Um, how about the fact that hoarding supplies is actually ILLEGAL in some places. (I'm sure I read that somewhere. Now I have to go look for it.)
Hmmmm. Thats the first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title, for some reason. I can't recall where I read that but there may be something to it if we both got the same vibe.
It might be in the War Powers Act? Not sure. No time to look right now, back to work...