Up until today, I hadn’t actually seen any price gouging on ammo. Heard about it, read about it, but haven’t seen it.
But today that changed.
Went into a gun store with Crapgame (not going to name the store, but it isn’t one of the 2 notorious gougers in the area) and looked around. On the shelf I saw a 500-round bulk pack of Winchester XPert 22.
I figured it might be a good idea to stock up, since I am shooting more .22 these days.
There was a little sticker in the corner of the box. It said: $70. (I checked MidwayUSA when I got home; their price was $30.99.)
And there was a 525 round box of Federal bulk pack ammo priced at $65.
Neither box included lubrication to ease the pain of the ass-rape being offered to customers.
Now, I am not one of those people that equates price increases with price gouging. I am mostly in the John Stossel camp. Business is business. A vendor needs to be able to make a profit on the products they sell, after factoring in all of the variables. And prices have gone up across the board for ammo, and I accept that reality.
But there is no way in hell that this gun store is making less or the same profit margin on that ammo that they would have made before the sale. They are being opportunistic dicks.
I don’t want a government solution to this problem, like NJ did.
If you see stupid prices on ammo, and you aren’t in desperate need of that ammo, DON’T BUY IT! Let it sit there until the dealer gets sick of staring at it and makes the price more reasonable, or until someone who does need it desperately comes looking for it.
That’s the only way to restore some sanity to the ammo marketplace.
That, and more production.
We have all heard the gun-grabbers bleating that citizens don’t need guns because the police protect them. It’s one of their standard arguments. They often stamp their feet when saying it, like a child complaining that mommy won’t serve dessert first.
Does that argument hold any water?
Gun confiscation: coming to a town near you! Some of you may not be aware of a devastating flood that recently occurred in Canada.
While not quite as widespread as Katrina was, it looks pretty bad.
It’s a shame, and we hope the residents of High River recover quickly. Hopefully more quickly that the NY victims of Sandy, who have been left out in the cold by Gov. Cuomo while he was tilting at anti-gun windmills.
The police evacuated the town, just like what happened during Katrina.
And also like Katrina, the police decided to confiscate people’s guns from the evacuated homes.
How much do you exercise your gun rights on an average day?
Have you ever thought about what you would do on an day that was not average?
During the Boston Bomber manhunt, many hands were wrung over the dubiously-legal lockdown imposed upon Massachusetts residents.
During the manhunt for trigger-happy Chris Dorner, lockdowns were once again employed.
Well, it just happened again:
The aftermath of the Sandy Hook Massacre has not been pretty.
The gun-grabbers have made a spectacle of themselves by lying and fabricating stories to help win victories over the Bill of Rights. Sadly, this spectacle has remained visible only to those citizens who make the effort to circumvent the anti-gun bias of the lame-stream media.
In a move which will surprise no one who isn’t a hardcore liberal, the ringleaders of the anti-gun movement have gotten busted lying to their own supporters yet again:
What’s that old saying? “Life would be easy if it weren’t for other people”.
Do you like guns? If you’re here, you probably do.
Do you know a lot about guns? Some of you do, some of you don’t. Some are aware of where you stand on the gun knowledge spectrum, and others are not.
Do you want to talk about and learn about guns? Once again, if you’re here, you probably do.
It would be great if we could all discuss the things we like and learn more about them. But like any activity, once you add people into the mix it can get pretty complicated and annoying.