Ammunition sales through the roof.Video
COOS BAY, Ore.- The shelves at the Coos Bay Bi-Mart looked pretty bare Monday, with the main ammo for hunting practically sold out.
And Bi-Mart's not the only retailer in town seeing this trend: it's happening across the board.
Employee Dan West says it's not that more people are going out to purchase ammo, it's the same people who already buy ammunition purchasing more than usual. He says people have been buying $200- $600 worth at a time. West says the only thing left is guns, with nothing to fill them.
He says customers have been telling him they are afraid new presidential elect Barack Obama will super tax guns and ammunition.
So if you have plans to go hunting this weekend, West advises not to wait until the last minute to purchase ammo.