Edmonton gun shops face resupply challenges following massive spike in American firearm purchases

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A big jump in firearm purchases by Americans is making it challenging for some shops to reload their shelves.

“Everything is in short supply,” he said. “Certain models are gone and out of stock. the less expensive stuff. If you had a hunting rifle, the least expensive ones are what’s gone first. Same with shotguns.”on Thursday, an estimated 2.4 million firearms were sold in the U.S. in June, a year-on-year increase of more than 140 per cent. A surge in gun sales south of the border has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most Canadian gun shops and outfitters rely on American-based manufacturers for the majority of their inventory.Article content continued “A lot of items have been sold out,” he said. “We’re waiting to be resupplied from the States but the challenge isn’t necessarily a Canadian challenge. The Americans have been purchasing firearms at a phenomenal rate over this last little while.”

He said he had to wait for the gun he ordered to be shipped from Japan to the U.S. to the Canadian distributor before being able to get it.Article content continuedDianne Harnois, the owner of P & D Enterprises, said if there is a firearm shortage, she hasn’t noticed one just yet.

 

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Not news. Supply chain issue / supply & demand. Next…

Weren’t these guys complaining about how the Canadian gun law changes were going to cause them issues with now banned firearms? Now they are complaining they can’t restock?

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