Lets see here, sort of like the real estate bubble. I need to have a, AR-15 because they might be banned, so I'll pay $1,800-$2,500 for a $700 AR and when all is said and done I now own a AR-15 that is actually worth 1/3 of its purchase price and then complain that I lost my shirt when I sell it. Folks here in FLA are jumping through hoops and spending way more for AR's than they are worth as well as ammo. The folks are spending $1.00 per round for 223. Total lunacy in my opinion. Would I like to own an AR yes, do I need one, in reality no, nor do I need an Ak. I managed to live until now and not own either and I'll go out on a limb here and say that I'll live the rest of my life just fine without owning either rifle.
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