Ammo shortages

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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As a lifelong gun owner and advocate of the Second Amendment, I was surprised and somewhat amused by the Friday article concerning ammunition shortages. (See: "Gun enthusiasts stock up as ammo supplies shrink")

The article cited recent rumors of government entities stockpiling ammo to prevent it from being sold to the public. The key word is rumors.

The rumors created a buying frenzy of ammunition by frightened gun owners, which, of course, led to temporary shortages. I expect a huge price increase to follow very soon.

I would advise all sensible gun owners to remember a phrase from the Watergate scandal: "Follow the money." Who gets richer with every sale of a firearm or ammunition? Is it remotely possible that the manufacturers of guns and ammunition might see a great advantage in such rumors?

I'm in no way trying to deter anyone from buying any legal product. I'm simply recommending the use of a little common sense.

-- Don Martin, Arlington

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