Tahlequah Daily Press

September 19, 2013

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Most poll respondents worried about ammo shortage

Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — With what appears to be a nationwide shortage of popular ammunition cartridges, the Tahlequah Daily Press asked readers to respond to an online poll.

The Daily Press asked the question, “Some folks say there’s an ammunition shortage for firearms. Does it worry you that you might not be able to get as much ammo as you want?” Respondents were asked whether the strongly agreed, agreed, disagreed, strongly disagreed or were undecided.

A plurality of respondents, 39 percent or 63 votes, strongly agreed. Another 24 percent, or 39 votes, reported agreement, meaning 63 percent of respondents were very worried or somewhat worried.

Strongly disagreeing were 42 voters, or 26 percent, and those disagreeing accounted for 17 votes or 10 percent. Two votes, or one percent, were undecided.

For more local discussion on the ammo shortage, and speculation about its causes and solutions, "like" the TDP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tdpress. The shortage was the subject of the Saturday Forum on Sept. 14.