A Run on Ammunition

January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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January 25, 2013 Updated Jan 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Gun ammunition is running low in New York State after the passage of the Safe Act. This is not only affecting regular gun buyers. Law enforcement officials are having trouble finding ammo for training.

Many gun store-owners believe most of the people stocking up are trying to avoid one part of the new law, which requires background checks on any purchase of ammunition, even one box. There is a shortage of 9 millimeter and .40 and .45 caliber.

This new development follows an interesting debate about the gun law last night in Lackawanna. Those both for and against the law had a chance to speak their mind.

"It doesn't make any sense to me that a law has to be passed against 99.75 percent of the people because they can't control that one quarter of one percent that's causing the problems," Budd Schroeder said.

Steven Pigeon supports the new law.

"I think we need to do something these mass killings that continue to happen, these mass shootings," Pigeon said.

The debate is not just happening in New York. President Obama is pushing for changes to federal gun laws. Here in New York we learned this week that the Safe Act did not exempt members of law enforcement who could find themselves behind bars for carrying the very guns that are now banned.

As for the ammunition shortage, the increased demand has upped the prices for some ammunition. Suppliers are having a tough time keeping up and many are at a standstill.