This article may have actually opened up some more of the explanation of the ammo shortage, even though this 1.6B rounds news is actually old news.
But .... the comment is that the DHS has issued a standing order for up to 1.6B rounds. Meaning, they're ordering until they get up to that point? Or always have a perpetual order for that amount? Either way, we've misguided our efforts to combat this. We need to tell the manufacturers that we're customers as well, and they should be shipping just as many to the civilian sales side of the equation as they are to the government contracts.
That would balance out both "us vs. them", as well as what's on the shelves.
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