Read the following article and then come back:
The Columbus Dispatch, Running Out Of ammunition, April 2, 2009
Thanks to the Dispatch for pointing out the blatantly obvious. Although the normal reader wouldn't of been aware of this, those of us in the hobby of shooting have known for quite some time that this was a problem.
I lucked upon some .40 S&W 180gr. FMJ target ammo at the Wally-World for $12.50 a box. They had six boxes but I only had the funds to buy three of them. They are headed to the safe for storage now. I got a good deal on some Winchester XP Silvertip and Ranger Law Enforcement ammo a while back at Vance's and stocked up on them. .38 and .380 ammo for my J-Frame and Bersa are hard to find. I have been fairly lucky with .45 but I am sure after this article gets circulated that there will be another run on the shops. Even .22 is in short supply for crying out loud.
The problem here is that in order to stay proficient with our firearms and shoot them efficiently, and hence safely, we need to practice. Practice entails shooting. Shooting entails ammo.
No ammo = no shooting
No shooting = no practice
No practice = no proficiency
No proficiency = no safety
Stock up when and where you can afford to.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)