Why is there an ammo shortage 2020?
But now, several unique factors are driving the increase in demand.
The first, are the COVID-19 lockdowns.
People started buying more guns, and when people buy more guns they also buy more ammo.
Demand is also driven by the same psychological factors that caused the toilet paper shortage: hoarding..
What caused the ammo shortage?
Most people attributed the ammunition shortage to reaction of gun owners and other groups to the election of U.S. President Barack Obama, claiming that these people feared more restrictive gun laws, ammunition taxes, and social decay.
Why is ammo so expensive now?
Under normal circumstances, ammunition prices can fluctuate when prices for raw materials go up or down. Certain items, such as brass casings, can be affected by those fluctuations. After all, ammo manufacturers are looking to make a profit, too. With COVID-19, however, prices are more about supply and demand.
Will we ever run out of ammo?
Short answer, no. We won’t run out of “bullets” as long as some of us know the old ways.