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Gun Retailers Report Ammunition Shortage

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Gun retailers nationwide are reporting an ammunition shortage as training season nears.

Schupbach's Sporting Goods in Jackson says the most popular ammunition used for self-defense and sports shooting isn't staying on the shelves.

People are stocking up for their CPL courses or rifle classes. But the consensus really seems to be that the run on ammo is politically motivated. Gun owners view President Obama as anti-gun rights. In fact, a similar ammunition shortage happened in 2008 after President Obama was first elected.

Schupbach's says the shortage isn't just at the retail level.

"Distributors are limiting just like we're limiting customers because they can't keep it in stock. We have got to limit customers, too," said Travis Roberts.

Schupbach's lets customers buy one to two boxes, at most at a time.

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