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Did wallyworld and kroger start an inadvertent run on ammo?

I was in Academy yesterday picking up some 7.62x39. 20 to 50 rounds from time to time builds a nice stash. There was a large number of people on the ammo isle picking over, what to me, looked like well picked over shelves. This is just before lunch on a friday and I was a bit surprised at the number of people in the firearm section. I know that people are getting ready for the rifle season here, but there was a limited supply of the lower priced 7.62x39, 5.56 and .223. Empty shelves for .308 and 30.06 too, but like I said, people are ramping up for the rifle hunting season. Are we seeing the next big run on ammo? All it would take is the dems start to talk about restrictions on "assault rifle" ammo to make it a full fledged run.
 

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I don't currently shoot any rifle calibers.... but even though I don't want to patronize Walmart, I did pick up 250 rounds of 9mm they had as it is cheaper. It was also convenient for stocking up. I don't have an Academy, Bass Pro, or Cabelas closer than an hours drive.
I have a good stock now and can avoid a run on ammo....I also can offer on my LGS website in bulk at reasonable prices with no shipping charges. That is where I'll go now.
 

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I get the impression; the new anti-gun strategy to target individual states versus a federal ban prevents a run on anything. When a state makes it "illegal" to own something; all potential "run" buyers are removed by that state. Federal bans, in the past, typically had a deadline and everything before that was grandfathered. The bumpstock ban can not be included in this scenario; due to it being an ATF policy change; not a law passed through legislation. Although legislation gave them the power to do so...
 

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When serious legislative talk starts at state and federal levels, that's when the next run will begin. If nothing happens, it will end as quickly as it begins.
 

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I think that it actually started prior to the retailers doing their virtue signalling. The recent incidents lit the same fire that caused the stores to react. Modern Sporting Rifles and components are actually still stable with prices rather soft. I suspect that people are leery of buying if existing firearms are banned and not grandfathered like in '94. There may not be "pre-ban" equipment.
 

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Not sure how the next run on guns and ammo will be as both sides are trying to flank us. Dems going the normal route but repubs joining them along with retailers virtue signalling. I always try to pick up some here and there so I'm good whenever. I suggest everyone do the same.
 

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There really should be no run on ammo from people in their late 20's or older as they all have lived through shortages before and should have built up a good ammo larder to not be caught flat footed again. At least that works in theory, but we all get complacent ammo is readily available. I have enough to feel completely satisfied to live out the rest of my life.

One factor that could cause a run on ammo is the left hurrying to arm up, as I'm sure the fringe left already is. I imagine the puppet master is urging them to do so as well as encouraging policy change by aiding some of the shooters in some of these shootings.
 

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All I know is, judging by the gun show sales I was watching today, including my own purchase, I'd say that people are expecting a run soon. In fact, we may be on the starting fringes of one right now, in some areas of the country.
 

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All I know is that a large online ammo purchase might be in order. Thank God for the 4 pay plan.
 

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My buddy bought an AR-15 today at the gun show and we stopped at Walmart on the way home. Not the one by his house but it was down by SMU. They had 6 boxes of 200 round .223 ammo and he took them all. Some poor schmoe is going to be heartbroken when they stop back by there and the 200 count boxes are all gone. :D
 

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All I know is, judging by the gun show sales I was watching today, including my own purchase, I'd say that people are expecting a run soon. In fact, we may be on the starting fringes of one right now, in some areas of the country.

GODFREY-----Fire the presses up and get the process going!!!
sorry had to tell my assistant to clean up the Labor-A-Tory and see how many empty ammo boxes we can find laying around!
anyway what was it you were saying--oh yes a run on ammo
do you really think that may happen?
 

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I'm in the process of doing a through inventory of all my ammo and especially components. What I consider as more than plenty of anything, there's always that possibility that what's on hand might very well be all that will be available in the future. With the mood of both parties leaning toward controls, all that needs to happen is one very tragic event, then us older 2nd amendment followers will be outnumbered by the younger folks in a heartbeat. And bulk components don't take up too much space.
 

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If you know any anti-gun people tell them to look at recent pictures of the protests / riots in
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I don't think Walmart started anything but if it starts shaping up like a Democrat will win the WH, then Katy bar the door.
YEP!
and if (When) Trump is re- elected a lot of Democrats will be out of luck as Walmart will not be stocking ammo and you know they will be wanting to blow their brains out!
Guess it will be the old jump off the bridge or building unless they can afford to travel to Canada.
 

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I'm in the process of doing a through inventory of all my ammo and especially components. What I consider as more than plenty of anything, there's always that possibility that what's on hand might very well be all that will be available in the future. With the mood of both parties leaning toward controls, all that needs to happen is one very tragic event, then us older 2nd amendment followers will be outnumbered by the younger folks in a heartbeat. And bulk components don't take up too much space.

I hope it does not happen, but I know in my Heart it will but the out cry will be real interesting when we have 2-3 more Mass shootings and some survivor states well only IF I had a weapon I could have stopped this guy before he even got off a single shot.
I personally am not going to be THAT guy in a Walmart, Walgreen, wendy or Kroger parking lot!
 

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YEP!
and if (When) Trump is re- elected a lot of Democrats will be out of luck as Walmart will not be stocking ammo and you know they will be wanting to blow their brains out!
Guess it will be the old jump off the bridge or building unless they can afford to travel to Canada.
They've promised that Canada thing too many times and we have yet to be able to cash in on it.
 

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YEP!
and if (When) Trump is re- elected a lot of Democrats will be out of luck as Walmart will not be stocking ammo and you know they will be wanting to blow their brains out!
Guess it will be the old jump off the bridge or building unless they can afford to travel to Canada.

I have a relative who promised to move to Canada if Trump won, but she's still in the USA.

I hope it does not happen, but I know in my Heart it will but the out cry will be real interesting when we have 2-3 more Mass shootings and some survivor states well only IF I had a weapon I could have stopped this guy before he even got off a single shot.
I personally am not going to be THAT guy in a Walmart, Walgreen, wendy or Kroger parking lot!

It would be a pretty unusual situation for any armed citizen or an off duty LEO to stop a mass shooter at the scene before he got off a single shot, because unless you get pre warning that it's going to happen and when and where, the first indication you have of a mass shooting is when it's started. As far as people saying they could've stopped a mass shooter after one has started, there's been a few people that have said that after mass shootings, including a LEO at the Texas Walmart who didn't carry that day, because she was only going to Walmart and didn't think she was going to need it. :( Most of the people that have said it after a mass shooting were in a so called no guns zone and couldn't have legally carried anyway.
 
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