Bullet Sales Firing Out of Shops

Bullets are selling faster than factories can make them, The Washington Post reports, noting that a down economy has meant an up year for ammunition sales. Gun owners have purchased 12 billion rounds of ammunition in the last year alone, which is an increase from 7 billion to 10 billion in a normal year. The shooting sales numbers are surprising as crime is down and gun control has increased, but as people hoarded bullets, bullets became scarcer. The rush on rounds, The Post says, indicate a suspicion among gun owners that Washington may make sales more difficult.