February 21, 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.
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.