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Walmart Imposes Ammunition Limit Due To Increased Demand

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Retail giant Walmart has imposed an ammunition limit following an increase in demand for bullets.

The company said customers would be limited to three boxes of ammo per day. According to Reuters, gun and ammunition sales have increased considerably around the nation following the the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last year.

A spokesperson for the company said:

“In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, Jan. 24, all ammunition sales were limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at this time.”

According to The Denver Post, Walmart locations have started running low on ammunition since the surge in demand. As a result of dwindling supplies, the company is now imposing a limit on its customers. The company said this was done in order to keep things fair for all of its shoppers.

However, Walmart isn’t opposed to revisiting the limit once its stock has been replenished. The spokesperson added that, “once the issue resolved, we’ll address purchase limit.”

Walmart and its customers aren’t alone in the ammo shortage. The Inquisitr previously reported that some police departments around the country are reporting limited supplies of ammunition.

Although authorities are putting in orders for ammo, suppliers simply cannot keep up with demand. Backlogs for rifles and ammunition exceeds one year in some parts of the country.

Smyrna Police Distributors owner Jay Wallace said:

“There’s been more demand for ammunition than there’s ever been. We’re going to be starting to get very concerned at the six-moth level if that’s all we have in stock, because then we have to start planning and rationing.”

The City Wire reports that Walmart is currently sells more guns and ammunition than any other retailer in the United States. Although firearms were pulled from the majority of its locations in 2006, the company decided to bring them back to retail shelves two years ago.

It’s currently unclear how long Walmart intends to impose the ammunition limit.

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29 Responses to “Walmart Imposes Ammunition Limit Due To Increased Demand”

  1. Giovanni Spatazza

    You have to wonder if Wal-Mart is actually limiting ammunition because they are concerned for their customers and making sure they have enough to supply as many customers as possible or is it because the government is breathing down their necks and trying to enforce the limit of ammunition sales to customers. It makes you wonder…

  2. John Evans III

    the NRA laughing at americans all the way to the bank! Suckers!

  3. Russell Moore

    a clip only holds ten at a time.one worker said three per day..so comeback tomorrow and get three more.or go to another walmart in your area and get three more today.how goofy is that?

  4. Michael Lewis

    That's why you should reload you'er own.Why buy a bunch of bullets for a gun that could become illegal? If you got caught with that gun you would become a felon. You would never be able to hunt or own another gun for the rest of your life.Go's to show you how dumb most people real are.

  5. Larry Horton

    Phuck Wal- mart won't be giving them anymore of my money, will use publix for my drugs also! So Long assholes!

  6. Julien Gallant

    I don't wonder at all actually. I was talking to a guy I know that works at the Sporting goods counter and her said some people are just stupid. They get a shipment of 30 boxes of 9mm and guys are camping out at the store and buy all 30 boxes. They they have to deal with 50 customers bitching. If people would stop freaking about the impending apocalypse and be reasonable there would be enough to go around. If some douche that wants 10 000 rounds of ammo in his basement, fine by me… let him stop at the store 20 days in a row.

  7. Pat Barnes

    Now Walmart if you only had some actually in your stores, I might believe you!

  8. Bobby Boyer

    and the average person needs more than "3 box's" a day because?

  9. Anonymous

    I don't shop there anyway my luck the ammo would be made in china no thankyou wallmart.

  10. Pat Barnes

    Normally you wouldn't unless you wanted to have fun at the range. but who knows?

  11. Eve Dropka

    It is Not just because of demand, Pawn store owners are stocking up, that way they can charge what THEY want as opposed to the Right price!

  12. Merton Christensen

    please keep in mind that even the big name ammo suppliers (Federal, Winchester, Speer, etc) let their quality control go out the window the last time there was an "ammo shortage" – it'd be smart to NOT load up on ammo right now.
    one way to conserve ammo is to focus more on your aim with controlled fire (and drawing from concealment if your range allows) and to not do rapid fire drills.

  13. Carolyn Mowery

    total bull shit. I just bought 9 boxs 1 hour ago. its a lemit of 3 boxs per caliber, I just got 3 boxs each of 9mm 380 and 22caliber.

  14. John Evans III

    because there stock is up and so many people rushing out to buy guns and ammo. where you been???