05/05/2009

Nationwide ammo shortage worries N.M. officers

By Hailey Heinz
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cops don't like the idea of not having bullets for their guns when they're chasing bad guys. But ammunition is at a premium these days because of a nationwide shortage, and Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said if it continues his deputies may have to cut back on time at the shooting range to save their ammo.

"We're hopeful that doesn't happen, but we're prepared to do it if we have to," White said.

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