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The Reason Ammo Prices Are Falling – And What You Should Do

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Old gun owners and new gun owners alike looked on as ammo and gun prices increased dramatically in recent years, and millions of Americans swarmed sporting goods stores to stock up.

Due to the threat of new gun control measures such as bans on semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines, and a closing of the background check loophole, people weren’t just buying guns for themselves. They were buying guns for their children and grandchildren, too.

Pretty soon, .22 LR vanquished completely from the shelves, and other ammo, handguns, rifles and shotguns increased to the point where some people couldn’t afford them. In some cases, ammunition had tripled in price. AR-15s and AK-47s disappeared from gun racks.

But in recent months, people have been breathing a sigh of relief as the price of ammunition has fallen back to its normal levels. ARs and AKs are now in abundance at Walmarts and sporting goods stores alike. And .22s are still more expensive than they were, but at least they’re re-appearing on the shelves.

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All in all, almost all ammunition has decreased in price by about 15 percent, and in some areas, it’s continuing to drop. This is certainly good news … at least for now.

There are two questions we need to examine: One, what has caused the price of ammo to rise and fall so drastically, and two, will the now low price of ammunition remain that way?

The reason why ammunition prices increased so much is because of the government’s actions. As we have discussed, people were scared that some guns would be banned and/or required to be registered and that other strict gun laws would be put in action. But that’s not all.

Federal agencies bought ammunition en masse: .22, 9mm, .40, .45 ACP, 5.56x45mm, and .308 were the primary calibers bought in bulk by the government. Ammunition manufacturers now had two problems: They had to cope with increasing demand from both the government and from the people.

Ammunition companies have never produced as much ammo as we saw during the ammunition bubble, but despite them turning out more rounds from the factories, ammo was still expensive and scarce. Previously, American ammo manufacturers had taken up the biggest market share among gun buyers, but now foreign manufacturers were pumping off rounds themselves.

Suddenly, ammo was a rare commodity. A bulk of 500 rounds of .22 LR that would have cost $10 to $15 previously now cost up to $100 in some states. Even so, more .22 LR was produced from 2012 to 2014 than another time in history.

Fortunately, people are now rejoicing that ammo prices have fallen back to where they should be. Will it stay that way? It looks like it will — at least for a while.

But when all is said and done, it’s likely that we could have yet another ammunition bubble. All it takes is a government threat of new strict gun control measures. Another ammunition bubble could be as far away as 50 years or as close as 50 days.

So what should you do? Some may criticize this suggestion, but … STOCK UP NOW.

Ammo prices have fallen to where they should be, and in the areas where they haven’t, they will soon. ARs and high-capacity magazines are once again commonplace. You need to buy your guns and ammo now, while they are affordable.  If you wait too long, another ammo bubble will hit before you know it.

Do you agree that gunowners should stock up on ammo while it’s affordable? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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  1. Enough countries have now signed the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty that it is to take effect in a few days.
    The Senate would have to ratify it for it to apply to the U.S. and with the Democratic Senate now on Christmas break, that will not happen – yet. The sticking point on domestic issues of the treaty in conflict with the 2nd Amendment could force the Obama administration to attempt to enforce those points via rule, regulation, or executive “pen”, just as the U.N.’s Agenda 21 mandates are being implemented through those means even though the Senate has not signed off on Agenda 21 either. Yes, the GOP will take control of the Senate next year, but don’t look for much to really change as the GOP is controlled by the same New World Order elites. All you have to do is look at the way the leadership has crawfished and “compromised” this year to get an idea of how things are going to go next year.

    Stock up at reasonable prices while you can and watch for the government to start implementing firearm restrictions via rule, regulation, and mandate. Not even the SCOTUS takes the Constitution seriously anymore.

    • “Enough countries have now signed the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty that it is to take effect in a few days…”

      It does not matter unless you let it. Laugh at those who serve within our governments, remind them that if a treaty is NOT constitutional here in the USA it is NOT VALID.

      Then remind those who serve within our governments that they will have no positions if our country is destroyed, that not keeping the Oath required of them is a felony/perjury/requirement for removal of the position they occupy:

      – 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office the three branches of our government, the military, all law enforcement, the heads of the States, all federal employees are required to take before assuming office.

      – 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires the three branches of our government, the military, all law enforcement, the heads of the States, all federal employees sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law.

      – 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath of office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.

      – 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense for anyone employed in the United States Government to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”.

      The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 which for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311.

      – Executive Order 10450 provision specifies it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate “the alteration … of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.”

      Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. Thus, according to Executive Order 10450 (and therefore 5 U.S. 7311) any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331 which alters the form of government other then by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311.

      Then remember that to give sovereignty (authority/power) over the USA to a foreign entity, foreign nation, anyone else is the very definition of TREASON against America and all US citizens. Also know that you should be contacting your constitutional sheriffs and volunteering to be trained ( If they are bold enough to give our sovereignty away then they will come for you and those around you, me, our neighbors, etc sooner or later, history has shown that to be true.

      Start right now calling “your” representatives and reminding them of those things, remind them also that since congress did NOT declare a war, every person injured or killed fighting as the US (really US) Military is First Degree murder on their part – yes, under our laws they can be held responsible for every one of them. Then remind them of the separation of powers that REQUIRES that every agency that is under a specific branch ONLY has the duties of that branch. Example: The IRS cannot make laws, regulations, etc, as they are part of the executive (enforcement) arm of our government. The ONLY branch that can lawfully make laws, regulations,etc is the legislative branch – in particular those who are voted in to office. They HAVE to write the law, regulation themselves. They are allowed to have agencies, assistants that can do research, etc for them, but they cannot LAWFULLY create laws, regulations, etc.

      See how far from knowing how our LEGITIMATE government works the people are. So many “color of law” (pretend laws created by someone who looks as if they have the power to do so, but the authority was never granted to the branch they are occupying a position in) are used against the people. People are even in illegally/unlawfully in prison for laws, regulations that are NOT lawful here in the USA.

      If force is used add *terrorism to the list of crimes committed: *28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

      YOU, me, everyone except for those who serve within our governments are the Militia and it is OUR constitutionally assigned duty to:
      – Enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
      – Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which is constitutional laws ONLY),
      – Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      – “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

      Alexander Hamilton: “The only constitutional exception to the power of making treaties is, that it shall not change the Constitution… On natural principles, a treaty, which should manifestly betray or sacrifice primary interests of the state, would be null.”

      Alexander Hamilton: “… a treaty cannot be made which alters the Constitution or which infringes any express exceptions to the power of the Constitution of the United States.” (Natural Rights)

      Alexander Hamilton, concerning the supremacy clause The Federalist Papers, 33: “It will not, I presume, have escaped observation that it expressly confines the supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution.”

      Alexander Hamilton: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles that that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.”

      Thomas Paine “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”

      Patrick Henry: “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

      • A wonderfully written piece, and all true. Unfortunately, this is what the majority of the people in this country would see and understand, if they even had the access to read it…”BLAH BLAH BLAH”. I hate to say it, but probably a good portion of the readers here also. The USA as it was founded is over. Make sure you and yours are ready for what is soon to come. God help us all.

      • I’m done calling and writing. They are listening and have their own agenda. The tree of liberty is long over due for its refreshing. I do not enjoy saying this, but I am a realist.

  2. I never criticize good advice. I stocked up at the first mention of concern about ammo was voiced a few yrs. ago and never worried about the lack of 22lr. I don’t plink with them. I treat them like the defense round they are. Shooting then up like they are corn left out for squirrels is insane. I use them like my .308 rounds. Good preparation and targeting. I know guys and gals will say this is BS but you do what ever turns your screw folks.
    I intend to have a good defense and I can carry a “lot” of 22lr…

    • It’s encouraging to see someone that understands the 22 is outstanding self defense ammo. More home invaders have been killed by the 22 than any other weapon in America. The numbers never lie. thanks and God bless.

      • Personally I love 22lr and I agree it can be used as a defense caliber though It would not be my first choice but the main reason that more people are killed with 22’s relates to the simple fact that there are more 22’s out there than any other caliber.

    • I also am a Vietnam vet. served as a 0311 grunt infantry, foxtrot co 2nd Bn 7th Marines. sure do miss my M14 7.62 sweet weapon with the selector switch. been shooting everything from Ak47 and ar15 to the pistols 22 up to the 45, and when, not if, TSHTF, I will pack the 45 and an Ak along with my mossberg 500 shotgun with assault stock, 00 buck. 12. ga. ammo will be like gold so stock up if u can. a little here and there adds up. i use for much of my ammo. I will let the young ones do the fighting, as I want to get a few licks in long range, and if you think an ak47 is not a good long range weapon with the posp scope, I beg to differ. i hit a group of 3 the size of a silver dollar at 200 yards, so guess I could handle 300 on up if need be. wish all my comrades in arms the best. nice shooting the breeze with ya.

      • I would never disagree on the shooting an AK can do. It’s all in the hands of the shooter
        and the believers. For old times sake. The only Woodstock I remember is the stock and sweetness of the sound of the M-14 making a statement. I gotta tell yah , I sure hated giving up the 14 for the 16Hooah. See you on the other side brother. PS: keep your powder dry. !st Bat 7th

        • I was thinking of the same things on letting the youngsters do the in close Chit kicking. I really like the .308 /7.62 for the reach out and touch someone feel. Love the way the .308 makes me think of old home week , 11/64-2/66 [a long week]

        • Army – 1st Bat. 7th air cav 11/64 -2/66 yeah,saw a lot of crap that’s hard to talk about w/o remembering death. Therapy has helped but can’t remove the pictures from my mind. Keep your powder dry brothers and sisters. we’re gonna need it soon.

    • thks for the excellent piece of information. printing it out and reminding myself of it daily.

  3. I am still trying to buy ammo a box or two at a time when I go to the store. Slow and steady…

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  5. This is viable advice. Remember, to put a dent in an armed populace, they do not NEED to control guns, merely the ammunition! Two things here to ponder….

    1) American shooters ALREADY own over 10 BILLION rounds of ammo of every caliber imaginable. Dry up the supply, and that number will drop like a rock, even with curtailed ammo expenditure. Some had the foresight to stash LOTS of ammo. Others did not, or simply COULD NOT afford bulk buys. It is the latter group that will feel the pinch FIRST.

    2) Deflation of ammo prices can also be a BAD thing, if it drops to dangerously low levels. Just like any OTHER commodity! If the price of ammo drops below the level of profitability, folks will quit making it. This dollar is so unstable right now…. Do NOT trust it! It is viable right now, so use it to it’s maximum advantage, and score all the ammo you can. I have a bad feeling that bullets will become more valuable as a medium of exchange than physical MONEY will be soon….

    Also, it would be wise to stock up on spare parts kits for whatever rigs you run…. especially high wear parts like springs, pins and such….. Any minor repairs your firearms need? NOW is the time….

    • Getting several firing pin upgrades in and a replacement trigger mod from Ruger good idea on springs, thanks

    • This is where the AR shines. EZ to fix, spare parts cheap ! Most people won’t benefit from huge stockpiles of ammo, however. 1k of 5.56, 5k .22lr, a few cases of 12 & 20 ga, the world isn’t going to end short of us being nuked, which is unlikely. Can you imagine how fast small game will disappear with 5k people hunting the same pea patch ? Stock up on dry rice/beans/lentils, and salt/pepper/whatever makes beans taste good. Meat will be a luxury for a year or two.

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