Gun prices are approaching pre-Sandy hook levels here in Kentucky.
Especially .22 caliber AR clones.
I suspect that people are disgusted that they have a gun but realize that it is just a paperweight without ammo, or even if they have a little ammo, they are afraid to shoot that ammo for fear they may not be able to get anymore = no fun.
Which apparently seems to be a long term fact. I would be surprised if 22 ammo becomes readily available by years end. The panic is so widespread now it has increased to avalanche proportions.
Why? because those who were smug early on thinking that the shortage would only last a few months have come to the realization that it may last a lot longer. So there is a renewed surge in demand from that quarter.