Unfortunately, I am not as nearly up-to-speed on current gun law legislation as so many of you are. As my bio says and as some of you may have read, I'm brand new to guns and recently placed my first firearms order on April 30th. I understand that bullets - it seems, from what I've read, nearly every kind - are difficult to come by, and that ammunition is relatively higher than the average norm. Even in my own circumstance, the type of firearm I ordered has been 'on order' from the dealer since December (apparently). I know that due to current, tragic, violent events involving guns and the people who shoot them that the President and Congress are working to refine/modify/employ/legislate new gun law, but I'd like to hear from anyone reading (and willing) a condensed, brief version of why wait periods are so long, why ammunition is so high, how long this current state of heated political discussion involving firearms has been going on, and what's likely to come next. I don't mind if you Dem. or Rep. - but I do want an unbiased, truthful response, so far as I could hope to ask for in a political thread.