Originally Posted by 1hole
Today's govie regulators are indeed jerks to established businesses but they also virutally assure established manufactoring companies that no competitors can possibly arise - didn't you get that in your college economics classes?
Soooo it's the government's fault that brass is expensive and demand for shooting related products as risen? Missed the class that would lead me to that conclusion.
I also missed when they scrapped the idea that a fair day's work deserves a fair day's wage and when they redefined success in business as when you wring every last penny out of your customer.
I agree that copper has become more expensive because after I graduated college I became a builder and I buy a lot of copper products. The price of pure copper pipe and wire have not kept pace with the price bullets. Not by a long shot. And brass and lead are lesser metals.
More people may have ran out and bought guns after the last election but it does not mean that they can afford to shoot them. Times are tough and shooting is more expensive than ever. If you are telling me that shooting is more popular than ever don't tell me in the next breath that it's the government's fault. It not and it's ludicrous.
What if you woke up tomorrow and went to your paint supply store or your paper supply store and they told you that the cost of paper or paint just went up 50%. And all the other stores more or less did the same. You could not do a damn thing about it because they got you.
Now what if the gas companies did the same thing, citing the rising cost of exploration. Then they report record profits quarter after quarter. Do you feel got yet? You should.
I think that manufacturers of bullets probably keep prices artificially high because they make more money that way. People have not reached the pain threshold yet. They will continue to buy bullets at whatever price because in some way, shape or form they need to.
They got you.