Here is an order I placed with Cheaper Than Dirt on 11/25...notice the price of the mags at the bottom....
And here is the same item today..
If this was a comparable mark up in gasoline there would be riots in the streets and congress up in arms... This is gouging plain and simple, a ban on the sale or manufacture of these items is not even on the table (yet). Yeah, I suppose supply and demand play a certain portion of the price increase but not 550% in a month!! Ammo prices have similarly increased as well!!
And here is the real kicker, the same items (magazines and ammo) for the feared "AK-47" that the media traditionally likes to report on are the same price!! This is all because the "Bushmaster AR assault rifle" was used in the Connecticut shootings and that is what all the press is enamored with right now.
Right now the 'net is ablaze with reaction to not only CTD's suspension of firearm sales but this gouging also. I for one will no longer patronize them. I wonder who they think is buying there wares after all, little old ladies in knitting circles?
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)