a lot of it went to Mexico. A lot of it is being held for police and security guards.
I work in a sporting goods store, a lot of ammo is hard to come by, if at all, but we hold stocks of 9mm, 40 S+W, .357 mag, .223 Rem, 5.56x45mm, even .38 Special +p only to be sold to people who actually have a NEED for the ammo. Because they get top priority, you don't even get a chance at a good portion of our stock.
Some people buy as much as they can, when they can. The less available, the more they want it. I've had people tell me they have stockpiled over 10,000 rounds of centerfire ammo. That's just silly, but it is also reality. Get used to it. ?It probably will be like this for at least another year.