Shelbyville police wait longer for ammunition

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some police agencies in Tennessee are reporting months-long delays in getting resupplies of ammunition for their officers and for training and certification needs.

The Shelbyville Police Department recently placed an order for ammunition, which typically takes about a month to receive from the supplier. But training officer Lt. Trey Clanton told the Shelbyville Times-Gazette that they expect the order to take three months to arrive.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been waiting since August to receive its yearly order of ammunition, but spokeswoman Dalya J. Qualls said the delay has not affected their personnel.

Clanton said many of his students in his civilian safety training classes are also finding it hard to purchase ammunition because of panic buying over worries about gun control.


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