Paying above market prices for cookies to support the Girl Scouts? Perfectly acceptable.
Paying 10x the market value for a piece of art at a charity auction? Perfectly acceptable.
Paying 1.5x to 3x retail cost for ammo to support youth shooting programs? SCAM!
This is the mentality of the people who cannot grasp what 22ammo.net is doing. They would gladly pay $3 for a cupcake at a bake sale to support a kid’s soccer league, but the idea of paying above retail prices for ammunition to support youth shooting programs is UNTHINKABLE!
As stated before, 22ammo.net attempted in good faith to contact the owner and the moderators of Northeastshooters to generate interest in a charity drive for youth shooting programs. 22ammo.net was scoffed at and ignored. The same good faith effort was made with Jim, the owner of Shooter’s Outpost. 22ammo.net was scoffed at and banned. Sadly, the people who are in the best positions to raise money for youth shooting organizations are the ones doing the least about it.
Now, on a different note, it’s no secret that Shooter’s Outhouse is known for grilling customers about reselling ammo, parts, and firearms. Several people told 22ammo.net how they were interrogated about selling items online that were originally purchased at Shooter’s. In particular, one young woman described how her boyfriend was questioned and “banned” for the alleged legal resale of AR uppers and lowers that were originally purchased there.
Shooter’s unwritten policy is this: if you attempt to sell any item online that you purchased there, whether it’s to make a profit, sell a gun you weren’t happy with, raise money for charity, or any reason, you run the risk of being banned. Below are just a few random comments regarding Shooter’s that people have relayed to 22ammo.net:
“The store is trendy. I don’t shop there.”
“Good for you. Jim is a dick!”
“It’s your right to sell something no matter where you originally bought it”
“It’s your right to charge whatever you want.”
“It’s a good thing you’re doing, raising money for these non-profits.”
“Jim should mind his own business and concentrate on running his business.”
On another note, the massive spike in new gun sales has led to an equally large spike in used gun sales. Thanks to ARMSLIST.com, the legal person-to-person sale of used firearms has absolutely skyrocketed… and what’s wrong with that? Everyday neighbors meet neighbors, and local gun enthusiasts meet other gun enthusiasts in the course of buying and selling used guns. If you purchase a firearm and decide you don’t like it or simply want a different one, it’s your right to legally resell it. 22ammo.net knows of only one gun store that shows such contempt for the legal resale of guns, parts, and ammo and it’s the same one that said “I’ll have you in handcuffs!” yesterday.
22ammo.net would like to thank Northeastshooters.com and Shooter’s Outhouse for their cooperation in getting the word out about the shortages of cash and ammo faced by youth shooting programs. The free website traffic and interest generated in supporting youth shooting programs is all we ever asked for to begin with. As stated previously, if you have any doubts about the sincerity and honesty of 22ammo.net, feel free to either a) contact our references or b) donate cash or ammo directly to your local youth shooting program.