I noticed after every hurricane or catostropic event, there is a propencity for scalpers to load up on plywood, roofing materials, ice, food, whatever and set upon the needy population without a trace of beneviolence and make a profit. I also have been reading recently, financial advisors recommending stock-piling ammunition as a hedge against inflation (read proffit). This is hurting those of us that actually shoot by creating shortages and driving prices through the ceiling. I shoot competitively and average 20K rounds a year just practicing or shooting matches. I have to reload to support this sport and it is fast moving out of financial reach. People that will never fire a weapon more than a gratuitus trip to the range, are buying loads of ammo , guns, and components in some ill-advised preparation for Obamadom and that is ok, but the real shortage, I can guarentee you, is being created by speculators; the same folks that gave us the housing bubble and you can bet your ass, this is not by chance. There are warehouses filled with ammo out there. Do a gunbroker search on primers right now and see what they are bringing. I just watched 5K of small pistol go for nearly $400.00 that regularly sells for $120.00. Some of us are thinking this is a good thing that people are stock-piling to present a front for our liberties but I do not beleive in the tooth-fairy either and I contend this has as much to do with scalping speculation as it does protection.