Friday, January 11, 2013

Poor babies. Now the "Only Ones" can't get ammunition. Maybe they should apply for a loan from Nappy's DHS secret police who have been stocking up for some time.

"Can I put my bullet in my gun, Andy?"
All out of ammo: US cops can’t stay stocked up as gun and bullet sales soar
A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands.
Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training exercises due to a shortage of ammunition. The police department has put orders for more bullets on back-order, while officers are being deprived of the training that makes them capable of handling weapons.
“When you can’t get ammunition, it is very concerning,” Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult tells WSBTV. “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential safety of the officers, because they’re not as proficient as they should be.”
The Sandy Springs Police Department is facing a shortage of tens of thousands of bullets and is scrambling to restock. The neighboring counties are facing an equally dire situation, with both practice ammunition and duty ammunition in short supply. Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland predicts it could be 6-8 months before the back-orders come in.
“We’re going to get very concerned at the six-month level if that’s all we have in stock, because then we have to start planning and rationing,” Sult says.

10 comments:

harp1034 said...

Most but not all of the police dept.s use .40S&W. Guess who has a large supply. So now if they want ammo, they have to do as the feds say. Such as going after people's guns.

Anonymous said...

That may affect their enthusiasm for enforcing federal dictats ...

Anonymous said...

Ho ho! Excellent! It never struck me before, but a little bit of economic warfare can be effective. If we buy up the ammo and ammo components, the Red Coats' supply chain is hurt. Of course, as all the components go on allocation, a lot depends on how the manufacturers respond. We will now get a good read on which manufacturers are willing to sell us out.

jon said...

admire bureaucracy.

departmental policies require them to shoot out almost everything they've got... on the practice range. why?

to be "ready."

ha.

AJ said...

Welcome to the club, fellas.

Tommy Atkins said...

I had a conversation w/ a Montgomery County Md cop this summer. He told me that in previous years the local .gov had placed orders a year in advance for ammo, so that the order would be filled by the time they needed it. In the last couple of years it has been "just in time" purchases, leaving them short. Bet they are really short now...

BadCyborg said...

Law of unintended consequences can be a STONE BITCH, can't it?

To harp1034,
IMS, most of those rounds have not been delivered. The orders were for "up to" x number of rounds. All this talk by Dear Leader and his minions has people so spooked they are buying up everything in sight. Not even the feds can buy ammo that isn't yet produced. Although I would be surprised if they didn't find a way to weasel themselves to the head of the line for the lion's share of what DOES roll off the production lines.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the party Pals..er..bitches..or whatever


sucks to be you

Anonymous said...

so every round privately bought is one less to be officially fired?

Works for us! Keep buying.

III

Anonymous said...

Yes but.....

I wonder who gets first call on any and all production from the Lake City plant owned by the feds and run for them by ATK.

That would be the same ATK that sent the letter to base commanders all over the USA suggesting that all of their spent brass be "demilled" by ATK. So it wouldn't fall into the "wrong hands".

Those "wrong hands" wouldn't be yours and mine would they?