Hope it is a sign of things to come. They seem to have tapped into some new ammo sources.
This frenzy/shortage is no different than the one 4-5 years ago. Created by unfounded fear and further fueled by internet and media rumors and hype. Sentiment created by the horror of the Newtown shootings deepened it. It's a matter of temporary demand far exceeding immediate supply. Production is catching up, now logistics and distribution is a factor. Like last time, prices will go down but are not going to be what they were before. The gougers will be gone, but like last time, I suspect that overall you will see a 10-20% increase across the board.