This photo was snapped this morning by TTAG contributor Luis Valdes at his north Florida neighborhood Academy Sports store. As he reports, he “went to go get a set of weights and the ammo/gun department is being stripped clean.”
We all remember the run that took place after Sandy Hook as the Obama administration took its best shot at passing stricter federal gun control laws. Fortunately, the President made the critical mistake of putting Joe Biden in charge of that push. The effects of the buying spree — the original Ammogeddon — took years to fully wring themselves out and restore production and supplies back to normal.
Now gun owners are snapping up guns and ammo along with toilet paper, Wet Wipes and ramen noodle soup. While this is obviously prompted by the coronavirus emergency, most gun owners don’t need much of an excuse to get them to pull the proverbial trigger on another gun (or three). And as always, the answer to how much ammunition do you need is always “more.”
Does this mean we’re in for Ammogeddon II. Will the buying and hoarding taper off as the virus eventually does in the coming weeks and months? Have you been out this morning buying a new gun, more ammo, or both?