I've been to four different Wally Worlds within the past week and ALL are getting, having and KEEPING ammo in stock. The ammo shortage is over! If folks can hold out just a little longer for the replenishment to take effect nationwide you will save A LOT of money.
The folks at Walmart (employees that I've personally spoken with) have said that all of the stores are starting to get "tons of ammo" now so apparently the supply/demand has equalized and is settling out.
I read somewhere (I'll try to find/cite reference) that Walmart was previously not replenishing their supply until they could better determine what the Obama administration was going to do regarding the sale of firearms and ammunition or for at least six months. If that is correct and my suspicion is that it is true, the timing would make perfect sense except that they ordered a month earlier than anticipated.
Here's something to ponder; why hasn't Wally World had a price increase on ammo? Could it be that the major manufacturers haven't seen the increase in demand because Walmart (possibly the largest retail ammo outlet in the US) was not purchasing? Wouldn't the laws of supply and demand affect prices all the way up the supply chain? If it did, then WW would HAVE to increase their prices on new shipments of ammo.
On the other hand, if you are determined that you are still going to pay crazy, exorbitant prices for ammunition, please contact me and I'll be glad to go to my local Walmart, purchase the ammo at regular prices and then mark it up 2-4 times and ship it to you!!!