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Shooters Making Their Own Bullets

July 8, 2013

The sickness deepens.

I am reminded while reading this crazy news story of the words from comedian Chris Rock in the film Bowling For Columbine, when he stated the price of bullets ought to cost $5,000, and as a result there’d be no more innocent bystanders.  I have long thought bullets should cost more than the guns used to kill people.

Gun stores around the country have had difficulty keeping up with demand for ammunition in recent months. Fears of government tightening of gun and ammunition controls have meant that retailers, from Wal-Mart to mom-and-pop gun shops, haven’t been able to keep bullets on the shelves.

Poser says the current ammunition shortage is the worst that he’s seen. “I’ve been doing the business for 33 years, and, I mean, as big as we’ve gotten, we still can’t take care of all the people that are coming in.”

So Nicholson, like thousands of other shooters, is going a different route. He’s making more of the bullets he shoots. Shop owner Poser says the scarcity of ready-made bullets has frustrated shooters to the point they’re spending between $200 and $1,000 to get into the hobby known as “reloading.”

One Comment
  1. July 12, 2013 9:05 AM

    Deke, welcome back. But you have got to be kidding! Reloaders are some of our finest, most responsible citizens.

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