I had two amazing things happen this past weekend. While out running errands with #1 blogdaughter, we happened to go into WalMart for a few items. We meandered by the ammo counter, because hope springs eternal and what should we happen across?
Yes, that really is what you think it is. 9mm bulk ammo, back in stock. The downside, of course, is that it's gone up in price. Again. I remember buying this same bulk pack in the mid-2000s for less than half what I paid for it this weekend. And it's still cheap compared to other prices I've seen for 9mm.They also had quite a bit of reasonably-priced .223 Rem, some 7.62 NATO, and .45 ACP in both steel and brass cases.
The second amazing thing that happened was that I wasn't asked for any ID to purchase this ammunition. This is a very rare occurrence - I had it happen once last year when I was in Colorado, and perhaps once or twice in northern NH and the few times I've bought ammo in Maine. Most of the border towns in NH will ask for a MA LTC to insure that you're legal, not because of legality but for store CYA purposes.
But yeah, there I was, buying ammo with no ID, just like a real American...
That is all.