April 29, 2013
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Why Is Ammunition Still In Short Supply? “What some call the great American ammo shortage is a head-scratcher even for experts, so far defying economic laws of supply and demand. Three causes are generally cited, though it’s difficult to tell precisely how much each is to blame. First is panic buying among the gun-loving public, something that’s been seen before. Second is a staid industry that, having not anticipated a demand surge, does not have a big enough supply of black powder and primer to quickly and significantly boost production to meet the demand surge. Third, and most controversially, is suspicion in some quarters that the federal government itself has deliberately placed a huge order for ammunition in order to drain the supply and cause bullet prices to jump for private buyers.”
Actual answer: Preparations for the alien invasion. Wake up, sheeple!