Who was the famous 19th Century tycoon who, when asked about what we now know as "price gouging", said, looking down at the reporter, "Charge what the market will bear..."
The essence of Capitalism, right?
For those of you who have been trying to find an E.B.R. they are now showing up in quantity, as if the pipeline never shut off lo these past couple of months.
Now, you don't suppose these gun dealers simply closed their vault doors, shut off the supply, and waited until political advice told them their guns would not be banned by the Feds. The resulting "Obama Gun Rush", which I find easy to identify with other scalawags besides Obama, seems to have abated. Now that the E.B.R.s have reappeared, suddenly, POOF, like magic, with 75% to 100% markups, we are supposed to rush out and buy them.
Here's a clue: leave them in the stores. The resulting oversupply will quickly force the price back down to last-year levels. The extra time you now have can be spent eyeballing your local Legislators to see if they have become anti-gun Terrorists and will ban the very rifle you just bought. You might want to make other choices in long guns.
For those of you who read this and say, "whatever", how would YOU feel if gasoline went up to $7.00/gallon by May? Yep, you'd feel gouged.