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Good reading just out from 'American Rifleman'. I found the article on-line and not behind a paywall. The online-article date is Dec. 17th, although it is in this months AR magazine print edition.
Following the link are a couple snippets:

...Ammunition purchasers across America—or make that would-be purchasers in record numbers—are finding shelves bare, and unfortunately that’s hardly breaking news. If this was simply a Christmas-season run, we could insert a Grinch joke here and assume things would return to normal after the holidays. But, in fact, this shortage, as many readers can attest, traces back at least to spring when COVID mania shocked the country and has since intensified under an unprecedented chain of cultural phenomena. Many gun owners feel that the only way to ensure they have ammo when they need it is to buy in bigger-than-normal quantities, and the result is hoarding...

...“Ammunition is the new toilet paper....

Much more at the link.

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