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Guns and ammunition in short supply due to COVID-19

Redford Township store reported lines out the door every day after the U.S. Capitol riots
Add ammunition to the list of things in short supply amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the...
Add ammunition to the list of things in short supply amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shortage is putting a squeeze on at least one local police department.(Rosemond Crown)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 7:21 PM EST
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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) - Looking for a gun or ammunition?

Those may be in short supply or completely out of stock nowadays.

After the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, a gun store in Redford Township saw customers lined up the door the rest of the week. That’s after gun and ammunition sales have been way up all last year.

COVID-19 played a role in a shortages of supplies and a slowdown in overall production.

When buying weapons, safety is an important factor. A safety course is required to get a concealed pistol license in Michigan.

An FBI background check to buy a gun only typically takes one 15 minutes for people with a clean record and a unique name. More common names can take up to three days for clearance.

Michigan residents must be at least 21 to buy a handgun or at least 18 to buy a long gun. Instructors advise gun owners to have a gun safe or locks at home.

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