Originally Posted by Meck77
I'm sure there is some hoarding going on but my brother in law is a gun dealer. The government is in fact buying massive amounts up. He thinks it could be 10 months before big brother is done getting theirs first.
According to the actual manufacturers, it's hoarding, not government buying everything up. For example, one of the largest manufacturers of ammunition and reloading components, Hornady had this to say:
Originally Posted by Hornady
The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites – all fueled by rumors and conjecture – have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.
If the information you hear doesn’t originate from Hornady Manufacturing, don’t believe it.
Here are some of rumors we’ve heard, and questions we’ve received:
Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop?
Not at all.
Did you stop selling bullets so you could only make loaded ammunition?
Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.