About the time of the Newtown shootings. However, I stopped by our local sporting goods store (Academy) earlier today and they had plenty of everything finally. Ammo in all calibers, AR/AK mags, "black" rifles and accessories were on the shelves again, unlike the situation just a month or so ago. The only downer was you are still limited to a single box of ammo in "popular" calibers with a total of three boxes (1 each per caliber) per each purchase. The prices also seem to be back, more or less, to pre shortage prices. OTOH, at our local W-Marts the popular calibers like .22, 9mm, .45, 5.56 mm, etc are still pretty much non existent but AR and similar style rifles are back in stock. It seems that here in my part of E. Texas it really depends are the individual retailer as to what and how much is available when it comes to gun's & ammo, but stuff is out there and at reasonable prices again. You just need to look around a bit.