Has anyone tried to buy ammo lately? Online or locally? The shelves are pretty bare eh? Back in August I wrote an article about ammo and my theory. Then Sandy Hook occurred.
223,7.62, 9mm all gone. If you do find it online, from what I have found it is almost double the price of pre-December 14th. CheaperthanDirt.com pre-12/14, 223 Lake City ammo was running about $460 for a 1000. I saw it listed last night for around $900 (+/-). Most sites like USAMidway only show “out of stock no back order”. BulkAmmo.com website, only shows what they have available for immediate sale. LuckyGunner nothing, Ammunitionstore.com, empty. I read a short article about a week ago interviewing a gun store owner, he relayed a story about a customer that bought 30,000 plus rounds of 223 and cleaned the store owner and his supplier out of stock. One could say the customer was hoarding, but I tend to believe it was a shooting school or range that was buying whatever they could.
As I have been working in the basement the last week, I have been listening to a large number of PodCast’s to drown out the sound of the large sander I have been using. One PodCast, Today’s Survival Show by Bob Mayne he talks about bartering and how common everyday items that seem pretty innocuous today could be very high value in a SHTF scenario. This particular PodCast, was recorded about a year ago. One of the things Bob talked about was ammunition and how it could become even more valuable than gold or silver as a trade item. Now I am not saying that we have reached that point yet but just by looking around at the empty shelves, virtual and physical I had an epiphany and Bob was right! This also is in line with The New Reality post I put up the other day. I sit here thinking that the farther we are moving away from 12/14, that things will be back to normal, and I will be able to just order my ammo from BulkAmmo.com and be merrily on my way. Will it?
Will all the sabre rattling coming from Washington about more gun control just stop? Will the knee jerk, feel good laws that the progressives are enacting like the state of New York did a couple days ago or other states enacting their own versions stop or fade from American’s minds. I think we are entering a new era of soft gun control. If you can slow down or stop the sale of ammunition then a so called assault weapon just becomes a club. I hope I am wrong, and I hope we can go back to a point where I can walk into a store and buy a box of ammo to go shoot on the range without driving home empty handed and putting my clubs back into the safe.
All the political rhetoric aside we as gun owners are all being collectively punished. Whats lost in the media’s psychological operation about needing new gun laws is we are still 16.5 TRILLION dollars in the hole, neither political party is offering or cares about a solution, 7.8% of the population is out of work, and we are still in a 10 year war. If the American public doesn’t think we are being psyop’d into forgetting about the deficit and budget, then all I can offer is a shovel to help dig the hole deeper to put their collective heads into. It is amazing how we as a society tune out until the next Pearl Harbor, or 9/11 happens then wake up for a few months only to fall a sleep again.