Originally Posted by 4sig
Most ammo manufacturers are at full capacity but the government are bulk buying under long term contracts
That's not really true. The panic buying by the "chicken littles" has riven the demand to such high levels that the manufacturers can't keep up. Government users are not buying any more than they have the last few years.
There's no "conspiracy" here, just an abnormally high demand by folks that panicked after Newtown. When they finally calm down and realize the sky isn't falling, the shelves will refill quickly.