Hoarding ammunition for y2k

Hoarding Ammunition for y2k and under Obama Administration

ammunition stockpiles for y2k event

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In anticipation of y2k there was a mad rush of people flowing into sporting goods store to load up on ammunition. Much like the ammo shortage we are seeing today. When president Obama took office there was a significant increase in firearm sales and ammunition. Just like during the days leading up to y2k. There are several major things that differentiate the two incidents.

The ammunition run leading up to the year 2000 had a pretty good amount of steam, but it really cannot compare to what we have happening today. When Obama took office the first term there was a pretty good run, but when he was re-elected is when it really hit the fan. Once the Sandy Hook shooting took place and there was talk about an assault weapon ban mass hysteria officially set in. After his re-election the masses all thought that because it was his second term, he had nothing to loose and was going to wage an all out war on weapons. The fact is he might be.. Its just an undercover war that is taking small steps little by little to slowly pull the rug out from under the American public. If it wasn’t for the NRA its likely we would already be disarmed like Australia and Canada.

The US government is buying ammunition at an alarming rate. When I say alarming I mean like BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition. You can read more about that here. (DHS Seeks Millions More Rounds of Ammunition)” The Department of Homeland Security has released a market survey asking companies if they are able to provide 2 million rounds of ammunition within a short time period, increasing concerns that the federal agency is continuing its arms build up in preparation for domestic unrest”.

If you take all of that into consideration, and top it off with every tom, dick and harry buying all the ammo they can find on the shelves in popular calibers, Yep.. we are going to have a mass shortage of ammunition. This is currently much worse than anything that happened before y2k. Fact:  One positive that actually did come from y2k is the massive stockpiles of ammo people accrued ended up causing the price of ammunition to drop for quite some time. That is not good for the gun companies, but it did lead to a lot of cheap outdoor recreation.


Have you tried to buy ammunition lately?

I have and it is nearly impossible. I wanted to purchase some 22 long rifle to just go out and shoot some cans, but I left the stores empty handed every time. On the Rare occasion that the store do get a shipment of ammunition it seems that it is gone within minutes of its arrival to the stores. Likely mostly to store employees who then sell it online on gunbroker or similar sites. They have ofetn implemented strict policies of 1 or 2 boxes of ammo per customer, but it cannot thwart the masses of Americans who all want to buy it more now than ever, simply because they know how hard it is to find, or how valuable it is if they resell it for the easy profits. Compared to what we are facing today, the y2k incident is really not comparable.