Check out this video on how they manufacture 22 rim-fire ammunition. Did not realize so much of the process was still done by hand. After watching the video, I had a very nagging question.... If they make 4,000,000 a day at this one facility, that's 20,000,000 per week assuming no weekend work right?
Figuring that there are at least two more plants in the country (one for Winchester and one for Remington) and there are likely more than one per company but we'll just assume one for each for now, and, assuming each plant is capable of producing similar numbers, that would mean that there are a minimum of 60,000,000 rounds per week of 22LR ammo being produced in the US alone. MINIMUM!! This would not take into account any of the imported ammo from Aguila, Wolf, etc. that comes in regularly.
So, since all of this B.S. panic buying started after Sandy Hook, there have been at least 500,000,000 rounds of 22 LR ammunition produced in the United States. WHERE THE HELL IS IT ALL??????