'A gun is useless without ammo' - FOX 13 News

'A gun is useless without ammo'

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

For some gun owners, it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Some types of bullets are becoming incredibly scarce.

"I am an avid hunter and I do like to practice, and right now, I have to limit what I do because I can't find ammo," Lakeland resident Peter Forgo said. "A gun is useless without ammo."

After the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month , people began to hoard bullets, especially ones used for assault rifles. Many gun owners got whipped into a greater frenzy recently when Washington lawmakers began taking about broad restrictions on all kinds of guns.

On Tuesday, Steve Anderson dropped more than $1,000 on a case of bullets without thinking twice.

"Just in case they do ban all the ammo or if gets even more scarce, I was just stocking up," he said.

According to the Associated Press, even some law enforcement agencies are having a hard time getting bullets on short notice. Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies we spoke with say they are not worried about ammunition because they have large stockpiles of it.

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