POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:20pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:41pm
Tyler, Texas — The Nation of Volunteers Foundation has proclaimed today, "National Ammo Day." They're calling it a nationwide "BUYcott" of ammunition to celebrate our second amendment.
All the gun stores we contacted were unaware of this November 19th holiday, but--Mack Woods, owner of The Shootist Gun and Knife Shop, in Tyler says, it sounds like a good idea. The Nation of Volunteers Foundation says they have one main goal. Their website reads it is to "empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens."
Woods response was, "I'm surprised it sounds like a good thing, I hope that it will boost some ammo sales here and across the country." He says he saw a drastic increase in sales after the election.
"National Ammo Day" is expected to show support for the second amendment by, "voting with your dollars."
Woods showed KETK the biggest ammo he has in his store, called, "INERT." While that isn't quite the ammo the foundation expects people to buy regularly, they state there is an estimated 75 million gun owners in the US and if supporter buy a hundred rounds of ammo, it will equal 7.5 billion rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
Woods says, "It might be even bigger help doing that and i hope people would get motivated and buy some ammo today." He also says the price of ammo has gone up recently and he doesn't see it going down anytime soon.
While putting ammo in the hands of the "right people" sounds like it would have a positive outcome, Woods states he isn't sure what type of effect it will actually have. He says, "I don't know how much its gong to serve toward reducing crime, on the other hand I don't think the outlaws frequently go to Walmart or shops like mine to buy their ammo, they usually steal it from law abiding people somewhere else."