The DHS induced shortage is real. Just not quite the way it is laid out in the media.
No way, man we used to burn ammo like you wouldn't believe in the Army. And DHS isn't shooting .22LR or a half dozen other shortage calibers.
Like others have said, we are creating our own shortage. It's like a feeding frenzy. These guys walking in and buying every box they can and hoarding it or flipping it. Guys setting a "stash size", several thousand of this and several thousand of that. No wonder a guy like me can't just walk in and buy one box of .22LR at any of the 7 stores in my town that sell it.
I have a brand new .22LR that I haven't shot once since I bought it a month ago cause I can't get ammo to shoot thru it.