The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly bought or ordered 2 billion rounds of ammunition. President Obama threatened gun control and the public reacted by buying several million firearms and tens of millions of bullets.
Result? A nation-wide ammunition shortage. This shortage doesn’t merely affect private gun owners, but also affects the local police departments who find it increasingly difficult to buy ammunition. Some police are therefore reduced to borrowing bullets.
This could be a blessing for loansharks: I.e., “I’ll lend you 10 bullets today for 15 on payday.”