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Bullets are Speeding Faster Out of Gun Shops in U.S.

A Shortage of Ammunition: Demand is up despite drop in crime rate

Washington Post

3 November 2009

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Gun owners have bought about 12 billion rounds of ammunition in the past year, industry officials estimate. That's up from 7 billion to 10 billion in a normal year…

[I]n the 12 months since last October, gun shops sold enough bullets to give every American 38 of them…

[R]eceipts are on pace to set a record in 2009, according to Treasury Department data, with tax revenue due from guns up 42 percent and revenue due from ammunition at 49 percent…

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