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By Drew Lawson
The Davenport Times 

Rising gun sales lead to ammunition shortfall


September 10, 2020

DAVENPORT - Gun owners anticipating the fall hunting season or hoping to get in some target practice are having more difficulty than normal acquiring the ammunition necessary to operate their firearms.

National media reported in early August that gun sales in 2020 had already surpassed sales in 2019, but the available ammo stock wasn’t keeping pace.

Area firearms dealers say there are several possible reasons for an ammo shortage.

Mainly, the COVID-19 fallout caused a spike in gun sales, with ammo sales struggling to keep up.

“COVID is getting everybody worried, so they want to buy...

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