Monday, June 24, 2013

Logistics: "Inside the great Obama ammo grab."

An international firearms dealer said the White House is blocking ammunition sales to American citizens as federal agencies continue to stockpile.


Anonymous said...

I attended the gun show in Hickory, NC this weekend. There was a reasonable supply of ammo available in all calibers from various sellers, but the prices are still generally 25-50% higher than what was typical just two years ago. Some sellers had good buys on their stock, but the variation between tables on the same box of ammo was significant in a few instances.
One guy was asking $8/ box for Remington Thunderbolt .22LR. I didn't notice any takers on that sweet deal.
I counted five AK type rifles in the whole building - the cheapest one for $895.
AR-15s were as plentiful as ticks in tall grass at prices that were mostly reasonable.

Paul X said...

From the article:
DeJesus, who studied political science with an emphasis in law at New Paltz University, said there is a small group of ammunition buyers who are capitalizing off the government’s ammo-grab. “They are purchasing bulk quantities and re-selling at a marked-up price, essentially price gouging.”


Apparently a poli-sci major who made it through college understanding nothing about the free market. No surprises there.

I was not very impressed with the quality of this article. There might be something going on despite denial by ammo manufacturers, but this article is not much in the way of proof.

Jhn1 said...

Unfortunately , ...

That reads like a round similar to (if not exactly) the ammunition made to the NATO SS-109 spec. It was labelled as armor piercing (even if not very effective at that role) so it was somewhat foolish for the importer to invest that much effort before finding out if it was going to be allowed.