With the regularity of gun ban scares and resultant surge in all out demand for anything in popular calibers it makes me wonder if it would be worthwhile to have a business just for such times. Keep my day job for the intervening years and build up inventory so that when panic periods occur every 3-4 years I could sell a ton of stock in a short period of time. Not with the idea of jacking up prices, but just move a lot of inventory in say 3-4 months.
Right now I am pretty sure I could sell as much ammo or components as I could possibly afford to accumulate over a 3 yr period, or anything else that is in demand. Sort like how most big retailers make all their profits in Decemer but on a multi-year cycle instead of annual one.
"The ultimate authority ... resides in the people alone. ... The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition."
- James Madison