Ammo shortfall result of rising gun sales, virus shutdowns
Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:32am
Gun owners anticipating the fall hunting season or hoping to get in some target practice are having more difficulty than normal acquiring the ammunition necessary to operate their firearms. Fox Business reported in early August that gun sales in 2020 had already surpassed sales in 2019, but the available ammo stock wasn’t keeping pace.
There are several possible reasons for an ammo shortage. Mainly, the COVID-19 fallout caused a spike in gun sales (a July Recoil Magazine article likened the spike to the toilet paper hoarding phenomenon), with ammo sales struggling to keep up.