Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking up on ammo…
We have seen it, too.
My deputies do carry handguns (Coroner’s deputies in this county have carried at least since 1991). We do respond to somewhat risky neighborhoods at risky times in the immediate aftermath of violence or when violence may erupt for other reasons. (Deputies also wear ballistic vests) This shortage results in increases in the cost of ammunition and makes finding available sources more difficult.
Just a note about something else folks may not think about when they are pondering what the Coroner’s Office does.
I agree with the author that this trend is scary and a sad commentary on our society, as well.