Police agencies worry over ammunition supplies


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 8:30 am
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DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Concerns over potential gun control legislation may be having an impact on Illinois law enforcement agencies.

WNIJ Radio reports that some northern Illinois police departments say supplies are tight, making it more difficult to buy ammunition for officers.

DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery says lately his department is waiting two to five months for delivery on handgun ammunition. The police chief in Orland Park also cited demand issues when he asked the village board to approve an earlier-than-usual ammunition purchase.

Kent Williams owns Williams Shooters Supply in Quincy, which distributes ammunition commercially and to police departments. Williams says he's talked with manufacturers and they are definitely aware of the growing waiting list for police departments. Williams predicts his company will have problems making timely deliveries for most of 2013.














 



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