Shortage Of Ammunition: Demand Is Up Despite Drop In Crime Rate

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David A. Fahrenthold and Fredrick Kunkle washingtonpost.com

In a year of job losses, foreclosures and bag lunches, Americans have spent record-breaking amounts of money on guns and ammunition. The most obvious sign of their demand: empty ammunition shelves.

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