That Guy makes a good point:
We always assumed that having guns in ‘standard’ chamberings meant we would be able to get ammo anywhere, any time. How many times have we heard, and said, that it is a better choice to get a standard caliber so you can get ammo in any gun store or gas station on the planet? Now, you probably have a better chance of finding 7.62Nagant on the shelves before you find 9mmPara.
I think it might be a good time to look at the used market, and buy a gun in a non-standard caliber that someone is panic selling to buy an AR-15 at 3x its regular cost.
I went Sportsman’s Warehouse to buy scope rings yesterday, and the ammo shelves were empty of any “regular” calibers, only some 10mm and .38 was left in bulk. Same deal at WalMart, but they did have .30-06 Remington Core-Lokt in stock, so I bought a couple boxes for my rifle, even .22 and shotshells were not to be found.
Ok people, this is a little crazy. When you’re panic buying .22LR and #8 12 gauge, the problem isn’t the .gov coming for your guns, the problem is you’re panicking buying because you think other people are panic buying. The silly season will pass, things will calm down, back rifles will show up in WalMart again, and if they ever return Dick’s, I’ll won’t know, because I’m never setting foot in one again.
Tough times never last. Tough people do.