Ammunition shortage continues to plague industry, impacting law enforcement, new gun owners (FOX Business)

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    Ammunition shortage continues to plague industry, impacting law enforcement, new gun owners – By Peter Aitken (FOX Business) / Aug 1 2021

    Around 8.4 million new gun owners registered firearms in 2020

    Firearms sales climbed during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating an ammunition shortage in the United States as manufacturers still struggle to keep up with demand.

    The ammunition shortage has impacted law enforcement agencies as well, and the lack of ammunition could also prevent new gun owners from properly learning how to handle their weapons.

    “We have had a number of firearms instructors cancel their registration to our courses because their agency was short on ammo or they were unable to find ammo to purchase,” said Jason Wuestenberg, executive director of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association.

    Officer Larry Hadfield, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told ABC News that his department needs to “conserve ammunition when possible.”

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