Ammo shortage hits home as firearm permits increased in IL and IA in 2020 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Ammo shortage hits home as firearm permits increased in IL and IA in 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns and most recently political and civil unrest have people on edge. Individuals are looking for ways to protect themselves in these unsettled times.

There are 5 million new gun owners in the US since 2019. High demands for firearms is causing both a gun and ammunition shortage.

The number of permits to carry nearly doubled in the state of Iowa from 2019 to 2020, with the Iowa Department of Public Safety reporting a jump from 44,166 to 87,269 permits issued.

Illinois saw a 94% increase in firearm owner identification (FOID) card applications during that same time period. These large increases are causing longer wait times for new applications in the state of Illinois.

“2020 has been absolutely insane,” Davenport Guns owner Jeanelle Westrom said.

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