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The Cost to Practice Your Second Amendment Rights is Increasing

Inflation is officially impacting your Second Amendment rights.

Over the past year, we’ve seen a number of things that have made a cost increase for firearms, ammunition, body armor, and related items simply inevitable. For one, the demand for all of these items has skyrocketed. Year after year, we’ve reported on the explosion in the number of background checks, indicating a surge in the number of first-time gun buyers. Now, we’re seeing the cost of everything go up — including the raw materials needed to manufacture everything we just mentioned.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the federal government under both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden has set new records in public spending. This included several rounds of stimulus checks for taxpayers as well as extended unemployment benefits. The bailout was intended to assist Americans who were struggling as a result of forced business closures and other restrictions, but at this point it’s well-known that many simply took advantage of the system. Even with pandemic-related restrictions being eased or outright eliminated throughout the country, there are those who push to extend the benefit programs even further. This is putting a strain on supply chains in every industry — including gun makers.

This is where we tell you that things could have been a lot worse — because it’s true. During the initial lockdowns, then-President Trump pushed for exceptions to be made for gun makers. The Second Amendment, he argued, doesn’t suddenly disappear during a time of national emergencies. If nothing else, the ability to defend yourself, your family, and your property becomes even more essential. Gun stores were able to remain open — and it was during this time that we saw the massive spike in purchases.

At this time, we just don’t know when the market will correct itself. With the price of raw materials as high as they are, you can expect a semi-permanent increase in the price for all defense-related products. There will certainly be a correction in time, but in the mean time — take care of the guns you already have.

Here’s the Daily Shooter with more.


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4 Responses

  1. I understand capitalism,supply and demand and the trickle down theory. That being said, what I do not understand is the utter greed and unashamed gouging of the 2A community. I get that there is an unprecedented demand for anything/everything even remotely related to guns. I guess what I really don’t understand is the incredible price increases because things are SO in demand. Does demand cause the manufacturer to produce their product with more expensive parts/ingredients? Is the manufacturer absorbing the cost labor cost and passing the along to us? Are the machines that produce item X now suddenly costing more to operate?
    Many years ago I worked retail and was blessed/cursed to work with managers who had opposing philosophies on how to best sell products, the first believed in making $$ by volume and I truly believe that method rides that fine line between profits and giving the consumer the best “bang” for their $.The other side of that coin was the “lean” philosophy. While that sounds great on the forend, you cannot possibly satisfy as many consumers as the volume method because you create an atmosphere of resentment from the consumer towards the vendor/manufacturer because sooner or later you will be out of certain products by cutting back to the bare minimum of a given product when ordering. This is where the seeds of aggravation and distrust of the manufacturer/vendor begin to grow and believe me when I say when you begin to not being able to meet supply and the consumer WILL find another avenue to acquire what they desire and they will absolutely remember the places they could trust to have what they wanted and those who were constantly running out of the products they wanted.

  2. your a smart common sense person that our government needs’ the lack of common sense in government is beyond stupid, along with the greed of these people.

  3. The government has no experts. They make far more in the private sector than gov pays. So instead we have incompetent bureaucrats making things more expensive and long time periods to get things done. The private sector works smarter,cheaper and produces a far better product. Privatize all that gov does and taxes can go down,we control our lives not them,we do it best.

  4. The way I handle t hat is I fill my needs, my closets and cabinets when prices are low.

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