Suppliers running out as gun control takes center stage
The nationwide rush on guns and ammo now has some Texas police agencies scrambling to find bullets.
Tactical Firearms' Jeremy Alcede says he's getting calls from police departments all over the Lone Star State saying their regular supplier just can't fill their orders.
He's currently at a gun show in Las Vegas trying to keep local police officers armed against the wave of gun sales going on across America.
“Last week we spent about $6.3 million worth of guns, ammo and knives,” Alcede tells KTRH News. “And we'll probably spend upwards of $20 million this week.”
Alcede says his clients include the Harris County SWAT Team, Constables Office, Katy Police and departments as far away as the Texas panhandle. However, none of the agencies we contacted for this story acknowledged any ammo shortage.
He says the public and law enforcement is snatching up ammo quickly due to talk in Washington about possibly raising the price of ammo as a form of gun control.
“They're talking about a 50% tax on ammo to help revenues if the ban goes through on firearms,” says Alcede. “Because if you take away the ability to buy semi-automatic weapons that's a lot of taxes they're going to lose, so they have to make it up somehow.”
Alcede says his Katy shop soon will teach customers how to make their own bullets, adding a rifle without bullets is just a big stick.