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Ammo Suppliers Everywhere Are Reporting Shortages From A Huge Surge In Demand

•, Brett LoGiurato
 Brownells, which describes itself as the world's largest firearm accessories supplier, said it had sold more than 3.5 years' worth of magazines in a 72-hour span. Its president, Pete Brownell, wrote an apology to customers on gun-owner forum after complaints arose over a delay in orders placed on the company's website.

Many of the supplies for the AR-15 rifle are out of stock on the Brownells website, and the company posted a note to its customers that said, "due to extreme volumes, and winter storms, order shipment may be delayed."

The situation is similar at many of the AR-15 ammunition suppliers that the forums link to. Police say that Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Newtown spree, used a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and carried several 30-round magazines.

Seven of 15 companies linked to in the forums say they are either experiencing shortages of parts for the AR-15 and/or have posted notes detailing to customers why orders are taking so long.

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