I’m cribbing this question from the good folks usacarry.com. Responses to their HMAIE enquiry ranged from “Everything from ‘if you’re not drowning or on fire, you can’t have too much ammo’ to a slightly more normal ‘thinking 1,000 rounds per gun or per cal owned then buy a box shoot a box’ to a recent moron saying ‘So you’re advocating that everyone reading this article should continue to hoard and buy everything in sight, furthering the shortage that is a direct result of the behavior you advocate for?’ My take: unless you’re preparing for an extended ammo drought you only need enough ammo to maintain a reserve (vs. your ammo depletion rate). Remembering that there’s only so much ammo you can carry. Of course, you may need to hand out guns and ammo to your neighbors in a short-term disaster scenario. I guess it depends on how paranoid/prepared you are. So how prepared/paranoid are you?