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Backlog on Gun Orders Hits 2 Million

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Sturm, Ruger shipments surpass 500,000 for first time in history

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
April 30, 2013

While questions continue to swirl about the Department of Homeland Security’s huge ammo buying spree, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain firearms, with backlogs surging despite Sturm, Ruger gun shipments surpassing 500,000 for the first time in history.

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“America is weaponizing itself at an unheard of pace, with both Sturm, Ruger shipments and units produced surpassing 500,000 each in one quarter for the first time in history,” reports Zero Hedge [1].

Figures show that units produced and shipped by the company have gone beyond 1 million a quarter for the first time ever.

There is also a 2 million backlog on guns on order, a 100% increase from a year ago and a 40% increase on the previous quarter.

As we previously reported [2], demand is so high that customers are not even waiting for gun stores to stock shelves before purchasing ammunition and firearms.

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There are even reports of customers waiting outside for trucks to arrive in an attempt to purchase ammunition before it is even offloaded.

Gun stores across the nation are beginning to resort to bullet rationing [3] in an attempt to satisfy as many customers as they can, while some police departments are being forced to barter between themselves [4] to meet demand.

In the midst of all this, the Department of Homeland Security continues to be under scrutiny for its huge ammunition buys, with the Government Accountability Office announcing [5] that an investigation of the purchases is “just getting underway.”

Explanations for why Americans continue to seek out guns and ammunition at breakneck speed range from concerns about the Obama administration’s strict gun control agenda in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, to the possibility that domestic unrest could be right around the corner.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com [6] and Prison Planet.com [7]. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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[1] reports Zero Hedge: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-29/weaponized-america-sturm-ruger-backlog-doubles-gun-production-shipments-surge

[2] previously reported: http://www.infowars.com/gun-store-owners-ammo-shipments-are-not-even-making-it-to-shelves/

[3] bullet rationing: http://www.infowars.com/gun-stores-resorting-to-bullet-rationing/

[4] forced to barter between themselves: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298015/Local-police-departments-grapple-ammo-shortage-gun-owners-Department-Homeland-Security-stock-bullets.html

[5] Government Accountability Office announcing: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/04/29/gao-now-investigating-dhs-ammo-purchases

[6] Infowars.com: http://infowars.com/

[7] Prison Planet.com: http://prisonplanet.com/

[8] Ruger Suspends All New Firearms Orders: “Incoming Order Rate Exceeds Our Capacity to Fulfill Orders”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/overwhelming-demand-ruger-suspends-all-new-firearms-orders-%e2%80%9cincoming-order-rate-exceeds-our-capacity-to-rapidly-fulfill-these-orders%e2%80%9d.html

[9] Smith & Wesson Hits Record Sales: http://www.prisonplanet.com/smith-wesson-hits-record-sales.html

[10] Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-does-the-department-of-homeland-security-need-450-million-hollow-point-bullets.html

[11] Food Stamp Usage Hits New High Of 43.2 Million: http://www.prisonplanet.com/food-stamp-usage-hits-new-high-of-43-2-million.html

[12] Gun sales shoot up amid America’s fear of rising crime and terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-sales-shoot-up-amid-america%e2%80%99s-fear-of-rising-crime-and-terrorism.html

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