This is what I've read recently:
The DOD has mandated the destruction of all fired brass in the military... this brass is sold to the general population for reloading. However, I have also recently heard that the mandate was remanded as of early this morning. I have no confirmation on the remission of the mandate but the mandate itself is very real. This is albeit not the only reason but is probably one reason for ammo shortages. The government in its current form isn't going to risk a revolution by directly attacking our RIGHT
TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS but instead they will come at us sideways with things like induced ammo shortages and micro stamping for ridiculous reasons such as "Homeland Security" which will hike prices so as to push guns out of reach of the general public: "We the People."
This is total bull, but most of us won't give up our security that we have in our lives to get up and take a stand for ourselves. Its tough, granted... but someday, one of these days somebody will, and i'll be standing next to him, same as most of all of yall and we will be brothers when that day comes... we will have to be to survive.