As tensions rise in the Israel-Hamas conflict, it seems that Americans are turning to the classic solution of panic buying guns and ammo. The popular ammo tracking website, Ammo Prices Now, has reported a significant surge in the price of 5.56×45mm NATO caliber ammunition, with a staggering 39% increase in just one week. The price per round has risen from .36 to .50, which is even more than the increase seen during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. And it’s not just that type of ammo that’s seeing a spike in price. The cost of 223 Remington has surged by 42% in the past week as well. It’s clear that Americans are feeling the need to arm themselves as the possibility of WW3 looms closer.
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With Iran threatening to get involved in the conflict and receiving support from Russia and China, the chances of a global conflict are becoming more apparent. Even prominent figures like former Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are expressing their concerns about the potential outbreak of WW3. Carlson recently warned his viewers to be prepared for war with Iran, while Musk believes that the United States is “sleepwalking into World War III.” He argues that US foreign policy needs to focus on preventing regional conflicts from escalating into global ones and emphasizes the importance of maintaining peace in Ukraine and normalizing relations with Russia.
It’s interesting to note that some political figures, like Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, have advocated for a more isolationist stance and even suggested making deals with Russia over Ukraine. This differing opinion highlights the complexity of the situation and the diverse views within the conservative camp.
As the debate rages on, the surge in gun and ammo purchases reflects the growing unease and desire for self-defense among law-abiding Americans. Elon Musk even stated that armed citizens are essential to the defense of democracy, acknowledging the unfortunate reality of mass shootings while advocating for the right to bear arms. While the situation in the Middle East continues to unfold, it’s clear that Americans are taking matters into their own hands to protect themselves and their loved ones.