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The Unintended Consequences of Ammo and Gun Hoarding

While supply and demand affected prices across the board for both guns and ammunition, there was a huge benefit derived that few of us realized. In the late 1930s, Congress passed the Pittman-Robertson Act, which has been modified and updated several times since to meet current needs. To be fair, the Act is an excise tax that benefits wildlife and conservation. Given the boom in firearm and ammunition sales, the funds collected via Pittman-Robertson shot up to whopping $824 million.