This story makes very little sense to me. At the start it says the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are contributing to the shortage. Further down it says the military is getting its ammo from a dedicated factory and the police forces are using other suppliers.
Sounds like ammo manufacturers are indulging in some serious price gouging.
There’s also references to the cost of materials – we ought to talk to China, there seems to be enough lead there to put into every child’s toy, so how can there be a shortage?