It's disheartening to walk in around 5pm on Friday (the show opened at 3pm), pay $18 for a weekend pass to the gun show, and see the following:
-No .45ACP cases left except for a no-name brand that is priced at $360/case. $18/box for sub-par FMJ ammo is a ripoff. I paid $15/box for better ammo not a few months ago.
-.45ACP JHP boxes selling for $40. I paid $25 for a better box a few months ago.
I understand supply and demand and gun store owners need to make a living. That's why they are in business. But demand has been decreasing.
I can't accept the fact that they are charging so much, months after Obama was elected. Prices have only increased at the gun show. They market the gun show as a "discount" event. That's a blatant lie, and the FTC should charge them with false advertising (I'm only half kidding).
Frankly, if some gun stores go out of business because of Obama, it will be bittersweet to me. Bitter because the 2nd amendment is being destroyed - sweet because the profiteers will be out of business.
You might pay $12 for a one day pass and you get awful prices, attitude, and shoving. No thanks. I'll keep looking at Wal-Mart and pass up the gun show baloney.
Am I wrong?