I've been thinking about recent news stories concerning the amount of ammo the authorities find when they search people's homes.
For instance, "An ammunition cache of more than a thousand rounds for semi-automatic weapons, including AK-47 cartridges, has been discovered in a city house belonging to two former Pretoria policemen."
or, "Customs officers seized 26 guns and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition...."
or, "When authorities arrested Newell last week, they found his car contained an M4 assault rifle, a .45-caliber Glock and a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol... Also, 90 rounds of ammunition were found in the car, McPherson said...."
There was another article I read this morning, but I don't remember what or where it was.
Anyway, I got to thinking about how much ammo might be considered 'too much' to keep on hand. Considering I only have a couple .45 1911s, a .357 snubby & a 12 gauge, a few thousand rounds total does not seem to be outrageous. And I am not a hard-core gun guy; my supply is primarily dependent on when I find a good price.