I am writing this post due to the recent boost in ALL gun prices. People who are gun enthusiasts claim that they are trying to save the Gun Community from the current politicians in DC, but where is the loyalty? What I mean is since Obama's campaign began last year, and since the Sandy Hook massacre, gun sales have spiked, similar to when he won the presidency in '08. My issue is that if we want to call ourselves a real Gun Community then distributors and gun dealers alike need to stop raising the prices on everything they get their hands on. I have been visiting gun shops and show in my area a lot recently to get a feel for what guns are available, and what's not available. I have noticed, as most have, that most shops are completely out of AR's unless they are in the $3k range, and they are starting to run low on hi-cap pistols as well. This is expected due to the current circumstances in Washington. I am most concerned though with our Gun Shows. My reason being that people are charging you $1,200 for an AR that was originally an $800 gun. This is showing NO loyalty to the people throughout the Gun Community. I personally have seriously began disliking Gun Shows. Not for political reasons, but because the guys at the tables are always trying to get over on people in the shows, and it's becoming even more evident now. I understand that they are trying to run a business, but don't tell someone that their gun is not worth what they are asking for it, then turn around and offer them half of what it's really worth. Then they will put a price tag on it at their table the next day, sometimes the same day, and charge people who are shopping $100 over what they guy selling was originally asking. I have also noticed recently that even some gun shops are taking the $800 AR's, throwing a $200 scope on it, and charging people $1,500 for that rifle. This is absurd, and once again shows no loyalty to your customers, or the so called Gun Community. If you count in the scope mounts you might add an additional $150, at the most. So you know have a gun that should cost $1,150 but they throw a $1,500 price tag on it. I know some of you will say they need to make money, but they were already making a profit when they were selling the $800 AR's. It seems that almost all dealers in the industry are taking advantage of all the people who are gun enthusiasts. The same dealers are also spiking the magazine prices as well, charging you $40 for a mag that costs $15 at retail. This is why I have started sticking with online shops versus the retail stores. I am sure that most of you will say it comes down to supply and demand, but that's not the case in my opinion. If the online retailers can still charge the retail price, so can the retail stores we visit for the same items. It just goes to show that there is really no Gun Community at all, or maybe there is, but no one has your back in the Community. Please feel free to post what you've noticed in your area, and your thoughts as well. Thanks!