What are your opinions on the shortage? From the research I have done the most common answer is that the public is just hoarding every bit they can. If they are allowed 3 boxes they buy 3 boxes; often reselling it for a ridiculous price. It is just confusing to me that manufacturers can't meet demand!! I mean this hasn't just been for 3 weeks. More like 3 years or more! It doesn't make sense that the government is trying to keep it from the public because how many people have you heard of shot with .22? They should be limiting .223 if that's the case.