That’s the theme of a few conversations I’ve had in recent days. People looking to acquire firearms because something ‘bad’ might happen and they have nothing.
Ladies and gentleman, welcome to 2A advocacy. Gasoline, water, food, medicine, and yes… firearms. are emergency supplies. And now was not the time to think about emergency supplies. But now is better than never. Be aware that prices are going up, NCIS servers are going to be full, and stock is going to be more scare. But don’t let fear make you make a regrettable purchase.
Handgun and common rifle ammunition prices are up, that’s the nature of supply and demand, but that doesn’t mean don’t look around. It does mean consider buying from the folks you still normally buy from so they can keep the lights on and get restock. They’re buying at higher prices too.
In short, supply shopping is harder, but not impossible. Stick to low volumes and small buys to keep your expenditures reasonable, you can always bulk buy when the ammo comes back. But, you need some, make it a reasonable amount. 200 is a lot better than 0. 50 is better than 0. 10,000 is just somebody else’s supply cache when they see it get dropped off by UPS… if you could even order that much.
All in all folks, be patient, be courteous. This is our new normal for a bit.