Florida Gun Owners Camping Out for Chance to Buy Ammunition

Gun owners began camping outside of a Central Florida gun store in Lake Mary at 2 a.m. Monday to buy ammunition when doors opened at 9:00 a.m, Breitbart reported.

Fox 11 reports that campers voiced concern that newly sworn-in Democratic President Joe Biden will push a gun-control agenda and wanted to stock up on ammunition while they still could.

“It’s difficult to find ammunition, especially 9mm.  Stores across the country are sold out.  Some gun enthusiasts looking for it know when and where they have the best chances of finding it,” according to the News outlet.

One Floridian, David Godkin, said, “I think we all believe Biden is going to take it away from us too.”

“I just come here on Monday. Tuesday, I go to Buena Vista. Wednesday, I go to East Colonial. Thursday, Buena Vista. Friday, East Colonial. Sunday, I go to Millenia,” Godkin said.

In 2020, due to riots and reduced police budgets sweeping the U.S the demand for guns and ammunition already exceeded the supply.

Florida’s Volusia Top Gun had a line of “60 people waiting in front of the store” prior to the doors opening on Sunday, but that is the tip of the iceberg, The Orlando Sentinel reported. 

The demand for ammunition has been so strong since the election that ammunition manufacturers simply cannot keep inventory on hand, according to Bearing Arms.

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