Hi readers. There’s something weird going on in the US you probably aren’t aware of unless you happen to be someone who plinks with a .22 rifle or pistol. Or maybe a firearm of some other caliber.
But it’s been going on two years now, still going on today. Ammunition manufacturers in China, Mexico, Russia, Czechoslovakia the US and elsewhere are working three shifts turning it out and shipping it t0 retail outlets and online suppliers. They’re nowhere near satisfying the demand.
WalMart stores, for instance, get a shipment in during the night and before the store’s been open an hour there’s no more .22 ammo and damned little of anything else.
For reasons nobody anywhere can explain US citizens are filling the closets and garages with ammunition, mostly .22 caliber.
This silent, subtle fact is lurking in the periphery of something a lot larger, and I’ve spent a lot of time discussing it with anyone who might have ideas as to why it’s happening. Everyone has ideas, and everyone admits they’re as mystified as I am what it means.