Law Enforcement Limiting Ammo, Shortage Initiates Bartering

The Blaze is reporting on how the ammo shortage is hitting law enforcement:

Ever since gun control discussions began in such earnest after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.,firearms and ammunition have been flying off the shelves. Store owners have said they can’t restock fast enough and demand has driven up the prices. But what about thoseBarney fife one bullet who need ammo for the jobs and have budgets that have remained stagnant or even declined, like law enforcement?

An Oklahoma police department is saying it is taking donations and coming up with other innovative ways to get their hands on necessary supplies that it can’t seem to afford or that it cannot find in stock at this time.

KJRH reported Jenks Police Department Chief Cameron Arthur saying some departments are bartering for supplies and even cutting down on the number of bullets loaded in firearms to stretch stocks.

“Most police departments are having a very difficult time even getting the necessary ammunition for handguns, shotguns and especially rifles,” Arthur said. “With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun because of the shortage of ammunition. We get to the point where it is difficult to have enough ammo to train and also equip the officers.”

Looks like Deputy Fife won’t be the only one with “one bullet in my pocket”

Read the full story here at The Blaze

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