AND have you checked out the prices of AR15s and other evil black guns (EBGs)? Values have doubled and uppers and lowers are selling for well over what their value is. Better not say too much more or I'll be chastised again.
A mentally ill man and a ex-con, individuals that are not legally allowed to possess firearms, procure same and sickenly kill children and firemen going on horrific killing sprees and it causes a blitz by the media and a knee jerk reaction by politicians AND IT DRIVES UP GUN AND AMMO SALE! The killer gets immortalized, the networks get ratings and the politicians get camera time. The core issues never get addressed because they are difficult and today's politicians only know how to apply bandages to problems. the problem with bandaids these days is they are made in China too and they don't stay on for any length of time.
When the 2nd Amendment was written the seriously and/or violently mentally ill were not main streamed and murders didn't re-enter society. Core issues? The static objects or those who use them?
Yeh and my gun dealer was so backed up the other day with transfers that I couldn't get in to buy a K of Cheddites and a couple of pounds of powder. I hope nobody starts building pipe bombs or powder will dry up also.
One bad comment on our Society when we need armed guards and cops in our schools.
It amazes me that one little word, "Ban", can create such panic, and miss conception, anywhere from not being able to sleep at night, to the U.S. Army storming your house to take either you, or your guns away. Reminds me of the doomsday preppers. At that point, does anything really matter!
The crazy thing about this fear driven hoarding is that most of the guys doing the hoarding will never use the ammo they already have. Typically these are the one box a year shooters but for some reason they feel they need to be sitting on several thousand rounds of ammo just in case it gets banned. Crazy way to go through life.
223/5.56 ammo is scarce but Ive had no problem with other rifle ammo The walmart in my area has little to none but they never carried alot Im happy that I started hoarding brass powder and primers years ago Not to mention bullet moulds I have little faith im our government.
97Fxds, primers already in my area. I stopped by one of my local independent suppliers yesterday to get some rifle and pistol loading supplies. He would only sell me primers by the 100 box if I purchased bullets also. I then went to a local gun shop and they would sell by the thousand, but said everything they had on order was on backorder.Go figure.
It is simply capitalism at work for the "speculators." It happens with dry goods, agriculture, clothing, stocks, bonds, etc. when the demand is overwhelming, people "invest" (gouge) others.....have you ever tried to find a place to park during a concert, football game, etc and, did you get "gouged?"
The airlines and car rental companies double their prices during "peak" periods......consider this a PEAK period for people in the shooting sports....