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Lodi Police Department, other agencies grapple with ammunition shortage

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Sgt. Doug Chin holds a case of ammunition on Monday, April 8, 2013. The ammunition used in the AR-15 rifles used by the Lodi Police Department.

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The Lodi Police Department used to encourage its officers to train frequently at the firing range. Not today, though. Bullets are scarce and shipments take months to receive, causing Lodi to severely limit the frequency of firearm training.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Sgt. Doug Chin holds a case of ammunition on Monday, April 8, 2013. The ammunition used in the AR-15 rifles used by the Lodi Police Department.