Business Questions, Businesslike Answers

Some of your questions will be timely and straight about business instead of philosophy. Logical answers are in order.

Question: “Why are guns in such short supply now?”
Answer: “In first quarter 2020, authoritative voices speculated the pandemic would greatly restrict supply lines for essentials like food, leading to mass civil unrest and police would be stretched too thin (with their own ranks thinned by the virus) to be of much help. Democratic presidential candidates were all promising to ban assault rifles and full-capacity magazines. Naturally, the public perceived it as a last chance to optimally arm themselves. This was exacerbated by the social unrest and protests, and by the early release of convicted criminals due to COVID-19.”