Thank You Ammunition “Price Gougers!”

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After the unfortunate incident in December 2012 in which children were killed by a violent man in a school setting, many speculated government intervention in firearms and ammunition ownership.  This triggered a nationwide scramble as these speculators purchased all existing stores of ammunition and of certain firearms.  Some purchased them simply to store them for future personal use, while others speculated that prices would increase and they would be able to sell these items for a profit.  While demand had greatly increased in a matter of hours, the supply schedule cannot change as quickly as demand schedules can, hence the shortages and price increases. To put simply, the minds of everyone (demand) can change much more quickly than the ability to produce the ammunition (means).

Fast forward to six months later, in May 2013, certain types of ammunition were not available at any stores.  Small shipments would come in and…

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Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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