MACON COUNTY-A nationwide ammunition
shortage is hitting gun shops and sporting good stores here in
At Jerry's sports in mt. Zion owner
Jerry bates says he cannot keep bullets in stock especially for
handguns. He says suppliers aren't able to meet demand. And he says
people are stockpiling ammo some people driving from hours away and
some are asking to buy thousands of rounds.
And at the bullet trap in Macon they
no longer sell bullets except for use on the range. Owner Dan Cooley
says because of the gun control debate, there's been a massive scale
run on ammunition that it is causing trouble for them.
The most popular rounds are the 22's.
They've quadrupled in price over the past four months and have
sellers turning to the internet to scour for them.