Gun owners line up for ammunition amid shortage

Gun owners line up for ammunition amid shortage

Customers wait outside Young’s Sporting Goods, in Northumberland, on Saturday amid an ammunition shortage that has owner Ken Young limiting patrons to two boxes of ammo. Mark Page, 36, of Turbotville, Bob Boch, 66, of Northumberland, Pat Chambers, 54, of Danville, and Jeff Clark, 45, of Sunbury, wait outside Young’s Sporting Goods, in Northumberland, to purchase ammunition on Saturday. The sharp increase in federal background checks has translated into a shortage of ammunition, even for law enforcement personnel in the midst of ongoing training. If you are looking for ammunition, get in line because those lines are long, according to gun shop owner Ken Young, of Young’s Sporting Goods, in Northumberland. "I can’t keep it stocked," Young said. "We have been busy for months and ammunition is just so hard to come by right now." Young said ammunition is so hard to come by that he checks online every day to see where he can make purchases for his store. Young, who has been in the gun business for the past 18 years, said he believes because of COVID-19, the presidential election and crime all add up to factors of people wanting to purchase weapons. On Saturday, nearly 20 people lined the doors of Young’s by 9 a.m. looking to purchase their allotment of two boxes of ammo. "I am buying it just to have it," Mark Yeager, of Watsontown said. "Just in case, it gets even harder to buy, I want to be able to have my own […]

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