Not sure about price gouging, and I understand free market, supply and demand ect. ect...But it does suck when I see the local Ma&Pa gun shop that I have supported for years send people to walmart to buy all the ammo they can and then mark it up by 30%. It also sucks seeing gun prices go up as fast as house values went down. Gun owners are to blam to. I have a relative who has not fired a gun in 10 years. He is so paranoid about the big bad goverment and the imaginary black helicopters that in the last couple of months he has bought many guns and thousands of rounds of ammo. The guns will just rust in his basement and he will never fire the ammo. Mean while I have to worry that I can get enough ammo to shoot at my weekly pistol league. I actually shoot my guns and not just buy them because Im afraid of somthing. People can spend there money on what they want, but this situation still is a pain for real firearm enthusiasts.