Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting fear has lead many Americans to purchase a firearm for protection. But even months later, that fear has not budged.
According to Hunters Haven owner Tish Carr, gun and ammunition sales increased drastically after the Sandy Hook shooting and haven't slowed down since.
"People are just scared," said Carr. "They are afraid their second amendment is going to be taken away. And as a human being that is our right."
And this fear has made it hard for retailers to keep ammunition on the shelves.
Local businesses have been limiting the purchase of ammunition to two boxes per day in order to hopefully allow everyone who needs it to get their share, but these limitations are still not keeping ammunition on the shelves.
"I'd say my ammunition purchases have increased," said store customer Kelly Perry. "It is just from the fear of it not being accessible."
"It's hard right now to even get our hands on it," said Carr. "We are on the computer three, four times a day checking our suppliers to see what they have in stock. But basically everything is out of stock and unavailable due to the high demand."
But this demand for ammunition and guns isn't only affecting retailers and buyers, but also local law enforcement.
According to Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger, it took five months for the Police Department to get their ammunition supply in.
"We not only need ammunition for duty purposes, but it also affects our training," said Olinger. "So we just have to limit ourselves and keep an eye on what ammunition we have, that way we have plenty of time to order it in advance because you never know when it'll come in."