Russia targets Americans amid Obama’s gun-control battle

by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times  |  published on February 23, 2013

President Obama helped spur a run on firearms and ammunition by people looking to stock up before proposed gun controls take effect — and the impact is being felt even in unlikely places. Like Russia.

And Serbia.

A scroll through the website of Midway USA, an online gun supply clearinghouse, shows scores of “Out of Stock, No Back Order” or “Unavailable — Seasonal Run” messages for certain types of munitions.

But Midway USA does list the Prvi Partizan Ammunition 7.62x54mm Rimmed Russian box of 20 rifle cartridges — manufactured in Serbia — as one of its most popular ammo products.

Even on the shelves at Wal-Mart stores, gun owners have spotted “brand names” such as Tulammo — which sells ammunition supplied from factories in Tula and Ulyanovsk in Russia — as overall demand for firearms and ammunition skyrockets and supplies dry up in the United States.

“Anything firearm-related is hard to get, hard to order, get it back on the shelf to stock for the customers,” said Donald Hood, the owner-manager of Battlefield Guns & Ammo in Chesapeake, Va. “It’s pretty much everything around the state and across the country.”

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