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Learn from the experience....
I understand sir. I guess that’s the price for living in paradise.Stuff rolls down hill, when they guy above you in the food chain says dance or starve, that is just the way it is. Especially in a noncompetitive environment like the world's most isolated piece of land from any civilization like the Big Island you start thinking you are lucky to get anything at any price like puttin gas in my tank today at a stinking $4.28 a gal, no sense bitchin, as either you pay, hitchhike, or someone else buys that gas at that price, leaving you in the lurch to either have to walk or buy a fricken horse!
To be fair to those who got caught short by the massive shortage , I don't think they thought about the possibility of such MASSIVE voter fraud or the fact a presidential election could be stolen. I myself did have a gut feeling it was possible ,and did stock up . Being an old retired guy my finances did not allow to stock up as much as I would have liked But, I do think I will have enough to get me through the year ,probably a little more if necessary. As far as history repeating it's self ,There was never ( not even under Obozo) the fear or panic buying like on the scale we see now. Walmart and gun store shelves were NOT totally BARE and while some things were somewhat difficult to find , you could still FIND them! Also There was not a MASSIVE explosion of brand new gun owners . 8 MILLION added in the last year ( most of them right after Nov. elections.) and "Nobody" was paying the INSANE prices we see now. Lastly there not a pandemic and government LOCK DOWN. Add all that together and it was a perfect storm that hit gun owners and shooters this time.This is history repeating itself from not that long ago. Everybody should have seen the possibility of this happening nearly a year ago when the presidential campaigning started. Ad to that the virus thing that actually found new people coming into the sport of shooting buying 22's and ammo. Pretty soon it was shotguns and shooting clay targets.
I am not going to have to limit shooting. I don't call it hoarding either. I planned ahead this time.
the shortage started before the election.To be fair to those who got caught short by the massive shortage , I don't think they thought about the possibility of such MASSIVE voter fraud or the fact a presidential election could be stolen. I myself did have a gut feeling it was possible ,and did stock up .