Ssshhh. Bob, don't let the cat out of the bag.
I kinda don't mind the shops charging more now. Now we are starting to see the real cause of prices going up. People are camping at big box stores hoping to score an AR so they can flip it online. I've driven past the same Academy sports for a week and they same guys are out front every morning.
These are the same jerks that will camp out when a new game system comes out so they can resell it online. It has nothing to do with supply and demand, when the demand is people that are buying out a product to create an artificial shortage.
The sheer number of ARs on message boards and gunbroker are proof that this is what is happening. If people were really buying for themselves, there wouldn't be any reselling going on.