It seems like a sort Mad Max kind of thing, but stuff like that does happen. Last November someone stole 120 rifles from a train in Atlanta. I don’t remember hearing any more about it, so not sure if they recovered them. Also, never heard if they thought it was a planned thing or just a random incident.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman