Ammo suppliers: Police orders could take year to fill

A national ammunition shortage has gun shops limiting sales and distributors telling police departments their orders might take up to a year to fill


By Lou Grieco
Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — Sam Herzog, an employee of Olde English Outfitters, keeps ammunition organized at the Tipp City store. Behind Herzog is an empty spot where pistol ammo is usually stored, but it is in short supply.

A national ammunition shortage, caused in part by fears of new gun control measures after the Newtown massacre has gun shops limiting sales and distributors telling police departments their orders might take up to a year to fill.

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