As Firearm Sales Soar, Wal-Mart Rations Sale Of Ammunition

Source: Emily Jane Fox / CNN Money

Faced with months of surging demand, Wal-Mart is rationing sales of ammunition.

The nation’s largest retailer is limiting ammunition sales at its stores across the country to three boxes per customer, per day.

Guns and ammunition have been flying off store shelves since President Obama’s reelection in November, and the firearm rush only picked up in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December.

More and more people are buying up guns while they have the chance, since many are worried that their right to buy assault weapons could be curtailed with gun control legislation. The increased demand has hit Wal-Mart’s (WMTFortune 500)ammunition supply.

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