I think that is a very good point that some are not taking into consideration. I know for fact that LGS in my area have been hoarding ammo to attract new buyers. I went with a close friend recently to shop / search for his first handgun. The transaction went something like this.......Yeah, the article pretty much sums up what we have all expected. Speculators and gougers are propogating the existing problem.
But he didn't mention that a lot of people who have never owned guns are now getting into the market, further driving legitimate demand.
And that's how we, as gun owners, fight pricing policies we disagree with: go elsewhere. It's all we've got.I asked for three boxes and he told me their ammo was only for sale to gun buyers.
After seeing the angered look on my face my friend asked what was up and I explained to him how that was bad business practice, and that the 27 dollar asking price for 9mm was highway robbery. He actually put his gun down, told them to keep it , and that he refused to do business with anyone who had such poor business practices. He actually waited a few weeks and was able to get a NIB Gen 3 Glock 19 for almost a hundred bucks less.