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Why an ammo shortage?

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Steven Drew of Georgia Loan and Gun Steven Drew of Georgia Loan and Gun
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Owners of certain guns are having a hard time finding ammunition right now.

The owner of Georgia Loan and Gun in Lee County says more people are buying guns, and more people are using them for target practice. 

That has led to a surge in ammunition purchases over the last several years and contributed to the shortage.     

"Mostly .22," said Steven Drew of Georgia Loan and Gun.   ".22 long rifle is the high demand, hard to find item these days. There is only a fixed amount of ammunition that's being manufactured, and so far the demand has far exceed the supply for many, many months now."

Drew says they buy ammunition directly from wholesalers and retailers. He says it's best to buy the ammunition you need as soon as you find it.

 

 

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