Gun ammunition in short supply

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Updated: 1/10/2013 11:38 am Published: 1/09/2013 5:20 pm

As Vice President Joe Biden kicked off a week of meetings on how to address gun violence, the continued talk of gun control has left many gun-stores in short supply of guns and ammunition.

"AR-15's sold out immediately, which that was a given based on the political climate," said Broken Arrow Gun Shop Owner Pat Johnston.
T-shirts now sit on the shelves behind a glass where dozens of handguns used to be laid. Johnston says he's sold about 300 guns in the past three weeks and his customers are loading up on ammo too.

"Right now folks are buying them out of fear," said the store owner.  

It’s a concern for him as well. Johnston uses seven different gun and ammo suppliers and right now the suppliers are out of stock too.

"It's going to be months or years before inventory levels get back up to before this happened," Johnston told FOX23.

FOX23 called other stores across the area including Bass Pro Shop which says supplies are low.

Johnston says the talk about proposed gun control laws is triggering more purchases.

"Getting ammo yes that has been a little bit difficult," said Jane Hahn. 

She’s owned a gun for five years and can't find bullets.

"I hope it will level off."

She also hopes people aren't just buying for the fun of it.

"I don't want to see people going out and owning a gun without understanding the importance and value of safety and education in knowing about the use of a gun," said Hahn.

Johnston says in the past three weeks he's only been able to get six guns from suppliers. Normally, he’s able to get 30 to 40 in that time period.

The Broken Arrow gun shop isn't expecting any ammo in for the next few weeks. Right now, it's looking like the best place to buy it may be online.

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puglvr99 - 1/10/2013 1:40 PM
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The criminals will find a way to get guns and ammo regardless of how many laws or regulations are made.

Mayor Maynot - 1/9/2013 11:51 PM
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Evidently not short enough to stop those thugs in T Town.
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