In today’s time of global terrorism, increasing crime rates, and wide spread paranoia among many people, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of ammunition that is being bought in bulk. Although one can’t really blame this specifically on the change of administration in the White House and the political scene in general, many conservatives are extremely worried that they will not be able to buy the types of guns and ammunition that they want or require. In some of the most extreme cases of paranoia, some people are shaking in their libertarian boots with the widespread, albeit justified terror, that they government may in fact take away their precious guns and ammunition that is rightfully theirs.
There are many advantages in buying ammunition in bulk, both for the paranoid visionary who sees the government as a vast parasitic entity striving to deprive him of his Second Amendment rights, as well as the average citizen who is merely interested in safety, defense, or hunting. In fact, despite the widespread fears of many people, the number of consumers who are interested solely and purely in the use of guns and ammunition for providing their homes with safety and defense far exceed those who are planning for the apocalypse. The number of people who buy guns and ammunition for the purposes of engaging in hunting for recreational purposes is slightly less, but still popular enough that many ammunition stores target such people for the advertisement of bulk amounts of ammunition.
It is also quite easy to buy ammunition online in bulk and sometimes for far less than one would usually pay in a store. However there are some things that you, as a consumer of ammunition, should be made aware of before deciding to make a purchase. The first is that whether you’re buying ammunition online or in a store, you have to be over the age of 21 to do so, or risk the vast penalties of law set down by the state. Some states, like California, do not allow bulk amounts of ammunition to be shipped directly to your location, and there can be many restrictions and penalties that you should research beforehand. Also, because of the growing concerns of terrorism in both the international and domestic world, various departments of the government such as Homeland Security have been known to “check up” on people buying bulk amounts of ammunition.