The shortage of ammunition is impacting our ability to train.
The Gun Rush of 2020 continues, but now it’s ammunition that Americans are trying to get their hands on. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), sales of ammunition were up a staggering 139 percent in the first six months 2020 when compared to the same six months in 2019.
Over the weekend, NSSF president Joe Bartozzi spoke at the 2020 Gun Rights Policy Conference. At the event, he mentioned the statistics on ammo sales, as well as noted that gun sales were 95 percent higher in the same time period.
We’ve reported earlier in the year that the number of new ‘first time’ gun owners in America has topped five million in 2020. Of that number, Bartozzi explained that “of all firearms sold to first-time gun buyers, 40 percent were sold to women and personal protection was by far the main purchase driver.”