Why is .22LR ammo so popular and in demand right now? The ammo hoarders and scalpers are cleaning it off the shelves as fast as they can. The manufacturers claim they are producing as much as ever, even more right now. Are people afraid the "government" will be coming after the .22LR ammo? Do some of them think they need it to defend themselves and loved ones? What is causing the .22LR hysteria? I have talked to several retailers in this area and they all have the same story. It is the same people waiting in line to get it. Many of them have been seen reselling it at greatly inflated prices. What are your thoughts? Please, don't just simply say the government is causing this; specifically explain how.