Assault Rifle Shortage Leaves Police Departments Without Weapons, Ammo
(KCEN) -- While gun control advocates are trying to get assault riffles off the streets, police in central Texas are struggling to arm their officers.
It's all because of a shortage of assault riffles.
Gun stores have seen a dramatic increase in assault riffle sales.
According to a report published in the San Antonio Express News, while bigger departments can make deals to ensure a steady supply, smaller departments are forced to take extra precautions to ensure they have enough weapons.
The report states Round Rock police have been waiting for rifles for months. Buda has been on a waiting list for more ammo and Pflugerville police are conserving by cutting back on ammo used during training exercises.