Ammunition becoming harder to find
A local gun manager says ammunition is becoming increasingly hard to find.
Beartooth NBC's Charlie Misra went to Capital Sports, where bullet supplies are running low. Guns, powder, brass, and bullets. They go hand in hand, but gun manager Dave Tobel of Capital Sports and Western Wear says they're flying off the shelves. Tobel says the most difficult calibers to find are .223 and 22-rim fire bullets, which are commonly used for target shooting.
Tobe says, "For the life of me, I have no 22 ammunition, no 22-rim-fire ammunition. It's just been very, very hard to get."
Beartooth NBC’s Charlie Misra says, "Tobel says this is normally where they keep hundreds of 22-rim fire ammunition. And as you can see behind me, they're completely out."
Tobel says there were similar shortages when Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama were first elected. He says people are buying guns and ammunition due to a number of factors.
Tobel says, "With the recent events in Connecticut and all of the talk of the new gun laws, it has kind of a snowball effect. I think folks are worrying about getting certain types of firearms and their next concern is getting ammunition."
Tobel says the spike in sales is also due to a combination of people who are more concerned for their safety, and those who are buying for sport and looking to beat the rush. Tobel says supplies have been running low for more than a week.
Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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