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March 16, 2021: Ammo Shortages Impacting Concealed Weapons Courses and Firearms Training

  Mar. 16—When David Brown sets up his vendor booth at the annual gun show in Mitchell each spring, he typically has seven tables of ammunition for sale. At this year’s gun show that was held over the weekend at the Davison County Fairgrounds, Brown barely had enough ammo to fill up two tables. Since the pandemic swept the country, ammo has been flying off the shelves, leading to one of the biggest shortages Brown has ever witnessed. After the election of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, the shortage has intensified to levels that have some gun and ammo retailers worried about the survival of their businesses. “This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen ammo shortages, but it’s one …