heard this situation mentioned anywhere, and I would never have discovered it if I hadn't gone to purchase a gun.
Something very strange is happening out here. I can only hope that it is a local phenomenon, but I fear that is much larger. Please inform your readers so that they can find out for themselves.
Here's a site Gisela sent that might help: http://www.gunfacts.info/