Business is down for one local gun shop, where concerns over the ammunition shortage have actually discouraged some would-be gun owners.
Sales have slumped by 25-percent at the Duck Creek Armory in Davenport.
But, it’s not because a desire for gun ownership is lacking according to the shop’s owner, Jason Bitting.
“I know of many instances in which people have mentioned that they’d like to buy a firearm, however, they’re not going to because of ammunition,” said Bitting.
Like most other gun shops, a cap has been placed at Duck Creek on the amount of ammo customers can buy at 100 rounds per transaction.
“We rarely do get in ammunition,” he said. “It’s been very difficult getting in ammunition and when we do get it in, we try to spread the wealth as much as possible.”